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MEL's 10° Artist Studio Tour

17 january 2024
4 min. de lectura

The Artist Studio Tour sponsored by the Merida English Library is celebrating its 10th anniversary! This year's tour, the largest so far, will showcase over 30 studios with more than 50 artists, both local and international. Explore works crafted from different mediums, including painting, murals, ceramics, weaving, paper making, photography, and fused glass.   

Long-term residents await the tour to discover new art for their collections and explore the latest works from returning artists. New residents to Mérida will appreciate the diverse selection of artists and artistic styles. New homeowners may find joy in buying locally crafted art, meeting the artists, and learning about the creative inspiration behind the art. Visitors can also choose smaller artworks as mementos of their trip to Mérida.



Anny Schrader, a long-term resident of Mérida, is enthusiastic about her support of the tour.  “I love the studio art tour… Besides seeing some magnificent spaces and maybe some parts of the city where you haven’t been before, the art displays are like a big splash of color and joy welcoming spring…. it’s one big street party where you keep bumping into people you know and meeting newcomers to the art scene.”  


MEL MERIDA ENGLISH LIBRARY BY CLAUDIA AMENDOLAGreg Casini, the Merida English Library board president says “The Merida English Library is pleased to enrich the local community by connecting residents to local artists through this annual showcase of artistic talent. Proceeds from the sale of tickets to the Artists’ Studio Tour help support the many library programs offered to the community throughout the year.”  


Kreso Cavlovic, a Canadian artist who exhibits worldwide, has been on the tour since its beginning and had this to say: “The professionalism of the organization, and the high quality and caliber of the fine artists is what makes the MEL artist studio tour in Mérida world class and the best studio tour I’ve ever been a part of.”   


Cy Bor, who works in paint and mixed media, embraces being on the tour. "The MEL Artist Studio tour challenges me to create new work and fresh ideas, and allows me to connect with the community through my artwork.”  


Most of the studios are in Centro and are easily accessible on foot. But with so many artists, you won’t get to see all of them, so it’s best to plan your day. Buy your tickets early and visit MEL’s website to see which artists most strike your fancy. Plan your day around a neighborhood or art style—it’s up to you.  Make the most of your time and leave the driving/parking to someone else.  


2402 MEL libreria Olivia CamarenaDue to the small space of some of the studios, only a limited number of tickets will be sold. Attendees will receive a map with their ticket showing where all the studios are. Tickets are $500 pesos and can be purchased at the Merida English Library ( Calle 53 #524, x 66 y 68, Centro) from 9 am to 1 pm, Monday through Saturday; the Slow Food Market (Calle 33 y Av. Reforma, García Ginerés) from 9:30 am - 1 pm on Saturdays; or purchased online in the MEL Shop.   


For more information on the tour and the artists, please visit: https://meridaenglishlibrary.com/events/recurring/studio-tour  


Artist Studio Tour Merida English Library Studios throughout Mérida Centro, Itzimná, and García Ginerés Contact:  999 216 9090 (Tina Lawry)


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February 17 -18, 10 am - 4 pm

Entry: $500 pesos

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