Walala Pump & Go: Camille Walala Transforms Gas Station in Fort Smith, Arkansas for The Unexpected
One of our favorite street art festivals of the year is always the Unexpected curated by Justkids that takes place in Fort Smith, Arkansas. From the year's line-up, we loved French artist, Camille Walala, and her complete transformation of an old gas station into a bright and immersive art installation.
Located at the main intersection of Grand Avenue and 11th street the Walala Pump & Go gas station features the artist eclectic trademark tribal pop style. Vibrant geometric color patterns highlight existing elements with a dynamic brio.
“The artist’s bold and playful style incredibly enhances built space and architecture, creating welcoming social spaces. After five years of curating diverse visual projects in Fort Smith, I learned that a big part of good place-making is creating community and a sense of re-discovery of the beauty that is there, in the city, all along, and Camille’s work does just that” expressed Justkids curator Charlotte Dutoit on the decision to bring forward this artist project.