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Art Festival

Akumal will be welcoming more than 80 artists from different fields. Musicians, muralists, street artists from around the world will, between November 9 and 11 join the first Akumal Arts Festival and Residency, a community based, global initiative. The vision is to bring a fiesta of art to Akumal Pueblo through an international consortium of artists making art, engaging community, enhancing and beautifying the town for locals and our many worldwide visitors, says Jennifer Smith, co-founder of the festival.

Amazing artists will bring the art fiesta to Akumal. They will be competing in creating the most beautiful house in the Akumal Pueblo and will be painting the bridge across the highway transforming it completely. Local students are looking forward to meeting the incredible talents and are already working on welcoming them by painting hundreds of colourful flags that will be hung in the pueblo.

Meet some artists that will be joining!

by Scott Brown

Everyone is welcome as there will be activities for all ages, including workshops for children and adults, live music and performances, guided art walks, exhibit booths with art for sale, great food and drinks. See the schedule or the festive days below:

Friday, November 9th

9:00 am Art Walk Tour – Begins at the park in the Akumal Pueblo

5:00 pm OPENING Ceremonies – Park

○ Mayan Ceremony

○ Acknowledgment of Youth Participation Community

Projects (Library, Kindness Club, Recycling Project,

Enrique Mural, Painting Club)

Performing Arts at the Concha / Basketball Court

Saturday, November 10th

9:00 am Art Walk Tour – Begins at the park

10:00 am-6:00 pm Artists Workshops at the Community Center

12:00 pm-7:00 pm Artists Fair at the Park

11:00 am-7:00 pm Artists at Work: Paseo de Akumal and various walls

5:00 pm Art Walk Tour – Begins at the park

6:00 pm Performing Arts at the Concha / Basketball Court

Sunday, November 11th

9:00 am Art Walk Tour – Begins at the park

10:00 am-5:00 pm Artists Workshops at the Community Center

12:00 pm-5:00 pm Artists Fair at the Park

11:00am-5:00 pm Artists at Work: Paseo de Akumal and various walls

5:00 pm CLOSING Mayan Ceremony – Park

We look forward to the arriving artists and watching them use their creativity inspired by the beauty of Akumal. We are sure Akumal will be completely transformed!