(See my first blog post about this at: http://travelswithcarole.blogspot.com/2009/12/things-to-do-artwalk-mazatlan-mexico.html )
At other times, you can just wander the area’s streets, looking for open venues. Some that are usually open include:
● Glen Rogers studio Baltazar Izaguirre #23, 176-5266; http://www.glenrogersart.com/ . Open most days. Artists Glen Rogers (American) and partner Trevor Bennett (Australian) live and work here. She specializes in paintings, prints, and public sculpture, and he in realistic acrylic paintings. Glen also teaches monotype workshops in her studio.
● Casa Etnika Sixto Osuna #50, 136-0139; http://www.casaetnika.com.mx/ . M-Sat 9am-7pm. This enclave includes a small cafe where you can relax and refresh with a coffee drink and cookie. Several rooms purvey crafts, jewelry, and fine art--most made by the owner family and friends.
● Loretta Shores-Gallacci studio Ninos Heroes #1406, Apt. 3, 982-3036. By appointment. Self-taught artist Loretta Shores-Gallacci, who specializes in realistic oil paintings and colored pencils, works and lives here. She also runs a sort of kitty orphanage on her roof. She says, “I beg, plead, advertise, and work on guilt to get them adopted.”
● Nautilus Galeria Constitucion #77, 127-0221. Open daily 10am-2pm and 4 to 10pm. Blas Nayar has been painting since he was 8 years old and now specializes in colorful, fanciful, nature-based acrylics. In order to earn money so that he can continue painting, he fashions unique pieces of jewelry using wood, turquoise, and local seeds.
● Dye Me to the Moon Fiber Art Studio Nicaragua #7, 981-0349, from U.S. 530-402-9648; http://www.dyeme.com/ , http://www.dyemetothemoon.blogspot.com/ . By appointment. Fiber artist Mary Ruzich dyes and designs all of her fabric creations. She also teaches classes in quilting and dyeing.
image c2009 Carole Terwilliger Meyers