Callejón de Hamel

Tucked into an otherwise unremarkable and somewhat down at the heels neighborhood of Centro Havana is Salvador González Escalona’s art alley, the Callejón de Hamel. In 1990, the self-taught artist painted a mural on a friend’s house to spruce it up. It was well received, and his paintings and sculptures expanded to the neighbors’ walls and the street. His work is a mix of styles, local influence and Afro-Cuban religions. The whimsical sculptures incorporate a variety of found objects. The alley has become an attraction – the artist has a studio and gallery, there’s a restaurant, other shops, and a space where musicians and dancers perform.

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