We are always in for family-friendly cultural activities. International festivals are always an excellent idea to bring together travelers and residents together. This is the case for the upcoming Festival. This is the second edition of Akumal Arts Festival, whose main purpose is to provide a platform for the community to express their talents and pay tribute to International and local artists. Akumal Arts Festival is organized and sponsored by Turtle Bay Café & Bakery, and Tortuga Escondida Residency Center. However, visitor’s support is greatly appreciated to continue promoting this event and get the funds for the artists to continue spreading their amazing talent.
The local property owners have donated some houses for artists to visit. And the organizers continue giving incredible donations to sponsor the rest. This community organized initiative knows the importance of art in general and supporting natural talent. There will be more than 100 artists in total, who will be displaying their work in public places throughout Akumal pueblo. Highlighting community schools, and supporting vendors and mini stores. The Akumal Arts Festival has represented a turning point for kids in Akumal, because thanks to this amazing Festival the schools in the area are starting to add Art as a mandatory class. Kids have been provided with a new way of expression and stimulation for their creativity.
The beauty of Akumal Arts Festival is that it remains 100% family-friendly. Mask-making, drawing, and painting are always a must if you bring your kids, but of course, all family members are welcome to participate in workshops and other cool activities. There will be lots of street art demonstrations, live music, workshops, artisan market, food vendors, chalk art, contests, Graffiti painting, lectures, demonstrations, readings, walk-in galleries, and a lot more, during three days.
This is a short schedule for the Akumal Arts Festival:
-Open ceremonies: November 8th at 5:00 pm.
-Live Music & Performances: Evenings of November 8th, 9th, 10th.
-Art Walk Tours daily: November 8th, 9th, and 10th at 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
-All-Age activities on November 9th and 10th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Akumal Community Center.
The Akumal Arts Festival remains FREE for visitors but donations are highly appreciated to support the event. Visit the official Facebook page for Akumal Arts Festival and support the artists and their Go-fund-me campaigns. Akumal Arts Festival will welcome visitors on November 8TH, 9TH, and 10TH, 2019. But for the ones missing the festival, there is always a way to check the murals and explore Akumal pueblo. The Akumal Art Walk tour is available Monday to Saturday with tours at 9:00 am and 5:00 pm previous confirmation of availability. The cost is only $25.00 usd per person, and groups are welcome to request a more personalized and tailored tour. The Akumal Art Walk tour lasts 2 hours and includes a short break to eat or drink. For any inquiries regarding the Akumal Arts Festival or Akumal Art Walk, don’t forget to contact us at [email protected] or WhatsApp us at +52 1 984 196 1049.