Festival de Artes at Hotel Palmas de Cortez

The festival is in the history books and our memory banks! And what a perfect experience it was.


The 26th Annual Festival De Artes is in the history books and had a perfect combination of weather, guests, food, drink, great art and fantastic non-stop entertainment.  Watch the web site for some great photos - both via drone and our photographers.  The festival has started the beginning of its second 25 years being known as the premier Art Festival in the BCS.  Browse through the rows of around 80 Artists with original art mediums such as oil, acrylic, water color, fabric, pottery, wood and glass. Enjoy the creations of other artists with fabric, flowers, silver, gold and precious stones in designs like no other. We are going back to our roots with more original art, different mediums and more quality.  We strive to ensure that our artists design and create their original works so that you know you are getting an original hand crafted piece directly from artist to you!  You will also have the opportunity to see traditional Mexican art and a variety of 'adventurer and experience' vendors to fill your time here with some exciting opportunities for new things to do and see!  Exciting additions will be coming for the 2019 festival- watch for them on this site!  

 The smells coming from the Food Court will tantalize you with the delicious food with a new emphasis on up scaling and increasing the variety of our food court.   The ice will be crackling with all your favorite cold beverages from our bar that is second to none!

While you are taking a break with your food and cold drink, you will be entertained with traditional folkloric Mexican dancing from the Elementary, Secondary and High Schools from Los Barriles, El Cardonal and San Bartolo. We will also be honored to have Contest winners from La Paz who will be coming to entertain us with traditional Mexican dancing. The entertainment will be every quarter hour starting at 10:30.


Video of FEstival de artes

~ Raffle and Silent Auction ~


We have also stepped up our game with our raffle and silent auction. You will be able to bid on a variety experiences including: fishing trips, hotel stays in Todo Santos, Los Barriles, La Paz & Cabo Pulmo, golf packages, guided tours, quad rentals, Multi-day Expeditions, whale watching, jewelry, paintings, shopping trips, dinner packages and our stuffed raffle baskets – and that is just to start. This is our largest fundraiser and we have gone out of our way to ensure that there is something that everyone will want!    Check out the list of sponsors below and watch it grow each week!

~ Vendor Information ~


 Become a vendor and be part of one of the largest and longest continually running Art Festivals in the Baja Sur!  Always held the 3rd Sunday of March, and following the Baja Shakespeare Festival, the weekend brings guests to town from all over the Baja.

 To be in the artist section, you must make 90% of what you are selling.  A photo of your work must be included to qualify for the Artists selling area   You will not receive an application until you have been accepted.

Raffle and Silent Auction Sponsors

Experiences and Trips

 East Cape Bicicletas

LB Property - Horseback Ride

E Bike Tour

Quadman ATV

Candoo Quad Rentals

Mar y Adventures


Mexiplore Whale Shark Adventures

Vicente Fishing

Tres Palapas

Baja Charters

Watersports Cabo Pulmo



Teresa’s Tours .

Services & Shopping

 La Buena Vita / Tea of Cortez

Hook Up at La Buena Vita

East Cape Tackle

La Pithaya Fruit & Vegy

Elizabeth Perkins

Steve King


Joe's Deli

Boutique Chimbica

Casa de La Posa

La Katrina Surf Shop

Mano's Mexicanos

Baja Blown Glass Factory

El Toro y La Luna - Los Barriles

El Toro y La Luna - La Ribera

Charlies Chocolates



Victorias Sunny Dresses


Prisa Paints

Tahroma Lask

Oaxaca Store

Baja Beach Boutique

Suzies Consignment

Betty's Pickles and Jams

Laura's Jelly's

Sally Lask

Beauty & Wellness

 Salon de Cortez

Shanti Spa

Spa Vita

Dr. Renan Pier

Dr. Jose Luis Alonso

Jules Harris

Kim Scholefield

Christene Comstock

Salon Blue

Dennis O'Brien

Spa Vita

Yoga Garden

Kristin Edge 

Tehroma Lask

Sarah Van Stad


C&G Builders

CMC Construction

Baja Properties

Bahia Real Estate

Homes and Land

Baja Weddings by Kathy

Connections Title Services


  Pisces Restaurant

La Fogata

Camprestre Triny

Ciao Beppe

Lazy Daze Bar

La Playa

Marias Restaurant

La Casita

French Rivera

Casa Don Rodrigo

Shooters Sports Bar

Michaels's Resturant

Raella Restaurant

Café El Triunfo

Carmen's Place

Capricho Restaurant

Casa de Vino

Creative Kitchen

El Minero Restaurant

Roadrunner Cafe

Loncheria Los Cerates

Vagos Bar

Ochoa's Chicken

Flora Farms


Sweet Gala

El Viego

Caffe Encinalito


 Baja Technical Services

Aero Burro 

El Juanito Race Car Wash

G&T Pest Control

 Dr. Gretel -Vet  

Ruben Cota


These sponsors donating some great items to the Raffle and Silent Auction - things you want and buy anyways, why not buy from us?..... And in the process, help the kids and programs we support!

Hotels & B&B

 Wolf Properties 

 The Vibe Bed & Breakfast

 Bungalos Cabo Pulmo 

 Rancho Leonero 

 Flora de Mar Casita 

  Hotel la Fortelezza 

Casa Buena B&B

Tropicana Hotel San Jose

Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort

Las Terrazas

Los Barriles Hotel

Martin Verdugo

 Hotel San Cristobal 

  Hotel Posada Luna Sol

Hotel Palmas de Cortez 

Vendor Application Downloads

  If you don't have pictures on file with us, please submit photos with your application for acceptance.  Limited spaces in every category, so get your requests in.    Early registration will be required for the 2020 festival.  NO DAY OF REGISTRATION - period!!! 

If  you are interested in being a vendor at this successful event, please submit photos of your original art to festivaldeartes20@gmail.com 

Once you submit pictures and are accepted, an application will be sent to you along with payment information.  You are not fully registered until your payment has been received.  

Artist space will be limited, so you want to get your application in early to ensure you get a spot.   If you are accepted and pay and for some reason you can not make it, we will refund your booth fee - notification must be made before the day of event for refunds.  

Files coming soon.