Artists’ Studio Tour In Los Barriles

Check out behind the scenes, meet new peeps, have fun, and oh yes, score something original
BY: ART MAJOR

It is often said you can tell a lot about a person from their work space.  What if that person is an artist?  Do you see their inspiration in their studio?  Can you get a feel for who the artist is by their studio?  Well, your chance to find out is Wednesday, February 7, from 10am – 4pm.

About 15 studios/homes all in the Los Barriles area, will be flung open to the curious who pony up just $5 Gringo bucks.

And to sweeten the pot, many of the homes will showcase the art of more than one artist, as some go into cahoots in one location. That means you will have the opportunity of seeing the work of about 30 different artists altogether.

 Artists work in fabric, jewelry, bead or soft goods medium, oil and water color paintings, ceramic and pottery and wood or rocks. 

Artists include Mary Naylor (artist for the poster), Elizabeth Perkins who work in silver and precious stone jewelry, Victoria’s Sunny Dresses with her clothing, Steven King, (the artist, not the author), Christine Kenck Design and her Mexican folkloric sewn creations, Michele Melehes with her up-cycled indigenous Guatemala clothing to contemporary clothes, Tessa Nisbet custom knits, Dianne Wright and her ceramic chickens, Tehroma Lask art, and Chris Rogers jewelry. And there are more.

There will be many new stops on the tour this year with new studios showcasing tile art, nature art, cards and custom candles and handmade chocolates.

Over the last seven years, the artist studio tour has become a favorite event for many in the Baja Sur. Friends meet and tour the homes while enjoying drinks or treats many of the artists set out. You linger, visit, shop and snack.  You can also see many of the artists in action as they work right there in front of you.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to enjoy, view and purchase some great works of art. Valentine’s Day is coming soon and you might need to pick up a gift or 6!

Parking is easy and provided at each studio, and many of the studios are within walking distance of each other.  You can pre-purchase your tickets at Baja Beach Company in Plaza de Pueblo in Los Barriles (across from the fountain) or purchase your tickets the day of the show at Land and Homes Real Estate office on 20 November in Los Barriles.  Tickets are sold from 9:30 am to 1pm, closing at 1pm to ensure that you have plenty of time to get to all the homes on the tour.

The Studio Tour is one of the major fundraisers of the Asociacion de Artes del Mar Cortez an official Mexican Non-Profit corporation that provides art and school supplies, art programs, baseball clinics and financially supports sports program at Easter and Summer programs for East Cape Children. 

For more information on the show, contact them at eastcapearts@gmail.com or check out their facebook page Festival de Artes – Los Barriles.