648 South Summer Street – East Wall

Year: 2023

648 South Summer Street – East Wall

The wall is on the East side of the Battleship Block, directly facing the Puerto Rican Cultural District. This housing complex and compound was built by German immigrant workers in 1910, and sold to French-Canadian developers. In the 20th century, heads of households included Yiddish-speaking Russians, Greeks, German-speaking Poles, and Germans, as well as native-born and French Canadian residents. Nearly all of them were employees of paper, woolen, or thread mills.

Additional Insight:

“The Master of Masks” presenting Don Raúl Ayala Carrasquillo, Loizeño, son of the renowned artisan master, Don Castor Ayala. He learned the art of crafting coconut and vejigante masks from his father, without losing the traditional techniques. However, he added more vibrant colors and additional horns, among other elements, to his masks, making them uniquely his own. Raúl passed down this art to his children and other family members to preserve the tradition.

Meet The Artists

David Zayas

David Zayas

David Zayas is a highly acclaimed Puerto Rican mural artist renowned for his captivating and thought-provoking artworks that adorn walls across the world. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Zayas […]

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Don Rimx

Don Rimx

Don Rimx, born as David Sepúlveda in Puerto Rico, is a highly acclaimed artist known for his exceptional talent in muralism and street art. Born on March 30, 1980, in […]

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