The Fifth Annual Todos Santos Studio Tour February 9, 2014

The fifth annual Todos Santos Studio Tour, is scheduled for Sunday February 9th 2014, from 10am – 5pm, Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

todos-santos-studio-tour-2014Part of the esteemed designation of “Pueblo Magico” in the charming ocean village of Todos Santos is the large number of artists living there who have working studios throughout the town.  Collectors and the public often marvel at gallery art, but they rarely have an opportunity to actually visit studios and talk directly with the artists in their working environment.  Well, your special invitation for this experience is approaching soon, so mark your calendar now.

The fifth annual Todos Santos Studio Tour, is scheduled for Sunday February 9th 2014, from 10am – 5pm.  The Tour is self guided and after registering and paying an admission/donation of $150 pesos you will be given a studio map and an identification bracelet.   An added bonus is the Tour also guides you through many of the hidden neighborhoods of our magical Pueblo.

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Benito Ortega in his Todos Santos studio

Proceeds from the Tour are administered through the Palapa Society, A.C., a non-profit charity, and help children in Todos Santos with art education by providing art supplies and training.  The Palapa Society was founded in 2003 and its overall mission is to provide educational scholarships, as well as medical and environmental programs to benefit the local children and families of Todos Santos.  This is accomplished working in concert with various community entities, and through the efforts of a host of dedicated volunteers.  For more visit their website at palapasociety.orgstudio-tour-Sofia-Vega-Painting

The Tour this year has 38 artists registered including the addition of eight new studios never open in previous years.  It promises to be a unique and rewarding experience.  Participating artists have been working hard to present new and exciting creations to share. You can view a diverse assortment of work from silversmithing to sculpture, photography to painting, ceramics to mural making, and including such mediums as ceramic, mosaics, encaustic, oil and acrylics, pastels and lathe wood turning. studio-tour-Gloria-Ruenitz Also it is fascinating to see the many ways artists carve out places to work, from a garage or a palm covered palapa in their yard, to a formal traditional studio space, all serve to enable the process of making art.

This is the signature event for the majority of artists who form the core of the Todos Santos art colony.  Some of these artists were born here, while others settled in our small village because of its charming historic and cultural atmosphere, its pure light, and the beauty of a tropical setting bounded by the ocean and the surrounding desert.  The Tour is an opportunity to view a wide spectrum how artists interpret living here, and melds their experiences into their unique artistic creations.

studio-tour-Guillermo-BejaranoTodos Santos is located is an easy hour’s drive from Cabo and La Paz, so please make plans to join us on Sunday February 9th for a fun day of art adventures.  For further information including photos of participating artists please visit the Artists of Todos Santos website at-  http://www.artistsoftodossantos.com.