Friday March 1, 2013
I have never been on the downtown art walk that is held on the first Friday of every month from November to May here in Mazatlan. When I found out Betty and Connie were going with Dennis and Marilyn I asked if I could tag along. No problem and wonder of wonders Eric in a weak moment agreed to go too.
So….3pm on Friday and we were all off on the bus.
The happy group ready to hit the bus.
We got off the bus in front of Edgar’s Bar just down the street from the central market and walked down toward the Plazuela Machado and our first stop and on the way we peeked into this shop. Worth a look on another day.
Still some floats from Carnaval around on display in the square.
Beautiful buildings no matter where you look.
A nice gallery with beautiful woodwork.
Beautiful greenery in the square.
Up the long walkway to the next gallery on Icebox Hill. Eric wonders where these people park their cars and how they get their groceries to their houses….A bit of a hike!
Marilyn, Betty and Connie on their way up.
The happy art walkers!
Entranceway to the house with another stunning door….Mexico is full of them.
Lots of stained glass in the house….the artist said it was easy to do.
The house was open for us to walk through….bedrooms….bathrooms etc.
Out the bedroom window.
We enjoyed the houses as much, or more than the art.
Off the hill and down to Olas Altas and our next stop.
A beautiful evening on the beach….Eric wanted to go sit and watch the surfers….big swell and good waves!
Next stop Mariano Escobedo – Nan and David Robb…beautiful house.
Chairs in front of the pool in the inside courtyard.
Could that be Connie and Betty peeking out?
The last artist suggested we should go into this studio.
Old lithograph machine for print making.
Upstairs…out the door…there is the city!
Beautiful old streets.
The group trudges on.
Another courtyard in another gallery.
Next stop Moonstar Galleries….
Crowded with people and when I got upstairs there was an older woman who had lots of pictures of cats….not my thing. I did find Gail Blackburn’s mosaic art (remember the lady from Barra de Piaxtla) and took this next picture.
I thought this was an interesting way to use the beach glass that I am forever picking up. Cost….?
As we walk…another beautiful door.
I just love the old buildings….can you tell?
I wonder who lives there?
Here comes Dennis and Eric….everyone is tired now and it’s time to find some dinner.
Back to the Plazuela Machado but we continue up the street towards Topolo’s where I have always wanted to eat. Everyone says it is very nice.
Out of luck…no reservation….and they are full! Drats….another place that won’t feed us. I don’t have much luck with that!
Here we are at Pedro and Lola’s next to the square. A nice setting and everyone needs a drink and some food….
Boy…that Dennis can really pound the beer! Right…he only had one while Eric and I drank most of them!
Eric and I had Calamari for an appetizer and Almond fish in a spicy Guajillo chili sauce over fettuccine and it was very good although the food could have been warmer.
A beautiful setting for dinner.
Getting dark now.
Looks like we were well fed and now……time to head home.
We walked up the street back past the church to the west side of the Mercado to catch a bus home.
Beautiful downtown at night.
A bit blurry but…you get the gist of it!
On the big green bus for another wild and crazy ride home.
Home by 9pm after a nice evening out.
So….what did we think of the artwork. Well….I would have preferred to see more Mexican artists and less Gringo’s and ….Art is like politics religion and music….some opinions are best kept to yourself!
Eric’s youngest brother is an artist and if you are interested have a look at his website….We particularly like his Black Tusk and Japan series. http://tychoart.com/