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By: Cesar Blanco Fajardo y Arianna McKinney, VozdeGuancaste -To establish an artistic and cultural meeting place. That’s the goal of the new Nosara Artisans group, which will host various activities including exhibitions, concerts, and dances, both to boost local talent as well as to bring a series of prominent artists to the district.

The first activity will be an art exhibition called Nosara Artisans Holiday Art Fair, which will take place on December 14th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gilded Iguana in Guiones.

During the afternoon, some 30 artisans will be selling art and handmade crafts, including works of pottery, wood, fabric, jewelry, paintings, etc., as well as food and drinks.

In the holiday spirit, Nosara Artisans and Gilded Iguana are teaming together to raise funds for Nosara Animal Care through the sale of art, holiday ornaments and ceramic pet tags.

The group was founded by Kristen Brousseau and Emma Kinsey, who specialize in ceramics. According to Englishman Paul Da Costa, one of the organizers, “We want to include all artistic disciplines such as music, art, design, dance, theater, among others, as well as marketing other events happening in the community, and to help promote Nosara as a cultural center.”

Da Costa indicated that the group intends to involve local artists, photographers and sculptors, among others. “We want to invite artists from outside of Nosara and therefore have some feedback from art organizations in San Jose. In the future it would be great for Nosara Artisans to sponsor local artists,” he concluded.