Rosarito Art Fest On The Move

Both literally and figuratively
BY: REN DRAKE HILL

Rosarito Art Fest 2016 held its kickoff celebration on May 20 with a big shindig at CEART, the Baja State Cultural Center. People and organizations that promote the local art scene were recognized.

The Art Fest held on Memorial Day weekend each year moved from its original location in downtown Rosarito, to Popotla Boulevard in the Arts District.

The evening began with a one hour concert given by the Orchestra of Baja California to a SRO audience of 150 to 200 people, which was free and open to the public.

Official recognition was then given to four local patrons of the arts. Recognized were The Friends of the Library, the Rosarito Theatre Guild, Ann Hines with the Rosarito Town Crier, and local art patron, Marilyn Helgeson.

A ceremonial ribbon cutting preceded the opening of two art shows at the CEART gallery; “Enfoque: Rosarito” (Focus: Rosarito), a photographic exhibition featuring works of many of Rosarito’s premier photographers, including Antonio Frias and Robert Pace Kidd. Also an art exhibit “Complices” featuring works from artists who have participated in past Art Fests, including Juan Angel Castillo, Carlos Coronado, and Hugo Crosthwaite. The exhibits will be open daily to the public for the next few weeks.