Strolling Through the Art Walk
Smile, You Are in San Miguel
By Jade Arroyo
Fábrica La Aurora celebrated its 12th anniversary last Saturday with a colorful Art Walk. The whole town was there, showing up in their best clothes. So were we and our camera.
Some of the new works were Terra Mizwa’s “De las Cuevas,” a collective show from Zoho Gallery, new works by Eglen Aridjis at Aller Gallery, the series of nine paintings, “Soldaderas II” by Merry Calderoni, and the new Pareidolia collection of ceramic dinnerware by Lorenzo at Per Se gallery.
This Art Walk was a huge success, reinforcing the Fabrica’s reputation as the top place for art and design in San Miguel de Allende. Here and there, art lovers chatted, laughed, and danced.
This historical venue now diffuses contemporaneity, hosting over 40 galleries, studios, and various exclusive boutiques and jewelry shops.
In the early twentieth century, the building was a textile factory where manta (cotton fabric) was produced. For over 90 years, it was the main source of work in the city. The current architectural design respects the machines and gears that remain from that time. Here is an old heart that will keep on beating, we hope, for many more years to come.