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Baja Burros on Parade

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The largest public art exhibition in the history of Los Cabos & Baja California Sur
is November 25th, 2016!

Baja Burros on Parade is the collaboration of Pez Gordo Gallery, Snell Real Estate / Engel & Völkers Los Cabos, Ocean Blue Magazine and The Shoppes at Palmilla. This joint effort is an expression of their commitment to bringing unique family–oriented cultural programs to the Los Cabos community.

Baja Burros on Parade features:

• Fifteen locally made large-scale fiberglass donkeys painted by area artists.
• A Public Exhibition Inauguration at The Shoppes at Palmilla on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 6 – 8 pm.
• Public viewing for more than four months - November 25, 2016 through April 2017 along the walking corridor of The Shoppes at Palmilla.
• A Closing Charity Auction Event in April 2017 with 100% of the proceeds raised benefitting three local charitable organizations.

THE ARTISTS

Fifteen recognized Baja area artists have generously donated their talent and time to paint the fiberglass donkeys. Styles vary from colorful abstract designs to traditional Mexican naïve imagery to hyper-realistic motifs. Each donkey is a unique expression of the artist’s creativity and inspiration. The roster of artists participating include Hugo Aguilar, Gudmaro Aviles, Esther Burboa, Jaznum Fragoso, Liz Gonzalez, Pedro Gutierrez, Leticia Lebrija, Fernando Nafarrate, Karla Nieto, Hugo Ortega Lopez, Joaquin Pineda, Jennifer Power, Wilber Sanchez, Tanya Talamante, and Jim Williams.

THE CHARITY AUCTION

In April of 2017, the exhibition will end with a public reception and charity auction of the donkeys at The Shoppes at Palmilla. 100% of the proceeds raised at the auction will be donated to three charitable organizations that benefit the Los Cabos area. The organizations selected include Liga MAC, A.C., The Los Cabos Humane Society and The Boys and Girls Club of Los Cabos. We are grateful for all these groups provide the Los Cabos community and thrilled to be able to help support them.

THE HISTORY

Baja Burros on Parade was inspired by the success of Los Cabos’ first fiberglass sculpture exhibition, Fish Parade, which was held during the 2011-2012 high season at The Shoppes at Palmilla. Organized by Pez Gordo Gallery, this successful public exhibition raised more than $30,000 USD from the auction of the twelve fish sculptures. 100% of the monies raised in that auction were donated to Red Autismo, Liga MAC A.C., and The Los Cabos Humane Society. During the run of the exhibition more than 3,000 members of the community and tourists viewed the exhibition.