Paintings by local artists provided a colorful backdrop to the performances, which included puppet shows, flamenco, ballet and calypso dances, pantomimes, a juggling workshop and other entertainment by local and guest performers.
Arte Viva was envisioned and organized by area residents including Claudio Ambroso, also leader of the popular local band, Plan B.
Since its first event, Arte Viva has gathered the community in a celebration of local creativity to showcase a wide variety of local talent.
Workshops and performances featured theater and film, many genres of dance, sports and martial arts, ceramics workshops and exhibits, concerts by local bands, and visual art exhibits by adults as well as children from the area’s schools in Manzanillo, Playa Chiquita, Cocles and Puerto Viejo. Arte Viva is sponsored by area businesses. For more information, visit: www.arteviva-puertoviejo.com.