The Sayulita Art Scene
Sayulita, Mexico – An Arts and Crafts Town
While the small town of Sayulita, located in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit, might be best known for its surfing, this charming village has a great deal to offer arts and crafts lovers as well. On a recent day trip to Sayulita, I spent hours wandering through art galleries and small shops, all of which sell beautiful handcrafted items worth browsing through.
Sayulita Art Galleries
My favorite stop of the day was the Galeria Tanana, a small gallery that sells handmade native artwork made by the Huichol people. One of the few remaining Mexican tribes, the Huichol are a pre-Columbian people from Nayarit and Jalisco, now supported by the efforts of the Huichol Center for Cultural Survival and Traditional Arts. The gallery sells items such as jewelry and artwork to support the community – I picked up a painted card embellished with glitter that depicts the natural balance of opposite forces, as represented by the sun and the moon.
Other highlights of the Sayulita art scene include shops and galleries dedicated to fine art, jewelry, pottery, and other handcrafted items – a perfect setup for some peaceful wandering, the acquisition of unique pieces of artwork, and even interaction with the people who made them.
Written By Kelly Rosenfeld
As a child, Kelly Rosenfeld was thoroughly spoiled by parents who took her on yearly vacations and never told her to be a doctor instead of a writer. Today, she holds a degree in English and Creative Writing from UCLA, and has found a way to turn her childhood dreams into reality – exploring Sayulita and other parts of the world.