Akumal Enjoys Art and Culture at Ondarte Opening

Posted July 26, 2011 by Kay Walten in Mexican Art,Mexican Culture

Phillipino artist, Nasser Lubay

On July 23rd, a huge turnout of Akumal tourists and locals welcomed international artists and their works at Ondarte.  What was for many years the beloved Italian bistro Que Onda, has now reinvented and reopened as an artists’ retreat and gallery with the purpose of supporting artists and promoting culture.

The opening’s featured artists from around the world were  Cathryn McEwen from Australia, Jorge Llamos Gonzalez from Cuba, Nasser Lubay from the Philippines, Diane Richey Ward from the USA, Susan Riegel from the USA.  Ondarte will open its doors to the public once a month to display the works of its resident artists.

Delicious tacos al pastor and sangria were provided by Turtle Bay Cafe & Bakery

Artist Susan Riegel

Drawing by Diane Richey Ward




  1. Alec Von Bargen, July 28, 2011:

    I just wanted to stop by and thank you so much for the wonderful piece supporting all our hard work in the opening of ONDARTE. I just wanted to specify that the tacos al pastor and drinks were provided by ONDARTE! See you at the next event!

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