The work of art is an experience. Susan Sontag
In Mérida it’s possible to live experiences of all sorts, whether cultural, gastronomical, natural, or adventurous, as well as architectonic and artistic. If it’s art we’re discussing, we can note this city has become a place where artists and creators converge and share their talent and imagination through their paintings, engravings, sculptures, photography, and more.
Take the time to get to know the different galleries in town and live a true art experience.
El Zapote Galería
In December, admire “Diosas y Flores” by Looraine Toohey, a terracota sculpture and photography exhibit inspired by the artist’s visit to India. Her aim is to portray the beauty of the country. In January, you’ll be able to visit the collective expo “Buenos Augurios 2020” by Stephen Aiken, Iván Baltazar, José Luis Couoh, Renato Chacón, Gildo González, Marketa Loman, Oscar Ortíz, and Lorraine Toohey.
Calle 57 #545-A x 66 y 68, Centro, Mérida
Tel. (999) 923 1391
FB: El Zapote
Tue. – Sat. / 10 am – 2 pm
Deep in the heart of Barrio de Santa Ana, SoHo includes pieces from international and national artists under the motto “Artists without borders.” In December, they’ll be inaugurating the exhibit “Serietres” by Alejandro Flores Horta, who is known for using enamel on metal for human figures. On December 21, NoHo Casa del Arte (Calle 60-A #477-A x 27 y 29 Col. Alcalá Martin) will host the event “Home & Garden Fine Art.”
Calle 60 #400 x 41 y 43, Centro, Mérida
Tel. (999) 928 5710
FB: SOHO Galleries
Mon. – Fri. / 10 am – 5 pm, Sat. / 10 am – 2 pm
Engage your senses with surprising works of art, shopping, and gastronomy in an architectonic space filled with picture-worthy spaces. Discover the best of our city’s invigorating, modern, and creative multicultural offer.
Calle 56 #426 x 47, Centro, Mérida
Mon. – Sat. / 8 am – 8 pm, Sun. / 9 am – 4 pm
FB: Lagalá 56:426
This gallery has paintings, sculptures, engravings, mixed mediums, plus online sales and workshops. Currently, it’s presenting the work of Yaoling Lee (Taiwan), Monika Gabrys (Poland), Efraín Novelo, José Luis Rumbo, Miguel Ángel Cimé and Roger Méndez (México); Dominic Greco, Grace Wilkins (USA), Raúl Ferrera (Cuba), and Darío Fernández (Chile).
Calle 39 #482-A x 54 y 56, Centro, Mérida
Tel. (999) 287 4417
FB: El Caimito
Mon, Tue. & Thu. / 10 am – 2 pm and 4 – 8 pm, Wed. – Fri. / 10 am – 2 pm and 6 – 8 pm, Sat. / 1 – 5 pm
Part-coffee shop, part-boutique, Estación 72 brings together plastic and visual artists with coffee, herbal tea, and tasty snacks.
Avenida Reforma x Avenida Colón, Mérida
FB: Estación 72
Tues. – Sat. / 8 am – 9:30 pm, Sun. / 9 am – 2 pm
Galería La Pantera Negra
In December and January, “Transparencia Desteñida” by Verónica Ochoa Guarneros will be exhibited.
Calle 67 #547-A x 68 y 70 Centro, Mérida
FB: Gallery and B&B La Pantera Negra
Tel. (999) 126 9726 (prior appointment necessary for visits out of hours)
Tue. – Sat. / 9 am – 1 pm
The multidisciplinary cultural center will present the drawing and sculpture exhibit “¿Útil o inutil?” by artists Francisco Pechán and Milagros Lara, curated by Gerda Gruber.
Calle 54 #407 x 41 y 43 Centro, Mérida
Schedule on FB: Centro Cultural La Cúpula
Galería La Eskalera
In December, the expo “Catarsis: Capítulo 1” by Eric Granja will be showing, and in January, Manolo Tauré’s pieces will be exhibited.
Calle 70 #474-B x 57 y 59 Centro, Mérida
Mar. – sáb. / 9:30 am – 2 pm
Tel. (999) 947 1218 (prior appointment necessary for visits out of hours)
Galería Lux Perpetua Art Centre
In December and January, explore the work “Transición” by Mauricio Cervantes.
Calle 20 #87-E x 15, Col. Itzimná, Mérida
FB: Lux Perpetua Art Centre
Editorial by Violeta Cantarell
Photography by Greta Garrett
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