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Walking Through the Factory


Rita Torlen and Isabell Badillo

James Harvey at this gallery

Jack and Jane Faorella

During the montly Art Walk

Desirée Herman and Cecilia Calderón

By Jade Arroyo

Fábrica La Aurora is one of the artistic arteries of the city, a center of art and design that gathers some of the best local artists, plus exquisitely curated decorating and antique shops.

The space is very attractive, an elegant mix of colonial and contemporary. The building actually housed the historical textile factory La Aurora, the main source of income for the city in the early 20th century. We visited the artists’ workshops, the designers at work, and the secret corner of amazing antique stores.

The factory closed its doors and remained abandoned for several years until it was remodeled in 2004 as a place for art. Soon it had a strong impact on the local scene, which has lasted for over a decade.

A tour of the factory transports you to several different scenarios. You may experience the history that permeates the remains of the textile machinery, the privilege of seeing the open atelier of artists, some more abstract design proposals, or elegant white goods for the home.

We suggest you take an afternoon to tour Fábrica La Aurora. Walk its halls and galleries and stay to eat at one of the restaurants. There is something for all tastes.

Fábrica La Aurora is located slightly outside Centro on Calzada de la Aurora. It is a 10–15 minute walk from the Jardín, or you can take a taxi for about 35 pesos.


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