Heard on the Hill

Bienvenidos Arizona Street Art Endures in D.C.

Give credit to street artist Yote, whose Bienvenidos Campaign — stickers, signs and paintings of the Spanish word for "welcome" superimposed over Arizona's state flag — keeps popping up years after he started it.

The artist developed Bienvenidos in 2010, during the height of the debate over Arizona's SB 1070 immigration crackdown law. It offered a counter-narrative to the heated anti-immigrant rhetoric of the day as it popped up amid election-season signage.

Street Artist Yote developed the Bienvenidos Campaign in 2010. (Jason Dick/CQ Roll Call)

Street artist Yote developed the Bienvenidos Campaign in 2010. (Jason Dick/CQ Roll Call)

And it appears to have made its way to Washington, D.C., as evidenced by this sticker's placement on a newspaper box on the National Mall.

Yote's Bienvenidos street art project keeps popping up, years after he started it. (Jason Dick/CQ Roll Call)

Yote's Bienvenidos street art project keeps popping up, years after he started it. (Jason Dick/CQ Roll Call)