The Art City Tour will return today with the first installation of the fourth season.
Last November saw a turnout of 1,543 for the season three finale, said the Ministerio de la Cultura y Juventud.
This cultural event, which takes place every two months, allows participants to visit galleries, museums, cultural centers and design shops in the late afternoon and night for free. Persons can travel between venues by bus, bike, or foot.
Special performances for this event will be a concert by the Banda de San José at 4:30 in the Plaza de la Democracia and another “serenade surprise” at 9 p.m. at the Templo de la Música at Parque Morazán, said the cultural ministry.
“We are entering the fourth season after 18 editions and according to the balance sheet gives us 19,628 people who have benefited and had the opportunity to get closer to our culture,” said Henry Bastos, event manager. “Most notable, is that 70 percent of those people approached these kinds of spaces for the first time.”
All the cultural locations will extend hours today until 8:30. Both admission and the shuttle between locations are free. The shuttle is made possible through the Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz.
The vehicle will leave from four places, Museo de Arte Costarricense in La Sabana, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, Museos del Banco Central and Museo Nacional. The first departure is at 5:30 p.m.
Those wishing to take the walking guided tour that emphasizes heritage architecture will have the option of leaving from two points. They are the Instituto Nacional de Seguros or Museo Nacional. Guides will start the tours at 5 p.m.
Bike riders can meet together at 6 p.m. at the Instituto Nacional de Seguros.
Some new exhibitions are Las muñecas de Japón at the national museum, and Construcciones/Invenciones: De la Suiza Centroamericana al país más feliz del mundo at the Museo de Arte y Diseño.
Also, Allianza Francesa in Barrio Amón will host a photography exhibition called Un poco de tu invierno and ¿Dónde tomé las fotos? The photos are the work of Romain Berglez.