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Organizers: Arturo Padilla, Miguel Perez

Host: Edgar Larrinaga

Resident Artists: José Antonio Platas, Martine Lecouvreux, Marcela Reyes, José Luis Corrales.

Volunteers: Gerald Van Eeckhout, Scot Kramer, Julia Lane, Shannon Sheridan, Sara Stewart, Patricia Montgomery, Mauricio Hernández

Media Coverage: Maci Borrayo & Ricardo Lozada, Tania Galván & Maya Cortés

Guest artists: Florencia Becerra y Toño Ávalos, ANDRA, Cheko Ruiz, Batala San Pancho, Andrés Leyón, Grupo Raíces, Los Mas Bluescados, Los Carive

Bucket: Children who collected money

Special Recognition: El Jardin Chacala School, David Ramos, Noemí Díaz, Ricardo Flores

Donators: Shannon Sheridan. 


Our foundation is run 100% by volunteers! We are looking for others who share our vision to help spread the word about our festival. Can you help us at an exhibit or arts residency? We would love to work with you to make it a great success, so get in touch if you're interested and come make a difference in one of the least spoilt, Mexican Pacific sandy beach communities. You won’t regret it!


In early 2017, a "sisterhood" relationship was established between Chacala and the Center for the Arts Evergreen (Colorado, USA). This collaboration was launched with a concert in Evergreen by Alfredo Muro, and was a continuation of Evergreen artists participation in the Chacala Art Residency Programs that have been held. Steve Sumner, Executive Director of the Evergreen Center will also serve as a judge for the juried Art Residency and will also be a participant. A Nayarit Culinary Arts was also launched as part of this "sisterhood". For more information, contact Steve.

San Pancho’s Music Festival is a vibrant, eclectic expression of performing art traditionally held annually for 3 days during the last weekend of February.  It began informally in 2001, and by 2006 included some 116 performers.  The Music Festival attracts some of the most colorful musicians from around the world, including international acts from Europe, the U.S., Chile, Guatemala, France and Germany.  Regional talent has also been retained to include the traditional Mexican and Latin music of local musicians.


Ed Musica is a publishing company in music education materials for children as young as 3 years old. Its books are now being used in dozens of schools in the United States, Mexico, Latin America and Spain. Escuela de Música provides quality instrumental music instruction to public and private schools throughout the greater San Diego area.

Grafica Chacala has recently modernized and doubled its workshop space and is now able to offer expanded print making workshops to visiting artists and art students. For more information, contact Miguel Perez.

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A space to discover local art, enjoy cultural events and find inspiration to create in one place. The Casa Canarias Cultural Center connects locals and visitors to the culture of Chacala, promoting unique cultural experiences and encouraging artistic production in the community. A place for those looking for something more, very close to the sea breezes.

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