Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Christmas in Mexico

Plaza Mijares in San José del Cabo
Watercolour and marker
©2019 Charlene Brown

One of my favourite things about our Christmas trip to Mexico was the Art Walk in San José del Cabo. The event runs every Thursday evening from November to June in this resort city on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. 

The area surrounding the Plaza Mijares is closed to traffic from 5 to 7 pm, and the many galleries and cafes expand into the streets. The galleries offer a wonderful variety of works from traditional silver jewelry with fire opals, to Talavra pottery, colourful weaving, paintings  and Huichol art  ranging from religious traditional themes to the most recent innovations in folk art. 

And of course, brilliant  Christmas decorations are everywhere. Who knew that Mexican Nativity scenes often feature a small herd of deer?