Category Archives: Art and Culture

Artist Studio Tour in Los Barriles

Artist Studio Tour in Los Barriles is Wednesday, February 7 from 10am – 4pm.  This year we have 17 stops showcasing over 30 artists!  And we have 3 new stops!  See art ranging from acrylic, oil & watercolor paintings, jewelry, fabric art, clothing, wood, metal, ceramic and natural materials.  The creativity is booming here in Los Barriles and this is your chance to see it right where it is created!  And this is just in time for Valentines Day – a gift for a loved one, your home or yourself!

Many of our stops are side by side, or in bundles in an area to help make getting to all the stops easier!  Enjoy the day with your friends and enjoy the artists and their home studios!

Tickets are $100 pesos or $6.00 usd and are available the day of at our drive through ticket booth at Baja Properties in Los Barriles.  Could not be more simple than that!   Tickets sold from 9:30am – 2pm.

For more information, go to www.eastcapearts.com   This event is brought to you by Asociación de Artes Del Mar de Cortez A.C.  “Making the educational experience the best it can be for the 21 schools in the East Cape we service”

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Music Festival 2019 Press Conference – Squid Roe.

Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, México.

The Saturday, June 22, 2019, San Jose del Cabo 11th Annual Festival of Music, press release at Squid Roe, announced that the gowing music party is more popular than the one celebrated the same date as the festivities in Guadalajara. Musician’s and groups participating in this year’s edition include bands and performers from Mexico City, and Colombia.

When the SJDC event started in 2009, there were 300 people listening to 14 bands. By 2012, those numbers jumped to an attendance of 7,000 locals and a then-record 60 bands in 2012. In 2016, the attending crowd rose to 10,000 peope and the number of bands and musicians reached an all-time high, 160 live bands. The SJDC Music Festival is by far the summer’s most popular event. A remarkable night of music that begins at 5:00 PM and ends at 1:00 AM.

The world-wide global celebration of music was an idea that began a half decade as a single celebration of music. A day in which musicians perform passionately at the various streets that wind through their respective communities. A day to share their vocal, guitar, drum, flute, saxophone, keyboard and bass playing talents.

The event’s organizing committee have seen this unique and special event, grow every year since it first began. It is justifiably considered the largest live band celebration of music in the world. The international music festival’s roots date back to the 1982 gala in France.

The Music Festival that begins at 5:00 pm is a free event; celebrating music in all its different styles. It is a memorable event that happens simultaneously worldwide in 120 countries that include Paris Italy, Rio de Janiero Brazil, Dublin Ireland, Madrid Spain, Quebec Canada, New York New York, Denver Colorado, South Africa, Australia, Paraguay, and India. In Mexico, the event is held in the national cities of San Luis, Potosi; Mexico City, Guadalajara, and San Jose del Cabo.

June 21st was chosen as the festival’s event date because it is the summer solstice day in the northern hemisphere. A date joined by 120 countries sharing in the appreciation and celebration of music and it’s daily impact in the livelihood of everyone inhabiting this rich and diverse planet. There will be music from different genres, in both Spanish and English languages, and there will be musicians of every level; amateur, beginner, and professional.

Everything from Mariachi, banda, salsa, jazz, funk, and good old rock and roll. Audiences at this festival have walked away completely happy and satisfied during the past three years.

Conferencia de prensa fiesta de la musica 2019

The press conference was held thanks to Cultural Promoter VIVARTE A.C. and H. XIII City Hall of Los Cabos through the Institute of Cultura y Arte.

26th Anniversary of Festival de Artes

PRESS RELEASE
For More Information:  MEDIA ONLY   For Release
Christine Courtright                                                                          February 1, 2019
206-799-2659 (US Cell)   Email:   eastcapearts@gmail.com

26th Anniversary of Festival de Artes

Save the date for the next great event in Baja Sur as the 26th Anniversary Festival de Artes will be held at the “Hotel Palmas de Cortez” in Los Barriles, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 17, 2019.  Entering their 2nd quarter century and the most extensive day time celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, this event which is sponsored by the Asociación de Artes, is known as the premier showcase for Baja Sur artists to display and sell their original art and designs.

