Art Walk Even Better Second Time Around

Published: January 25th 2014
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We went a little later in the day saving our energy by laying around the pool, this time we arrived downtown by bus around 4:30 pm when things were already in full swing. We couldn't believe how many people came out for the Art Walk on Thursday evening in San Jose. The streets are closed to vehicles and are packed with pedestrians just strolling around. Galleries offering open wine bars, tequila shots and appetizers - did I mention that this is all free? Definitely something not to be missed.

We started in the town square where some various exhibits were set up, then wandered from gallery to gallery around town, about four or so square blocks. We watched an artist decked out in Mexican embroidery making bead work sculpture set in wax - pretty cool.

We were amazed and inspired by the creativity we discovered, from paintings to sculptures to blown glass. Ian keeps reassuring me that WE, meaning the two of us, can actually create any of this stuff ourselves - well... maybe HE actually can with his artist abilities, but I am quite certain of my own limitations proven by the drab pencil crayon tracing currently located on an easel in our Balfour basement...but that's a different story.

Anyway, after an awe-inspiring hour or so taking in all the various art we could absorb sorry that many galleries restrict photographs - Ian finally purchased his souvenir necklace made of amber. It sounds so exotic and expensive but don't get too excited, it was a $20 trinket on a strap made of leather. I have to admit it looks good on him though with his dark tan and the story behind it, the amber, even better since it has a little bug trapped inside - something I'm sure our grandkids will be amazed by.

We shared a taxi back to our condo with two other couples, both staying at locations much further than ours, we hope the 100 pesos we kicked in was enough to cover our share of the ride!

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