You should be standing in front of the popular Pimentel Market. One of the many bodegas catering to Latinx customers, Pimentel also boasts a brightly-colored mural on the corner of Wyman Street. On the wall outside the store, four young women are having a picnic, lying in the grass together and snacking on strawberries and Kit-Kats.
The mural was painted by Ricardo Gomez, who goes by Deme5, a Boston-based artist. Deme5 identifies as a graffiti artist, but is also skilled in other mediums such as design, illustration, and fine art.
Deme5 was commissioned by the owner to paint the mural; a sunnier alternative to another plain wall. The four women’s ethnic ambiguity is a reflection of the diversity of Boston’s Latin Quarter, where different accents, flags, and foods come together.
Across Centre Street, within sight of Pimentel, is the Blessed Sacrament Church. A landmark of the Latin Quarter, this massive brick building graces the neighborhood with wide steps and a sunny plaza. Families enjoy picnics, friends hang out, and lunches are eaten in front of Blessed Sacrament - cross the street to see the next installment of the tour!