San Miguel de Allende Festival of the Arts inaugurated 

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More than 20 artists presented an exhibition of painting, engraving and photography. 

34% of visitors to the State are attracted by culture. 

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, August 5, 2023. With an artistic exchange between Mexico and Austria, the San Miguel de Allende Festival of the Arts (FASMA) began at Casa Europa México, an event that ends on August 20. 

Juan José Álvarez Brunel, Secretary of Tourism of the State of Guanajuato, was present at the opening ceremony together with Eduardo Adame, president of Casa Europa México and organizer of the event, and Mexican and Austrian artists. 

Austria is the guest country of honor in this second edition of the festival that invites Guanajuatenses and tourists to enjoy more than 100 activities ranging from classical music concerts and opera, to conferences with renowned writers, art exhibitions, workshops, works theater, and international dance and film shows, of which close to half are free or at low cost. 

“We recognize the work of Casa Europa México, which with dedication, pertinence and discipline has achieved great projects, which makes Guanajuato feel proud of the participation of citizens in cultural issues. Today, 34% of visitors to the State are attracted by culture”, reiterated Juan José Álvarez. 

Last night the first FASMA activity was presented, an exhibition of painting, engraving and photography that was in charge of the artists from Mexico: Mariana Vega, Francisco Javier Chua, Rubén Leonardo Valdivia, Los Subterráneos Collective, Marco Antonio Acevedo, Luis Enrique Muñoz, Héctor Merino, Al Rabi Arredondo Nova, Erasmo Ortiz Palacios, Jaime Barrágan, Héctor García. 

As well as artists from Austria: Petra Theresia Quehenberger, Marco Amadeo Popp, Victoria Haas, Matthias Kretschmer; from Germany: Florian Mahler; from Macedonia: Viveka Biondic; and from Slovenia: Sebastián Seremet. 

In addition, the attendees were delighted with the works of the plastic artist Peñalta, who presented his exhibition “Return to matter. A counterweight to artificial intelligence”, supported by the Austrian Embassy and the Austrian Cultural Forum; and the artist Miguel Ángel Sotelo, who presented his work “Juegos de Guerra”, with the support of UNAM San Miguel de Allende. 

“In this 2nd. edition more than 30 organizations participate in FASMA, a great cultural festival for all San Miguel residents and tourists. Very grateful to the State of Guanajuato and the Ministry of Tourism for the support they have given us; and thanks to Austria, one of the great sources of art, for accepting the invitation and the support to contact and bring various artists”, thanked Eduardo Adame. 

For those who wish to enjoy a complete experience, there will be host hotels and attractive discounts on restaurants and other services, allowing visitors to fully enjoy their stay. Check all the details of the event at www.fasma.com.mx 

Source: Press Release