Without pretexts, reserve a morning to get to know the work and pieces that are exhibit in the art galleries in Mérida and also the artists.
“Art seems to me to be a state of soul more than anything else.” Marc Chagall
New galleries offer
Mérida is tradition, gastronomy and art. The cultural and artistic offer in the past years, specially the scenic and visual arts has increase significantly. This are really good news for the artists because they have more spaces to show their creations and pieces, but also for the visitants and residents of the city, because if there is something art contribute, in addition of esthetic and harmony, is inspiration. There are now no pretexts to find paintings or sculptures for all styles and pockets.
In your next trip reserve one morning to tour around the art galleries, you will be amazed with the amount of Mexican and foreign artists that had decided to installed their creative workshops in Mérida, in the towns of Santa Ana and Santiago.
Tours for artistic souls
Here we present you some galleries and centers that had taken a space in the cultural scene and in the exhibition circuits and art sales… Prepare yourself to meet them and why not? Also to buy a piece.
Gallery specialized in contemporary art and decorative furniture. Pieces of the Catalan artist Alfredo Romero, one of the owners, are exhibit; who together with Laura García presents different pieces of national and international artists. Don’t doubt in asking for any art piece or design furniture with a contemporary perspective. You can talk directly with the artists.
Calle 60 #399-A x 43 y 45, Centro
Monday to Friday 9:30 am – 8:30 pm; Saturday 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Nahualli, Casa de los Artistas
Since the moment you enter the house you will feel the art in all it varieties in each room. Installed in an antique colonial mansion, this cultural center imparts drawing and painting classes, and exhibitions and other events take place, as the principal attraction it has the paintings and sculptures from Abel Vázquez and Melva Medina, also drawings and engravings. You will feel like in home chatting with them.
Calle 60 #405 x 43 y 45, Centro
A space for alternative and recognized artists. You can find pieces of Rodolfo Baeza, Javier Barrera, Emilio Said, Stefanie Schikora, between others. Gerardo Gamboa, the director, gather pieces of paintings, engraved and much more. A must for all the art lovers, located in the “barrio” of Santiago. The best is that you can purchase art pieces of different technics and themes for everyone.
Calle 70 #474-B x 57 y 59, Centro
Tuesday – Friday 9:30 am – 2 pm; Saturday 10 am – 1 pm
FB: Galería La Eskalera
La Pantera Negra
This eco-hotel and gallery installed in an antique house a little bit farther from downtown, holds the exhibition “Ser Paisaje” of the visual artist from Chile Patys Milena, who did an artistic residence recently. In her paintings a vision that mixes nature and marine and urban landscapes from the rooftops is highlighted, as a result of her visits in the beaches of Sisal and city tours.
Calle 67 #547-B x 68 y 70, Centro
Private gallery of contemporary art, located one block from Parque Santa Ana. You can find art from all over the world talents, so be prepared to felt in love of one or more pieces.
Calle 60 #400-A x 43 y 41, Centro
Monday to Friday 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am – 2 pm
Facebook: Soho Galleries
Surely we woke up your artistic spirit!
Take our recommendation and visit the galleries, let us know what you thought.
By Violeta H. Cantarell
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