Published On: Fri, Aug 3rd, 2018

Arts and Culture in San Miguel, a 70-year tradition

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The first expats to move to San Miguel were veterans studying art at the Instituto Allende just after World War II.

When they discovered they could use their GI Bill there, they flocked to the town. And that legacy continues to this day, with San Miguel hosting many working artists and sculptors, with studios, galleries, and workshops found throughout the town. You can take art classes in many mediums and even exhibit your work.

Art is just one aspect of this vibe. Live music, readings, lectures, foreign film festivals, and more can be found at venues around town.

You also have a rich local culture, with many fiestas and parades throughout the year. One of the main celebrations, for the town’s patron saint, St. Michael the Archangel, takes place at the end of September.

Unfinished 1940s mural painted by David Alfaro Siqueiros, in Escuela de Bellas Artes cultural center, an art school in a former convent, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Unfinished 1940s mural painted by David Alfaro Siqueiros, in Escuela de Bellas Artes cultural center, an art school in a former convent, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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