Dream­ers Art Fes­ti­val 2015

A group of young Playa del Carmen res­i­dents from around Mex­ico and the world, look to cre­ate an al­ter­na­tive to the beach while cre­at­ing aware­ness and ed­u­cat­ing through art

The Playa Times Riviera Maya's English Newspaper - - Art & Culture - BY THE PLAYA TIMES

From Novem­ber 6 to Novem­ber 14, Playa del Carmen plays hosts to the first an­nual Dream­ers Art Fes­ti­val. The brain­child of a group of young Playa del Carmen res­i­dents from around Mex­ico and the world who were look­ing to cre­ate an en­vi­ron­ment be­yond the beach.

By cre­at­ing the fes­ti­val, they hope to gen­er­ate cul­tural al­ter­na­tives for res­i­dents and vis­i­tors by cre­at­ing spa­ces with con­tem­po­rary and ur­ban art all while rais­ing cul­tural aware­ness and pro­mot­ing ed­u­ca­tion.

Their hope is that this cut­ting edge event will not only bring art to Playa but gen­er­ate in­come for lo­cal busi­nesses and ar­ti­sans.

In ad­di­tion to art spa­ces through­out Playa, the group has a keen in­ter­est in art ther­apy and sup­port­ing chil­dren within the autism spec­trum. Through the Dream­ers Art Fes­ti­val, they will pro­vide chil­dren op­por­tu­ni­ties for ex­pres­sion and non­ver­bal com­mu­ni­ca­tion, help­ing to re­solve emo­tional con­flicts while en­cour­ag­ing self-aware­ness and per­sonal de­vel­op­ment.

The con­tem­po­rary and ur­ban art fes­ti­val will be held in var­i­ous lo­ca­tions through­out the city and will in­clude in­ter­na­tional, na­tional, and lo­cal ur­ban artists. Events will in­clude ex­hi­bi­tions, ac­tiv­i­ties, con­fer­ences, bike tours, film screen­ings, as well as, mu­sic and art work­shops. An art ex­hibit will be set up at the Palm Ho­tel on 8th street be­tween 5th and 10th Ave. for the du­ra­tion of the fes­ti­val.

Around 15 mu­ral­ists, as well as art and film spe­cial­ists, will rep­re­sent more than half a dozen coun­tries in­clud­ing Mex­ico, the United States, Ger­many, Por­tu­gal, Italy, and Chile. Please visit Face­book/Dream­ers Art Fest, or www.dream­er­sart­fest.com for more in­for­ma­tion and to check out some of the artists who will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the first of, what is hoped, to be many Dream­ers Art Fes­ti­vals to come. Con­tact: hola@dream­er­sart­fest.com; Cel: 984 745 6513.

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