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SMART at San Miguel

Hotel Matilda, Dos Casas and L’Ótel are presenting an eclectic weekend where art and music come together, thanks to the exhibitions of four contemprary maestros, a party with a famous DJ, Tequila tasting at Casa Dragones, cocktail parties, hot air balloon rides, and much more.

SMART Fest, Vie-Dom/Fri-Sun, Jun 1, 2 & 3, Hotel Matilda, Dos Casas, L’Ótel, June 1,2 and 3 contemporary art exhibits, DJ Naz, Tequila tasting Casa Dragones, Cocktails and more at the firs SMART San Miguel festival,,, Contacto:,

“San Miguel de Allende has always been the perfect art destination, but SMART San Miguel is different from anything ever offered here,” said Director Bruce James. “We are combining the typical art exhibitions with our mix of cultural elements and fun activities in order to build a multisensory experience.”
On the agenda for SMART San Miguel are:
•Art exhibit of four great contemporary Mexican maestros, José Luis Cuevas, Aldo Chaparro, Spencer Tunick and Manuel Cerda.
•Party at the Hotel Matilda presenting DJ “Naz”, DJ resident of Buddha Bar in London and Dubai.
•Cocktail and private visit at Casa Stream
•Tequila tasting at Casa Dragones
•Reception and lunch at the hotels where the art exhibitions are held
•Hot air balloon rides
•Private tour at Santuario de Atotonilco, the historical site recognized for its murals.
The three hotels are offering a SMART San Miguel package. The guests can sign in at any of the three hotels. The cost is US$250 per night, double occupancy, plus taxes and services with two nights minimum. The reception cocktails, the art exhibits, the tasting at Casa Dragones and the Hotel Matilda party are included.
The guests of honor
José Luis Cuevas, born in Mexico City in 1934, is one of the leading modernists in Mexico known for his murals and neo-figurative work. His paintings and sculptures have been exhibited worldwide.
Aldo Chaparro, born in Peru and lived and worked for many years in Mexico City, is well known for expanding the limits between art and other disciplines like music, industrial design, writing and editing; his artwork is being exhibited from South America to Europe and the Middle East.
Manuel Cerda, presented by Galleria Enrique Guerrero, has always been controversial and pioneering, creating art from current controversial subjects that range from rebellion to protest and revolution from Mexico to South America.
Spencer Tunick has documented public nudity with the help of photography and video. Since 1994 he has organized more than 80 temporary live installations worldwide, breaking records of assistants. One of them was at the Zócalo in Mexico City with more than 14,000 participants. Galería Enrique Guerrero represents a group of artistic young people who are part of the new generation, with contemporary visions and projects that explore all the current disciplines that form the visual arts: painting, sculpture, photography, video, digital media and installation. “Naz” is one of the most exciting and successful DJs from London, being a pioneer of the mix of exotic and sensual sounds in electronic rhythm. One of the most important exponents of dance music in London, he performs at the most popular clubs in London, including the Buddha Bar where he is the resident DJ, and often performs at the most prestigious events and locations in the world.
Casa Dragones is a young Tequila made from 100% Agave Azul from small lots in Tequila, Mexico. They are limited editions; the bottles decorated by hand, signed and numerated.
The Venues
Hotel Matilda is a vanguard hotel located at the center of San Miguel de Allende, a colonial jewel. Instead of recreating the traditional atmosphere of the old world in San Miguel, Hotel Matilda celebrates the lifestyle of today’s international travelers and Latin contemporary art. The guests can enjoy a sophisticated and relaxing atmosphere, a gourmet dinner, a personalized spa experience and a dynamic art scenario. For more information and reservations call 855-MATILDA (855-628-4532) or send an email to
Dos Casas used to be a private house, and opened its doors in 2004 with all the requirements of a worldwide hotel and all the comfort of a house: fine linens and bath products, private Jacuzzis, steam baths and fireplaces in selected suites and gourmet breakfasts every day. The terrace offers a spectacular panoramic view of San Miguel de Allende and a wine bar. The rooms are decorated with a harmonic mix of Mexican and contemporary design. For reservations: +52 (415) 154-4958 / (415) 152-0941 or
L’Ótel is the most chic hotel in San Miguel, perfect for the traveler with discriminating taste and refined pleasures… a place dedicated to design, service and experience. For reservations: +52 (415) 154-9850, US 210-745-1457 or send an email to

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