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North Banderas Beat - February 10, 2024

Surrounded by art in all its forms is one of the many reasons my love of the area expands day by day.

Many of my friends have created works of art with local studio Diseño Natural. Using fluid resin techniques and agate stones, they create different and unique Parota and Teak wood charcuterie boards. Participate in the epoxy pouring resin workshop, a four-hour class creating your own charcuterie board, canvas or glass art pieces. Fun, dynamic and informative! Classes in Bucerías at Lázaro Cárdenas 64. Contact 322-243-0593.

Two artists in Bucerias inspire the artist within as they teach their techniques in workshops and retreats.  Nancy Hache and Floydilou Kerr bring the artist out in people. I took one of Nancy’s retreats and found it unbelievable that I could a paint! I follow Floydilou on social media and the creations she and her students share blows my mind. All these artists seem to have so much fun too. For more information, see nancyhache.com and floydiloukerr.com.

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Artist Natalie Brake is teaching Fluid Art Pouring at the Octopus Garden in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Saturday, March 9. This is a captivating art form creating “cells” that look like beautiful microscopic parts of nature. Students from previous workshops say its mesmerizing. In her four-hour workshop, you’ll learn this technique using various colors. Your artwork will come alive as more and more colors blend creating cells, rivers and dimensions of magic. You’ll leave with three paintings and a new hobby that will bring you joy for years to come. To register, see nataliebrake.com.

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Hearts for Arts, Nayarit is excited to announce the 2024 Bucerías Chalk Art Walk. Themed “Heart of the Huichol,” this year’s event is scheduled for February 20, 21 and 22. Held in the heart of the Golden Zone on Calle Lázaro Cárdenas, the three-day festival brings together more than 40 professional artists from around the world to showcasing their skills through chalk artworks created directly on the street. See the artists in action as the incredible artworks materialize over three days. The Chalk Art Walk also features local vendors, restaurants, and charities booths, providing opportunities to support the community while shopping and eating local. Experience the beauty, support the community, and mark your calendars to join in the fun. Hosted by Hearts for Arts Nayarit, this event is free and open to the public.

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The La Cruz Kids Club works on the art of raising up the future. To learn about the organization’s activities join in an event Thursday, February 29 set up for locals and expats alike, showcasing Kids Club’s new location, opposite the Kindergarten on Calle Langosta. A tasty musical treat for La Cruz, Latcho and Andrea—The Blond Gypsies—will delight the crowd with their unique Nuevo Flamenco sound. The internationally renowned duet will perform various flamenco standards as well as some of their numerous original hits. At the La Cruz Kids Club annual meet and greet, admission is by donation of 300 pesos (or more if you like) and includes a light meal and refreshments. There will also be raffles and silent and live auctions. Admission is limited, so book now. RSVP by WhatsApp to 322-111-9419,  call 1-503-516-4757 or via  amigosdelacruz.org.

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