Artist Studio Tour


The Artist Studio Tour is on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. It has proven to be such a popular event that it is now an annual tradition.

This unique self-guided tour is a yearly fundraiser for the Merida English Library and gives important exposure to local, national and international artists living and working in Merida. Many of our artists are represented in galleries and museums around the world, but the MEL Artist Studio Tour is the only time their studios are open to the public.

One day, 29 artists in 22 studios!

The Artist Studio Tour allows you to spend quality time discussing the creative process with each artist and if, the mood strikes, you can pick up a piece for your home. You’ll find sculptors, painters, printmakers, photographers and more in this talented group.

Tickets are on sale starting on Friday, Feb. 3 in the following locations:

In Centro:

Merida English Library, Calle 53 #524 x 66 y 68

Centro Cultural la Cúpula, Calle 54 #407 x 41 y 43

Galeria Eskalera, Calle 70 474-B x 57 y 59

Soho Gallery, Calle 60 #400A x 43 y 41

Hennessy’s, Avenida Paseo Montejo #486A x 41 y 43

El Cardenal Cantina, Corner of Calle 70 y 63

In Chelem:

Lizard Joe’s, Calle 17

2017 Studio Tour Artists (click on the name to see an interview with the artist)

Abel Vasquez – painter, Centro


CM Pliego – painter, Centro (para entrevista en español, haz clic aqui)


Cy Bor – pastels, Centro


David Aldrich – painter, Centro


Donna Spadafora – painter and sculptor, Garcia Gineres


Douglas Greenwood – painter, Centro



Eck Follen – painter, sculptor, Centro (para entrevista en español haz clic aqui)


Emilio Said – painter, printmaker, Itzimna



Ernesto Novelo – painter, south



George Samuelson – furniture designer, sculptor, Garcia Gineres

Irvim Victoria  – painter, Centro  (para entrevista en español, haz clic aqui)


Juan Pablo el Pelaná – painter, centro

Jorge Guerra – sculptor, South


Joseph Kurhajec – sculptor, printmaker, Centro


Katrin Schikora – visual artist, ceramic designer, Garcia Gineres


Kreso Cavlovic – painter, Centro


Lilian Rivera – mixed media, Centro



Lorraine Toohey – mixed media, La Ermita (para entrevistar en español haz clic aqui)



Lucinda Young – painter/printmaker, Centro




Manuel Taure – printmaker, Centro



Melva Medina – sculptor, Centro



Omar Said Charruf – photographer, Itzimna



Renato Chacón  painter, centro (para entrevista en español haz clic aqui)


Rodolfo Baeza – painter, centro



Samia Farah – painter, printmaker, Itzimna



Shirley Hisgen –  photo-documentarian, Centro



Stephen Aiken – painter, Centro



Steve Lemire – painter, Centro



Viviana Hinojosa – painter, Centro

Buy your tickets before February 18 and pay only 200 pesos. Tickets are 250 pesos the day of the tour so get them early! 


Inside the Artist Studio (click to link to the blog)

Check out this great blog from Artist Studio organizer and writer Alison Wattie to learn more about the tour and the participating artists.

Meet the artists!

Artist profiles will be posted regularly so check back to read the interviews (click on the artist’s names that are underlined above) and get a sneak peek at a sampling of each artists work.


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