Today is the first of the four-day EmbrujArte, which brings the works of leading artists to an outdoor sale at the soccer field in San Rafael de Escazú. Organizers promise 2,500 works on display and have a series of events to attract visitors.
Among these is an outdoor painting contest for 40 artists. They will paint, and the product of their efforts will be judged and then donated and sold to benefit the Asociación Unidos por la Niñez.
The local celebrity will be Cristian Madriz, the Escazú singer who recently placed tops in a television musical show.
The official inauguration is tonight at 7 o’clock although artists booths are open from 10 a.m. today, as they are everyday through Sunday. Admission is free.
The name, of course, is a play on the reputation of Escazú having been home to witches or brujas in Spanish.