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Fourth Annual SMART Festival Will Paint San Miguel with Art and Events

The fourth- annual SMART – the exciting and imaginative San Miguel de Allende art and design festival – will paint this jewel in the crown of colonial Mexico May 29 to 31, 2015 with exhibits of the works of hot contemporary artists, art tours in private homes, an art evening at historic Casa Dragones, cocktail parties, a DJ dance party and, for the first time, an art intervention in the streets and a marketplace of Mexican designer products.

The three co-founders of the festival – Hotel Matilda, Dos Casas and L’Otel – again are jointly sponsoring the three-day cultural happening. The three chic boutique hotels are offering a package that includes accommodations and all of the activities and events for $400 per night for two.

“This is a very special year for both Hotel Matilda and SMART, which in just a few years has become one of the most high-profile art festivals in Mexico,” said Hotel Matilda Director Bruce James. “Matilda is celebrating its 5th anniversary as an art-centered hotel and a key to our championing of leading contemporary artists has been our support of and participation in SMART.”

A number of noted contemporary artists will attending and exhibiting at SMART, from Amador Montes and Castro Leñero to Gonzalo Lebrija, Pedro Friedberg, Betsabee Romero and Boris Viskin.

At the Art Intervention, contemporary artists from throughout Mexico, working with vinyl, will fill San Miguel with spontaneous art work, and their creations will remain in the streets for a month.  The Art Experience by Casa Dragones, held at the 17th-century stables ofSan Miguel’s legendary Dragones cavalry, will feature the meteoric career of contemporary artist Danh Vo.  A pulsating dance party at Hotel Matilda will be orchestrated by an international DJ spinning exotic and sensual sounds.  Art aficionados will sip cocktails while viewing works in home of a private collector.  La Lonja – Edition SMA will be a two-day exhibition of products created by Mexican designers.

For more information:

Hotel Matilda:  855-MATILDA (855-628-4532),  info@hotelmatilda.com

Dos Casas:  (415) 152-0941,  info@doscasas.com.mx

L’Otel:  (210)-745-1457, reservations@l-otelgroup.com

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