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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  • We visited this place for about two hours on a Sunday morning, they were a lot of local artist trying to sell their hand crafts,We walled around and liked the place because it seemed to be a safe plac...  more »
  • 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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  • Sundays of art, it's when this garden supports its name embellishing every inch of space with new visions of beauty. Come to watch and if you are willing to, to acquire some permanent windows to mind and creativity.
  • I always stop on Sunday and buy original artwork when in town. Currently remodelling the park, but don't let that stop you from checking out the art on a Sunday morning. Market just across the street too.
  • 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.
  • It's nice, but now the government is building a parking zone so, there's no too much art.
  • 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!

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Head straight to the trendy neighborhoods of Roma or La Condesa if you're looking for an artsy atmosphere--you can find design-conscious hostels and boutique hotels nestled among the many bars, restaurants, cafes, and galleries. For easy access to the city's most beautiful architecture, you can't beat staying in the historical center, although the neighborhood's UNESCO-listing means you'll only find smaller, old-fashioned options there. You can also indulge in a few luxury nights in the fancy Polanco district, or look for a more budget-friendly option in the popular Zona Rosa.
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