May 24th and 25th
5th annual Rosarito Art Fest
by Marilyn Helgeson
What is on your list of things that make Rosarito a magical place to live and to visit? High on most people’s list are the local artists and the annual event which showcases their talents, the Rosarito Art Fest.
This year the 5th 2 day cultural festival will be the 24th – 25th of May on Blvd. Benito Juárez Sur, (in front the Festival Plaza Hotel), from 11 am to 10 pm. (Admission is free. The experience is priceless.)
There will be more than 80 artists participating in this amazing exposition. Many of them, such as Robert Kidd, David Silvah, Scott Kennedy, Maria Evangelina, Becris, Claudia Cogo, and Francisco Cabello are well-known talents who have extensive careers and are considered among the great Masters of northern Mexico. There will also be work by emerging artists. Even in this group are many such as Alonso Delgadillo known in the art world as “El Norteño” who’s work has already become highly collectible and who currently has an exhibition at Tijuana Cultural Center.
There will be a cornicopia of paintings, sculptures and photographs to choose from as well as an excellent array of hand made crafts, all exhibited under more than 110 tents. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and talk about their work. Some of them have very unique stories of how they found their way into the arts and some of them represent many generations of craft smiths. All work will be available for purchase.
This year the festival will again include a live music stage. Performances of folk dance, jazz, tango, contemporary dance, classical music are scheduled.
There will be sections with organic products, great masters of Mexican folk art like the famous Mata Ortiz Ceramics from Chihuahua Mexico, Oaxacan terracotta ceramics by Angelica Vasquez, winner of the National Award of Science and Art in the folk art category, among others. Also local crafts and jewelry will be present. Of course there will be food as well as booths guiding you toward tourism activities and local attractions.
Rosarito Art Fest 2014 promises to reflect the energy, culture, talent, knowledge, and excitement of the wealth of artistic talent of Northern Baja.
Come and spend an hour, an afternoon, or a day. If you can, come for the entire two days. The local hotels have special rates for those attending the event. There’s a lot to see and do!
If you’ve seen photos from previous years, you know that your presence will definitely add color to this event and, at the same time, help us spread the word, beyond this event, about the best of Baja – the arts, the delicious foods, the fantastic music, and the friendliness of our town.
We welcome one and all! See you there.