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Asociación de Artes
"Bringing the Arts to local communities and schools"

Activities for the 2017 – 18 season!

November 25th Baseball Camp 9am – 1pm. This camp teaches basic skills to 6 – 15 year olds in a specific community. We leave the community with equipment so they can continue playing and hopefully build a team and join the teams already formed in the East Cape area. Then we have games we can go watch! To help out, you don’t need to be a baseball expert, just have a desire to help. You can always donate equipment too!

  December 3rd Holiday Art Fair at Colina del Sol 10am - 3pm. Be a vendor, work the beer garden, sell tickets, or set-up or tear down. This is a great show and is a fantastic opportunity for the holiday shopping season.

  February 7th- Artist Studio Tour 10am – 4pm. A unique way to see the studio / work spaces of the talent that resides in Los Barriles or Buena Vista. With 14 -16 studios and multiple artists at each stop, you really learn the inspiration that they get from the studio where it all happens.z

March 18th Festival de Artes -25th Anniversary 9am – 4pm The largest art show in the lower Baja, we bring over 150 artists, folkloric & traditional entertainment, beer garden, great food and over 140 vendors with all kinds of different hand made products. This festival is the primary fundraiser for AdA for the programs we support. The silent auction gives the opportunity to get great deals on hotels, mini-vacation packages, restaurants, activities, good and services that you buy anyway. Just buy them here and get a great deal and support our programs.

Watch for information on how to get involved with Asociacion de Artes! Or contact us at eastcapearts@gmail.com  

Asociación de Artes History

When Russ and JoAnn Hyslop, two retired school teachers from the United States, moved to Los Barriles in 1992 they realized that the local schools did not have an art program. Russ began teaching art classes after school in one of the classrooms. The classes were a success, but art supplies and space were in short supply. The Hyslops knew something had to be done to raise money for the art program. In the same year, Russ and JoAnn and a small group of residents formed an Art Committee to organize an art festival where local artists could show their original work. Their hope was to raise money to support the art programs in the schools. Twenty-five local artists attended this event which was held in Juanito’s Garden R.V. Park on April 2, 1994.

The spring Festival de Artes has grown to include over one hundred local artists with over 4,000 visitors attending, attracting people from across Baja California Sur. From these modest beginnings the Asociación de Artes continued to grow. They developed programs for the greater community to work together in a multi-cultural environment. In 1999 the Art Committee formed a private Mexican non-profit organization and established a formal Board of Directors representing a multicultural group of East Cape residents. The Asociación de Artes del Mar de Cortez A.C. is the second oldest Mexican non-profit organization in the East Cape region.

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The Association assists local committees in San Antonio, El Triunfo and El Rosario in establishing their own art festivals. They conduct an annual culture tour featuring homes, artist studios, and historic buildings. An “artist in residence” program has been established where artists from across Mexico come to teach art classes in the East Cape. The artists also work with children in the local schools to create murals. One such artist is Xochitl Rivera from Oaxaca who is teaching students in the secondary school. The East Capers is a bi-monthly newspaper published by the Asociación de Artes and supported by the local business community. It focuses on art and culture along with the history of Mexico and the East Cape region of Baja California Sur. Residents are encouraged to submit articles and stories.

Over the years, the Asociación de Artes has become a proud co-sponsor of the Cursos de Verano (Courses of Summer) program for over eighty East Cape elementary and secondary school-age children. A three-week program, Cursos de Verano provides sports activities including volleyball, soccer, basketball, baseball, and swimming. Other activities include jewelry-making, arts and crafts, yoga, kung fu, folk dancing, and English language instruction. Over thirty volunteers from the East Cape assist this program organized by the Mexican National System for Integral Family Development (DIF), members of the business community, and the local Delegado’s office.

In 2015, the Association added Sawyers Baseball Camp to the list of projects. Held in the November on Thanksgiving weekend Saturday and in the Spring, the 4 hour camp will teach basics of baseball to the youth of communities of the East Cape and beyond areas. The 3 areas of instruction is catching and fielding, pitching and throwing and batting. With each camp, we leave a set of gear including mitts, bats, balls, bases, helmets and catcher’s gear. The gear is kept at one pre-arranged home that is close to the field where the kids play. They get the gear and return it when they are done. This way, it stays as a set. Our goal is to get community youth teams, provide them with uniforms and start our own little league here in the Baja Sur!




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