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|Art+ Ajijic - November 2010|
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Most of you will remember the FERIA ARTES AJIIC of last February. For the first time, for two full days, Ajijic had its own professional art fair with 55 exhibiting artists, great music, sideshows of food artists, exotic food offerings, not to mention the beautiful setting of the show in the new and still unopened Centre Laguna in front of Walmart. In total, about 1350 art lovers visited the show, an unrivaled feat in Ajijic’s history, which the hosting organization of professional artists LAGUNA ARTES PLASTICAS and its director, the sculptor Rainer, vowed to repeat during the coming winter season.
The new show which has now announced its final future name as art + Ajijic will take place for three entire days this coming December 3rd to 5th, on the upper football field at the corner of the tianguis street and the Carretera (where the globos are launched). Opening hours will be from 11 am to 6 pm daily.
With more than 100 professional participating artists, this show will have a similar format but a much larger setting than last time. Each artist will have their own illuminated booth and the entire event will be held under a giant tent, including 4 restaurants, a cafeteria, wine and tequila tasting booths, food artists, and of course, music and dancing for those who need more than just art. A special section will be devoted to an exhibit of art works by talented young children, as well a booth to promote wall art in Ajijic. All art exhibited will be juried and three cash prizes will be awarded to the three best art works of the show.
A very attractive 40 page art + ajijic catalogue will be distributed gratis to the visitors. Visitors will also be able to participate, at no cost, in a lottery of numerous and very valuable art works donated by the artists of LAGUNA ARTES PLASTICAS for this occasion. And, for the first time, you will be able to pay for your purchase of art works by credit card.
To avoid any misunderstandings, the entry fee to the show will be 50 pesos per person, exactly the same as last time. This fee is only a partial contribution to the considerable costs of making such a quality event possible. The primary purpose of art + ajijic is not only to be a cultural event but first and foremost to serve as an efficient and professional sales tool for our local artists who have few other means by which to promote and sell their work in Jalisco.