Browse through the rows of over 80 artisans with original art mediums such as oil, acrylic, water color, fabric, pottery, wood and glass.  Enjoy the creations of other artists with fabric, flowers, silver, gold and precious stones in designs like no other.  We strive to ensure that our artists design and create their original works so that you know you are getting an original hand-crafted piece directly from artist to you!  You will also find the vendors with the traditional Mexican items and a selection of booth with the charter fishing, horseback ride, boat excursions, SUP rentals, quads and more – the activity folks!

The smells coming from the Food Court will tantalize you with the famous Palmas Carne Asada Taco Stand, hamburgers from San Antiono Gourmet Pizza and Burgers, Sausage Girls out of La Paz and Carmens Café, to name a few. The ice will be crackling with all your favorite cold beverages from our bar that is second to none!  And maybe we can even find some good green beer in honor of St. Patrick’s!!!

While you are taking a break with your food and cold drink, you will be entertained with traditional folkloric Mexican dancing from the Elementary, Secondary and High Schools here in Los Barriles and San Bartolo schools.  We will also be honored to have the folkloric dancers from La Paz Cultural Ministry coming to entertain us with traditional Mexican dancing.  The entertainment will be every hour starting at 10:30. We will also be treated with some soothing sounds from the talents of our own local residents.  That is entertainment from 10:30 to 4pm.

We have also stepped up our game with our raffle and silent auction.  You will be able to bid on a variety of packages including:  fishing trips, hotel stays in Toto Santos, Los Barriles, La Paz & Cabo Pulmo, golf packages, guided tours, quad rentals, Multi-day Expeditions, whale watching, jewelry, paintings, shopping trips, dinner packages and our stuffed raffle baskets – and that is just to start.  This is our largest fundraiser and we have gone out of our way to ensure that there is something that everyone will want!  See a complete list of auction items on our website: www.eastcapearts.com

 

What?                          26th Anniversary Festival de Artes Art Show

When?                         Sunday, March 17th   ~  10am – 4pm 

Where?                        Hotel Palmas de Cortez,  Los Barriles, BCS

Admission:                   FREE  and Free Parking on site

 Organizer:                   Asociación de Artes Del Mar de Cortez, BCS Mexico

Proceeds Benefit:          Asociación de Artes Kids Programs & School supplies
                                                      www.eastcapearts.com

THE 7TH EDITION OF LOS CABOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL HAS BEGUN

Outstanding personalities from Baja California Sur, Mexico and the world, gathered in the for the opening of the 7th edition of Los Cabos International Film Festival.

Terry Gilliam – Photo: Edgar Durán

The visionary film director, Terry Gilliam, received the Exceptional Contribution to Cinema History, while the head of Toronto International Film Festival, Piers Handling, obtained the Outstanding Work In Film Industry recognition.

The Favourite, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, starring Emma Stone, marked the beginning of 4 days that will gather the most applauded movies from the entire world.

Los Cabos International Film Festival began after a warm day full of welcomes, that ended with the Opening Gala at the Pabellón Cultural de la República, in Cabo San Lucas.

State Governor BCS Carlos Mendoza Davis – Photo: Edgar Durán

The words of Alfonso Pasquel, president of Los Cabos Arte y Cultura A.C.; Jesús Armida Castro Guzmán, municipal mayor of Los Cabos; Carlos Mendoza Davis, Governor of the State of Baja California Sur; Alejandra Paulín, Executive Director; and Maru Garzón, Artistic Director of Los Cabos International Film Festival, invited the audience to enjoy the extraordinary program of films that this event offers, and the attending professionals to explore all the comercial offers that the Industry area of this Festival represents.

Armida Castro,  Los Cabos Mayor – Foto: Edgar Durán

During the Opening Night Gala, two much expected recognitions were bestowed: the Outstanding Work In Film Industry honor was granted to Piers Handling, CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival; and the visionary, unconventional and irreverent film director, Terry Gilliam, accepted the Exceptional Contribution to the History of Cinema Tribute. The director will also present the Mexican Premiere of his most recent movie, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, during this edition.

For an amazing ending, the audience witnessed the Mexican Premiere of Yorgos Lanthimos’s newest film, The Favourite, winner of the Grand Jury Prize in the Venice Film Festival, starring Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman.

More than 80 screenings, besides panels, conferences and an Industry market add to a unique personality that distinguish a Festival that contributes to place Mexico as a cultural destination for the world.

Welcome!