San Miguel Artists at Fabrica La Aurora
Looking for noteworthy San Miguel artists... San Miguel de Allende is all about art. Known as one of the premier art destinations in Latin America, it is steadily gaining international appeal for the incredible works that can be found here. Visitors flock from across the globe to take in exceptional galleries, theaters and street fairs from both local and international artists.
One of the best places to find many of the best San Miguel Artists and their galleries all under one roof in an inviting environment is La Fabrica La Aurora. You can easily spend a day or more here to take in all of the talent that is concentrated in this historic part of our colonial village.
LA FABRICA LA AURORA is one of San Miguel's most unique destinations, a beautiful art and design center housed in a former textile factory from the turn-of-the century.
La Fabrica La Aurora is a great place to enjoy a meal or a cup of coffee, take an art class, attend a gallery opening, or simply to wander through one of Mexico's finest collections of art, galleries, design, furniture, and more...
In 2001, the Garay family, owners of the Aurora since 1932, decided to go into a new production line. However, they are not using cotton as their raw material or water as its main power source. This time they are allowing imagination to fuel the rebirth of this old historical building as a project at the vanguard.
Among old textile machines and hydraulic turbines, the large warehouses that housed spinning machines, cotton and maintenance equipment have been transformed into galleries with contemporary art, furniture and interior design stores, antiques and jewelry, linens and accessories, restaurants, and maybe the most attractive aspect, the studio galleries.
Here, recognized artists, both national and international have found a place to develop their creativity while at the same time exhibiting their works. The large walls and natural light that permeates the building and the large open spaces create the perfect environment for the exhibition and creation of art. Every corner is different and maybe the only similarity is the general obsession with beauty.
Almost 15 years have passed since the whistle announcing the beginning of the work day fell silent, but you can still find traces of cotton in the rafters and oil from the machinery on the floors. The stone walls no longer hold the echo of the banging spinners, now they accompany visitors along the long hallways that empty out into the imagination of any number of artists.
Stroll through the historic hallways, peeking into artists' studios or enjoying the Aurora's many contemporary art galleries. Sip a glass of wine on the terrace, seek out a special detail for your home, or browse the unique collection of antiques, design, and more...
Today, Fabrica La Aurora, continues to preserve the same façade, twelve cantera arches surround the main entrance, a red brick arch, that opens its iron gates to visitors who are surprised to find in the interior the new destiny of this old building: The Aurora Art and Design Center.
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