By Marina Farrera
Rodarte is an extracurricular program that brings art classes to under privileged children in San Miguel de Allende and some of the more isolated communities in the outskirts. For two years now, El Instituto Allende has been offering workshops like painting, weaving, and ceramics every Saturday in Fajardo de Bocas (21 km from San Miguel). The program has been so successful that El Instituto is now considering expanding it to other communities. At Rodarte, we believe that art is a means for reflection, transformation, and spiritual development—a way of reinventing the world—a celebration of life and liberty.
Sat, Sep 24 and Sun, Sep 25, 10am–6pm
El Instituto Allende
Ancha de San Antonio 22
Facebook: Rodarte SMA
This September 24 and 25, we will be hosting the first Rodarte Fest at El Instituto Allende. It will be an open celebration meant to highlight the importance of the arts, specifically within underprivileged and marginalized communities. There will be short films, workshops, and a conference about community education. There will also be an artists’ bazaar.
Short films will be shown at the theater at Instituto Allende on Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 1:30pm (donations welcome).
Workshops in ceramics and painting at El Instituto Allende will be offered Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 4pm (donations welcome).
On Saturday at 8pm, Daniel Zepeda and Santa Elena will be playing at the Jazz Bajo las Montañas music festival, which will be held at La Hacienda los Picachos (Carretera San Miguel de Allende a Querétaro Km 3). Tickets are 250 pesos. For reservations, call 415 155 9254.
The proceeds will benefit the Rodarte program, bringing the arts to the communities of Fajardo de Bocas and Lagunilla.