The formal inauguration of Casa 927 is tonight at 7 p.m.
The neo-classical structure in Barrio Amón is designed to be a gathering place for artists of all types and also a center that will impose a trademark of sorts on art work produced in Costa Rica.
The project has the support of the Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud, the Banca Mujer and the Municipalidad de San José. Administering the property is Producciones Arcángel YV S.A.
The structure is on Avenida 11 at Calle 3 about 700 meters north of the Teatro Nacional. The project has been in operation since before Semana Santa, and a 50-seat cafe is believed to be installed there now.
The building will house 18 permanent expositions of artistic designs and 12 rotating exhibitions, said organizers. There also will be workshops and training. The ministry has declared that it is a project of cultural interest.
Organizers expect that the house will become a center for discussion, exchanges, cultural presentations and even the sale of art. For the inauguration Galería Orlando Sotela is providing the paintings of some 31 artists, said the Banca Mujer, an agency of Banco Nacional.