Macro Fest 2016

This past weekend(March 14-20) Panama celebrated its 8th annual Macro Fest.  This is an event in which fashion, art, and creativity are spotlighted.  There are many free workshops, art expositions, concerts and fashion shows to please the public.

Art Exposition

There is a beautiful exposition of Colonial religious statues and paintings in the church of Santo Domingo  where Arco Chato is located in Casco Viejo.  You are not allowed to take photographs of the exposition but I included a couple I took from the outside. Simply beautiful!

Color Me Beautiful

If you have spent some time walking around Casco Viejo you have probably seen these lovely Panamanian beauties adorning the walls, windows and even the trash cans in this area.  They are the original designs of a very talented Panamanian artist called Rolo de Sedas.  I am a great admirer of his work and hope […]

Color My World with Art

I love walking down the streets of Casco Viejo searching for new “masterpieces” created by local artists on walls and doors of old, abandoned buildings. . These works of art lend color and life to Casco’s already Bohemian atmosphere. This is one of my latest discoveries.

Festival Abierto

Festival Abierto is a activity that is held every year in Parque Omar.  It was created to promote awareness of our fragile environment and how we have an impact on our surroundings. We all have the power to initiate actions that can generate great changes in our society. Many local and international artists worked to […]

Beautiful Courtyard

This beautiful courtyard is part of Casa Gongora in Casco Antiguo.  Casa Gongora is a beautifully renovated 17th century jewel that houses a center for the arts.  http://cascoviejo.com/casa-gongora/

Casa Gongora

If you enjoy art, you will certainly enjoy a visit to Casa Gongora en Casco Antiguo.  The house itself, which dates back to the 17th century,  is a treat to see, besides the interesting art work you will find inside.  http://cascoviejo.com/casa-gongora/

Botero’s Via Crucis

Today I visited the Panama Canal Museum in Casco Antiguo to see Fernando Botero’s Via Crucis which is on display there until June 16.  The paintings were magnificent, as I expected they would be.  However, what I enjoyed the most were the pencil sketches that come at the end of the exposition.  They were incredible. […]

Captivating Street Art

One of the things that captivates my attention every time I visit the Casco Antiguo is the street art.  I never get tired of walking around trying to discover what new “masterpiece” has emerged overnight on the side of a building or on some aging wooden door.  It’s like going on a treasure hunt.  

More Art…

There are many talented artists that reside in Panama.  Many of these artists have come from other countries and have made Panama their home.  Most of them are attracted to the Bohemian atmosphere of the Casco Antiguo.  As you walk around this historic part of the city, you may come  face to face with their […]

Bienvenidos/ Welcome

Welcome to the Casco Antiguo.  That is what the sign says. Feel free to walk around and sightsee. There is a lot to see and history galore to soak up.  Break out your camera and snap away.  On every street corner there is something amazing to photograph.

Original Artwork

If you stop by the Cultural Center known as Los del Patio, you will see a lot of original artwork by local and international artists.  This one one of my favorites.   http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/los-del-patio-in-panama-city-panama-well-designed-travel-167056

Galeria de Arte Indigena

I love to stroll around the Casco Antiguo and one of the places I invariably stop at is Galeria de Arte Indigena.  They have an excellent selection of souvenirs, hand made crafts and paintings.  http://cascoviejo.com/galeria-de-arte-indigena/

Rolo de Sedas

One of my favorite artists from Panama is Rolo de Sedas.  His works can be seen sprinkled across Casco Antiguo on the sides of buildings, trash cans, a vendor’s cart, or just about anywhere you can imagine.  This beautiful art piece can be found in Galerias de Arte Indigena in Casco Antiguo. It is one […]

Tsi Tsu

Another little shop that can be found in the Cultural Center Los del Patio is Tsi Tsu. Here you will find am eclectic collection of handmade jewelry and some really nice photos for sale.  http://cascoviejo.com/los-del-patio/

Los del Patio

Los del Patio is a quaint little place in the Casco Antiguo which contains several boutiques and an art gallery.  You can find one of a kind handmade jewelry, unique art work, and even take art classes from the talented artisans. http://cascoviejo.com/los-del-patio/

More Art in the Park

Panama is the home of many talented artists.  This is just a small sample of some of the artwork presented during the Festival Abierto in Parque Omar.

Art in the Park

Many times during the year Parque Omar is the venue for many popular art exhibits.  One of these is Festival Abierto, recently celebrated during the month of March.  

Sunday Flea Market

Once a month on Sundays you can visit the Flea Market in Plaza Catedral.  Check out the bargains, have a bite to eat, or just watch the people go by.http://cascoviejo.com/flea-market-food-fair/  http://www.panamanotes.com/2009Notes/index_files/a8d2216ca9c9b2f17208bfa9a166956e-17.html

Street Art

Casco Antiguo is also known as San Felipe.  In this area of town you can admire the street art painted by many local artists.