Graffiti artists were invited to the Yala town painting on public walls, damaged buildings, and alleys with hope that art could at least bring happiness to the local people.
One national graffiti artist Patcharapol Tangruen, 36, is among other artists from Bangkok doing the job in this insurgency-plagued province.
Patcharapol, also known as Alex Face, is a well-known and influential graffiti artist in Thailand.
He said he was approached by the Yala City Administration to do the paintings.
He said the local administration officials told him that they wanted to create street arts in the town so as to enable peace of minds and ease of stress among the townspeople.
He was tasked to spray paint public wall along the Nualsakul road in the municipal area, he said.
The lively and colourful graffiti drew warm welcome by local residents, he said.
One resident Sombat Padungtaksin said the street arts bring happiness to the communities adding it was a creative activity.
Yala City Administration intends to create peaceful environment in the town and ease uncomfortable atmosphere amid the current unrest with the street arts. Earlier it has devised Bird City” and also turned bomb bunkers in downtown area into graffiti galleries.