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Art tour through artists' workshops around San Miguel de Allende provided by Art Tour SMA

Art tour through artists' workshops around San Miguel de Allende

Art tour through artists' workshops around San Miguel de Allende
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About
It is an experience that mixes tourism and art throughout San Miguel de Allende where we meet artists in their own workshops where they do painting, sculpture, textile art, Mexican folk art and more styles. The artists receive us and tell us about their creative processes (techniques, inspiration, etc.) while we have a glass of wine and eat tapas, the tour can be personalized and private or in a group.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 151188P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • wine and tapas included
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4–5 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Normally we meet in downtown San Miguel de Allende
  • Starbucks, Canal 3, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico see you in the central garden of the Starbucks in front of the Parish Square
  • Starbucks, Canal 3, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico We can finish there depends on the route chosen
  • Fabrica la Aurora, Calz de La Aurora S/N, Aurora, 37710 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico We can finish in this place that is a place full of art galleries
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • wine and tapas included
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Normally we meet in downtown San Miguel de Allende
  • Starbucks, Canal 3, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico see you in the central garden of the Starbucks in front of the Parish Square
  • Starbucks, Canal 3, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico We can finish there depends on the route chosen
  • Fabrica la Aurora, Calz de La Aurora S/N, Aurora, 37710 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico We can finish in this place that is a place full of art galleries
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4–5 hours
Return details
  • Starbucks, Canal 3, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico We can finish there depends on the route chosen
  • Fabrica la Aurora, Calz de La Aurora S/N, Aurora, 37710 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico We can finish in this place that is a place full of art galleries
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Starbucks
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Bellas Artes
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Fabrica La Aurora
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    See Important Information for details
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Karl.Ifornia
Santa Cruz, CA5 contributions
the best day
ARTuro is the man. Super knowledgeable and well respected you n the SMA arts community. He really cares about the artists and building a bridge between visitors and the local arts community.
Keep up the good work !
Written 14 August 2021
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Catie Radney
Alexander City, AL3 contributions
Magical experience!
This was the highlight of my trip to San Miguel! Arturo gives you a magical experience! He will
introduced you to the art community and take you into the private studios of the artist. The art tour was so inspiring that I could not wait to return and this time I painted. This is a must do tour for all artist and art lovers. Thank you Arturo! I am so grateful for you.
Written 18 July 2021
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Soupyloo
Seattle, WA2 contributions
An ABSOLUTE MUST for all visiting SMA - Art lovers & mere travelers alike!
Feb 2021
Whether you are an art connoisseur or a mere traveler looking to immerse yourself in SMA culture, THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST.

We were a group of 7 in our late twenties, with some who were seriously interested in art and others who had very little interest. After an activity filled month of living in San Miguel - we all walked away in agreement that this tour was without a doubt the highlight of our time there.

This tour is 100% bespoke and customized to your group's interests and wants. If you don't know your interests - all the better because Arturo has an amazing way of understanding who he is working with and how to pull together a perfect day for you!

We visited artist's homes, personal workshops, new and upcoming galleries, and of all different kinds. We learned about them as people, as artists, engaged in deep talks, laughed a lot, drank wine, tequila, had appetizers, and learned about a side of SMA that we had no yet seen in our month of living there. Everything was seamless, exactly to our needs, and more.

