The Usina del Arte (Art Factory), inaugurated in various stages between 2011 and 2013, with its two auditoriums of extraordinary acoustic, exhibition spaces, and public programs, has become one of the main hubs and magnets of the Distrito de las Artes (Art District). With this long term development project, the Government of the City aims to transform a large area between Av. San Juan in the quarter of San Telmo, and Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza in the South of La Boca, into a district of cultural and touristic appeal by fostering the artistic sector in all disciplines, promoting private investment, and the improvement of the urbanization and infrastructure.
More and more, the Distrito de las Artes is becoming the home of public and private museums and cultural centers, art galleries, artist in residencies, studios of artists, theatres, bookshops.
In this short visual tour we would like to give an impression of the area close to the Usina del Arte. The appearance of the neighborhood has changed considerably since September 2016 through the murals created as part of the street art festival Color BA.