I want to share the past few weeks that I've lived, along side my family in this gorgeous historic town in Mexico called San Miguel de Allende. In 2008, it was named a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO and in 2013, Conde Nast Traveler considered the town to be the best touristic destination in the globe.
San Miguel de Allende is one of those places you just have to visit and see for yourself. I can spend hours talking about the beauty of the historic downtowns with their XVII and XVIII architecture, the fresh air you feel walking down its rocky streets or the impressive amount of art galleries San Miguel has to offer, as the cliche says, it really does have to be experienced in the flesh!
The heart of the artistic scene in San Miguel is embodied in "La Aurora", a magical place that used to be a thread factory that operated for almost 100 years, is since 2004 a center for all things art and design. One can enjoy over 20 galleries, studios, bookshops, antique shops and more. The place maintains a lot of the original machinery for display purposes and it makes for astounding scenery.
I had to privilege to be invited to exhibit my work in "La Aurora", in Galería Manuk, as part of the collective that will inaugurate this new cultural space. I proudly and humbly share the space with artists Juan Luis Hernández , Lourdes Ortiz Rubio, Fernanda González, Laura Begoña, Efrén de la Cruz, Mary Van de Wiel and of course, Lourdes Rivera, who runs the gallery.
Galería Manuk will open its doors Saturday August 6 at "La Aurora" in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.