Calidonia is an area of Panama City where an urban revitalization is taking place as mayor José Blandon (@blandonjose) works to create a sustainable city and recuperate public spaces. As part of the revitalization, the once-cluttered streets of Calidonia are now clear from the shacks of street vendors and is becoming a friendly place to walk around and enjoy city life.

On Saturday my friends and I were looking for something different to do so we stopped by the Via Plural event taking place for the first time in the Calidonia. The event has previously taken place along Avenida Central, and I love the concept of it. It’s a day where artists, musicians, painters, and more come together and create live art activations in the streets of Panama City.

During our day in Calidonia, we watched lived murals being painted, acrobats, an insane hip-hop dance by kids, and my friend Stephanie was chosen to be a magician’s assistant twice. Here are a few photos I took, and you can follow @viaplural on Instagram to find out when the next event is taking place!

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I'm from Louisville, Kentucky and moved to Panama in 2011 to finish a degree in International Business. I enjoyed the hot tropical weather and the lifestyle on offer in Panama City so much that I decided to make it my permanent residence. Follow @JoeyBonura on Twitter and Instagram for more updates on my life in Panama.

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