I anticipate that this business will very soon be on the cover of Condé Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, New York Times, and more. Truly outstanding and one of a kind.
Written 30 March 2021
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ArturoAranda
thanks so much for your review :D it was a pleasure meeting you guys and taking you to enjoy the art scene of San Miguel really enjoyed the tour as you did Hope to see you again :) Cheers! Arturo
Written 31 March 2021
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DesireeLoreto
Sacramento, CA2 contributions
Amazing adventure
Jan 2021
This was exciting tour of the city with artist that fills it with color and life. Highly recommend and will be traveling back to San Miguel in 6 weeks and plan to request another tour with new inspiration of artists
Written 14 January 2021
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ArturoAranda
Thanks a lot for liking it :D I really apreciate your words and well stay in touch and see more artists together :) Regards
Written 31 March 2021
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Scott Callens
San Francisco, CA32 contributions
Incredible local experience in beautiful San Miguel de Allende
Dec 2020
We had an incredible time seeing the local art of San Miguel de Allende with Arturo. He was fun, knowledgable and excited about what he was showing us. There are so many incredible artists in San Miguel that we will definitely be back to do another tour with Arturo!
Written 10 January 2021
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ArturoAranda
Thanks for coming to the art tour :D it was great meeting you and introducing to these amazing artists :) Hope to see you back soon! Regards!
Written 31 March 2021
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Redding W
1 contribution
Great
Nov 2020 • Family
It was amazing!! He and all the artists were wonderful. Very fun and interesting, great behind the scenes tour of artist studios.
Written 26 November 2020
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ArturoAranda
I am glad you enjoyed it :) let me know when you come back to San Miguel Arturo
Written 31 March 2021
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sjgjess1
Houston, TX142 contributions
Wonderful behind-the-scenes experience
When you come to San Miguel, you can’t help but appreciate all the art in your midst, and if you’re like me, you want to go beyond the obvious galleries in el Centro. Well, I’m lucky we stumbled upon Arturo. This was our third trip to SMA, and we wanted to really connect more with the city and its artists. I can’t recommend the tour highly enough. In the past, we’ve had guided take us to super touristy chotchky shops, and it was totally unsatisfying. On the contrary, Arturo took us right into artists’ studios, and it was fascinating. The artists and gallery operator on the tour all had engaging stories to tell us about the art before us. We can’t wait to go back and do a couple of workshops. SMA is incredible, but it’s so much better when an insider shows you around.
Written 11 October 2020
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ArturoAranda
I am so glad you enjoyed this so much :D is a pleasure for me to do this with people like you that apreciates art :) would love to see you again soon and let me know so I can recommend workshops :) Regards! Arturo
Written 31 March 2021
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Kiran
3 contributions
Fantastic art tour with Arturo
Aug 2020
We had a fantastic experience! Arturo is a wonderful host—warm, friendly, and full of knowledge about SMDA. We visited several contemporary art galleries, and loved the opportunities to speak with artists about their work. Plus, it was a great way to see different neighbourhoods of SMDA outside the main town center. Would highly recommend this experience!
Written 6 September 2020
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Kathy D
Rochester, NY21 contributions
Beyond our expectations
There were just four of us on this private tour (two couples)—I thought we might be walking around San Miguel just popping in and out of artist studios, but this tour was beyond expectation! This is because Arturo communicated with us ahead of time to discover our interests and selected 5-6 artists accordingly, a couple within walking distance but others by way of car, including one in a stunning private home of a collector. Each of the artists was welcoming and interested in sharing their work. Arturo arranged everything and gently kept us on schedule. His English was excellent, and he was knowledgeable and enjoyable to spend the day with—he also brought his delicious homemade hummus, veggies and wine to enjoy along the way. I would highly recommend this personalized tour, it is definitely NOT “one size fits all.”
Written 24 February 2020
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thank you so much for your words :D it makes me happy to read that you enjoyed it so much, hope to see you again in San Miguel de Allende and do another art tour with different artists. Cheers to everyone!
Written 18 June 2020
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HRW
2 contributions
An EXCELLENT tour!!!
Feb 2020 • Couples
4 of us toured the SMA art scene with Arturo yesterday and couldn’t have been more pleased with the experience. He had contacted us ahead of time, so we could describe to him the sort of art we wished to see, and he carefully chose the artist visits accordingly. We were not disappointed. In fact, we all agreed that the tour was a highlight of our visit to San Miguel. We cannot recommend him highly enough. Thank you Arturo!!
Written 24 February 2020
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thanks a lot for your words! this is so important for me to be recognized on what I do with so much love, hope to see you again in San Miguel and do another art tour with other different artists :D Cheers! Arturo
Written 18 June 2020
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Art Tour visiting artists studios in San Miguel de Allende
This was a great tour I would definitely recommend it if you are an art lover/collector visiting San Miguel de Alle
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One of a Kind Experience with Arturo
We had a limited stay in SMA, but wanted to learn more about the highly regarded art scene while in town. Arturo wa
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Enjoyable art tour
Arturo has a way about him that is delightful for this kind of thing. We saw some wonderful art, met some very inte
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Very Interesting Afternoon with Arturo And the Artists
I met Arturo at a gallery in Fabrica de Aurora from which I purchased a painting for my home in SMA. He speaks nea
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Insiders Invitation to Meet Artists and Understand their Work
We met Arturo by accident while walking through the galleries at Fabrica La Aurora. We had been hoping to find som
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A wonderful day of art and friendship
If you want to gain insight into the history and current art scene in SMA, there is only one person who is leading
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Great!!
I will do this tour every time I go. I loved meeting the artist, seeing their amazing studios and being able to ask
bononline
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Inspiring artists and wonderful tour!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour and the VIP treatment we received from our amazing guide Arturo Aranda
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Unparalleled access to SMA's art scene
I cannot recommend Arturo's tours enough. He is a well connected man about town who is equally lovely and well vers
Angela M
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Great art, great tour, great guide.
Arturo has a great eye for art. He also has a great working relationship with the artist. All the artist were very
Rick20009
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Highlight of our trip to SMA
There is so much art in this little town, it can be overwhelming. But Arturo brought us into the galleries and home
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Super fun and informative
I had a really great time on Arturo's tour! He contacted me beforehand to ask which artists in San Miguel I was in
Patty2020
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A MUST FOR ALL ART LOVERS!
What an incredible day we had! It has been the highlight of our stay in SMA. Arturo is personable, energetic, well
Tom S
Tom S
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Recommend for any art lover
An awesome day talking to the artists, learning about there technique and viewing their work. Arturo was a great
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Wonderful to meet the artists
I thoroughly enjoyed my tour with Arturo. We met wonderful artists, who took their time to explain their craft. Th
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