Garden of Art (Jardin del Arte), Mexico City

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The Jardín del Arte Sullivan is an outdoor art market which takes place every Sunday near the historic center of Mexico City in a neighborhood called Colonia San Rafael. This market began in the 1950s, when young artists who could not show their works in traditional galleries and shows decided to set up in front of their studios and in local parks to exhibit and sell their work. A number began to do so at the base of the Monumento a la Madre at Sullivan Park and in 1959, the Asociación Jardín del Arte, a non profit civil association was established affiliated with the Instituto Nacional de la Juventud Mexicana. Since then the market has shown works by a number of artists who moved on to better things such as Rodolfo Morales, established a second and third art market in the San Ángel neighborhood and has grown to 700 members. However, the original San Rafael neighborhood has deteriorated since the 1950s, and this has had a negative impact on the original Jardín del Arte.DescriptionThe “Jardín del Arte Sullivan” is an outdoor art market which takes place every Sunday at Sullivan Park, behind the Monumento a la Madre in Colonia San Rafael. Each week, between 350 and 400 artists display and sell their works.Works displayed include paintings, sculptures, etchings and photography. The sizes of the works range from miniatures of five or ten cm to very large paintings measuring meters in height and width. There are a wide variety of techniques, styles and media presented at the market. Paintings include inks, oils, watercolors, pastels on canvas, acrylic and paper. Paintings include those of children, landscapes, abstracts and nudes. Prices range from twenty pesos to 50,000, depending on the format and the artist.
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  • If you like the art is a place you should not miss, you can visit him only on Sundays and the artists are more than 100, with works different, beautiful and not so much, artistic, and not so much, but all worth seeing and if possible to purchase any of them. It takes a good shoe for walking and if you car is not considered very easy the arking.
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  • A very nice Park, for an afternoon walk, seeing works or others. You can find enough places to eat.
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  • An experience that also it is free one can enjoy great Mexican spring art! Talented, with his paintings, sculptures and other exposed for sale (can be purchased) at very good prices. Vetlos work to talk with them and learn their culture and technical and couple family or friends makes the day, great in day open in the Park adorned by very beautiful pictures, for all tastes and budgets go admission is free!
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  • What a wonderful place to visit on a Sunday when scores of talented artists display their work! There is something here for every taste from traditional folk themes to modern art.
  • We just missed the Sunday art show. Want to try and go back another time.
  • Just Sundays, you will find all kind of artists in a confortable place... Also if you want a frame for your piece of art, there is one of the best and in affordable prices!
  • People takes their dogs out with out a leash and it's hard if your doggie it's afraid of letting dogs come and smell him
  • dang this was such a cute place! it was nice to see art that weren't in museums, and meet artists themselves. many of them were happy to talk with us about their art, techniques, etc. please support them by buying their art! there's stuff from acryllic/oil paintings, sculptures, sketches, and many more to buy, in different sizes.

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