Wednesday Night we checked out a brand new funky restaurant called Acre .
But Thursday San Jose del Cabo’s cultural district, framed by the beautiful calm streets and the colonial buildings was host to an exciting evening Artwalk.
In the streets behind the Church, you will find a corridor full of culture and art galleries. Those galleries gather the work of Mexican and International artists, some renowned, some other are new talents, but certainly you will find a lot of exquisite pieces of art, combining very different techniques, materials and styles, so whether you are an art connoisseur, an art lover, or just curious about what is going on there, the Art District is a must thing to visit when you go to San José del Cabo.
The best time to visit is during the Art Walk. Art Walks are scheduled for every Thursday from 5 to 9 pm, from November to June. During this time, the streets with the galleries become traffic-free and become completely walking streets. Then you can go through all the galleries, you can go inside each one of them and listen what is it about, what kind of art they provide and many of the artists are there, to let the visitors know about their work, their vision and to let them understand what their art represents.
When we visited, there was a live band doing Cuban music on the street corner. Knowing it was a busy night we made a reservation at Mi Casa right in the heart of the art district.
You can find paintings, photography, lithography, sculptures, pottery and ceramics, letterpress, jewelry, among many other materials and techniques that you just must see.
Some of the galleries you can’t miss:
Galería Corsica – This place will make you feel as in a true contemporary art museum, displaying the work of more than 40 artists, renowned and new. Website: www.galeriacorsica.com
El Armario – This gallery’s name literally means “The closet” and its motto is “the cutest shop in town”. There you can find all kinds of beautiful things made by artisans from all the parts of Mexico. E-mail: [email protected]
Frank Arnold Gallery – Frank Arnold’s paintings have been called “Personal, yet universal”. His work has been displayed at galleries around Mexico and the United States and his gallery has been praised by art and travel guides. Website: www.frankarnoldart.com
Arte Gallery - Art studio and gallery founded by the artist Julian Garcia Forcelledo, who has found this Art District the perfect place for his original sculptures. Website: www.juliangarciaf.com
Mata Ortiz Gallery – This gallery displays hand-crafted pottery as it was traditionally made by the Paquime, an ancient culture from the zone of Chihuahua. Website: www.lasacristiaart.com
Casa Dahlia Gallery – located inside of a house full of history, this gallery displays the paintings and sculptures of contemporary artists, covering from folk art to abstract pieces. Website: www.casadahlia.com
Muvezi African Art – This Art district is so versatile that you will also find African art. This gallery displays the work of renowned artists from Zimbabwe, who have produced modern pieces with a beautiful African style. Website: www.muvezi.com
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