Artist Studio Tour In Los Barriles

No to be confused with the studio tour in Todos Santos. Different town, different experience
BY: ART MAJOR

We all love to take a peek into the lives of those we admire, and here is your chance to take a peek at the studios of some of the artists who reside in the Los Barriles area.

 Do you see the inspiration in their studio?  Can you get a feel for who the artist is by their studio? 

Take the opportunity on Wednesday, February 13, from 10am – 4pm to see the studios of 15 different artists who live and work in the Los Barriles area.  And to make it even better, many of the homes will showcase the works of more than one artist, giving you the opportunity of seeing the work of up to 30 different artists! 

Artists on the tour vary from 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 with some one of a kind silver and precious stone jewelry, Victoria’s Sunny Dresses with her Baja perfect 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 style clothing to contemporary, Tessa Nisbet custom knits, Tehroma Lask art, and José Barchi art – just to name a few.  We will have several new stops on the tour with new studios showcasing tile art, nature art, cards and custom candles!

the previous eight years, artist studio tour has become a favorite event for many in the Baja Sur.  Friends meet and tour the studios while enjoying drinks or treats at many of the homes.  You linger, visit, shop and snack.  You can also see many of the artists in action as they work right there. Don’t miss this great opportunity to enjoy, view and purchase some great works of art. Being the day before Valentine’s Day you can get your shopping done while enjoying the tour.  Get gifts for your loved ones, or yourself.

is easy at most homes, and many of the studios are within walking distance of each other.  You can pre-purchase your tickets at Baja Beach Boutique in Plaza de Pueblo in Los Barriles (across from the fountain) or purchase your tickets the day of the show at our new drive through ticket booth across from Plaza de Pueblo and right next to the barrels fountain as you come into town. You enter right by the fountain and exit next to OXXO, simple!  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 ticket booth will be well marked.  Tickets are just $5 USD or $100 pesos. The deal is, you buy your ticket, get a map of the homes and studios, and drive yourself around, going at your own pace.

The Studio Tour is one of the major fundraisers of the Asociación de Artes del Mar Cortez an official Mexican non-profit that provides art and school supplies, art programs, Saturday art and financially supports sports program at Easter and Cursos de Verano for East Cape children. 

For more information contact eastcapearts@gmail.com or check out their website at www.eastcapearts.com.