VIDEO: This weekend’s Transitarte Festival
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Art Walks
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VIDEO: This weekend’s Transitarte Festival

Amanda Zúñiga - March 21, 2017

The annual summer festival Transitarte took place over the weekend, March 17-19. Art and music flooded three of eastern San José's main parks: Parque Nacional, Parque Morazán and…

Envision Festival prepares to kick off its seventh edition
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Artists
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Envision Festival prepares to kick off its seventh edition

Amanda Zúñiga - January 31, 2017

While temperature is dropping in the north and some are being surrounded by snow, a getaway to a warm Costa Rican beach might be in order: and just…

5 questions for a French-African painter in Costa Rica
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5 questions for a French-African painter in Costa Rica

Amanda Zúñiga - January 22, 2017

At the beach in Jacó, painter Delphine Reveau devotes her days to painting positive things, including her favorite subjects: dogs and children. The self-taught artist, 46, who…

5 question for a Costa Rican painter
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Artists
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5 question for a Costa Rican painter

Amanda Zúñiga - November 20, 2016

"Some believe that the art of a painter is understood by her work, by selection of subject and color, by her perception of light... I believe that…

5 questions for a U.S. writer in Costa Rica
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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5 questions for a U.S. writer in Costa Rica

Amanda Zúñiga - November 6, 2016

Mary Smathers grew up and spent her entire life in the San Francisco Bay Area. On a trip to Costa Rica, however, she and her husband fell in love…

What not to miss at Costa Rica’s National Arts Festival
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Artists
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What not to miss at Costa Rica’s National Arts Festival

Amanda Zúñiga - August 4, 2016

See also: After 'FIAsco,' Culture Ministry regroups with National Arts Festival The International Arts Festival (FIA) and the National Arts Festival (FAN) have taken place in Costa…

Costa Rica hosts its first Songwriters Festival
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Arts & Culture
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Costa Rica hosts its first Songwriters Festival

Amanda Zúñiga - July 7, 2016

Costa Rica is holding its first-ever International Songwriters Festival this week at the Melico Salazar Theater in downtown San José,  allowing the public to watch participants from nine…

San José’s Plaza de la Cultura scheduled to reopen in November
Architecture in Chepe
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Architecture in Chepe
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San José’s Plaza de la Cultura scheduled to reopen in November

L. Arias - June 24, 2016

When the Plaza de la Cultura, one of San José's landmarks, reopens to the public it will have a musical fountain playing Costa Rican music synchronized at night with…

Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Arts & Culture
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - April 8, 2016

The Ministry of Culture and Youth will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Yolanda Oreamuno with a special exhibit of Art Deco portraits of the…

International Design Festival: How to organize a massive, successful event in Costa Rica
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Arts & Culture
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International Design Festival: How to organize a massive, successful event in Costa Rica

Elizabeth Lang - February 14, 2016

Organizing an event, of any sort, can be a tedious process. In 2009, designers Alfredo Enciso and Paco Cervilla began organizing a massive design festival that would make Costa Rica…