The artists have worked with community memebrs to pain their shack housing with bright colors.
"[R]esidents in the Santa Marta slum have transformed their community into a living, breathing canvas.
With the help of two Dutch artists and a pioneering paint firm, the main square is now a kaleidoscope of color.
'It gives the community life!' said Edimar Marcelinho Franco, who helped paint the 34 buildings and walked away with a professional painting title.
'People who come to the favela today say, 'Wow, how pretty.' It doesn't have that image of an ugly favela,' he said."
Thanks to Richard Florida