Artful Walking in Mazatlán

By John Mitchell

Most U.S. and Canadian tourists head down to Mazatlán in search of sun, sand, and margaritas. However, this winter they can also explore this Mexican resort city’s vibrant art scene. On the first Friday of every month up until May 2012, self-guided art walks will be offered in Mazatlan’s Historical Center or Centro Histórico, which is filled with lovingly restored 19th-century buildings. There are 24 stops along the way including galleries, artists’ studios, workshops, and gift boutiques. Balloons and banners mark the participating venues, and free maps are available around town. For more information, visit the Friday Art Walk’s official website.

Images by John Mitchell