3:00 PM15:00

The Children’s Art Foundation streams film The Chorus at the Bellas Artes

The Children’s Art Foundation streams film The Chorus at the Bellas Artes on Sunday, March 11th

Come and join us on Sunday at 3 pm in the Auditorium of Bellas Artes for a Wine & Cheese reception and Silent Art Auction benefiting the Literacy Through Art program for underprivileged children of San Miguel.

At 5 pm we proudly feature The Chorus (The Choristes, 2004), an amazing award winning film shown at the Berlin film festival in 2004.  It emphasizes the  importance of art and nurturing in children. The Chorus, directed by Christophe Barratier,   is a drama inspired by the 1947 film A Cage of Nightingales (La Cage aux rossignols) by Jean Drévill. It narrates Pierre Morhange (Jacques Perrin) childhood memories, when he attended a dreary boarding school. During this period, little Pierre has the fortune to encounter with Clément Mathieu (Gérard Jugnot), the new music teacher, who inspires Pierre’s life by teaching him the hidden musical talents that he has while attempting to change the reactionary policies of the school ran by the strict headmaster Rachin (Francois Berléand). Listed as top 10 Best movies ever released.

Enjoy an evening filled with marvelous artwork, fun, and a beautiful film with music from Bruno Coulais (Coraline, The Crimson Rivers).

Tickets: 300p/400p or donation.

(Available at Juan’s Café  or  Bellas Artes at the door)

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Annual "Little Picasso" Art program at Rosewood (3rd week)

Under Summer Activities:

The Annual "Little Picasso" Art program at Rosewood will begin its third week on Monday, July 24th.

Cynthia Hamilton, artist in San Miguel, well known for her encaustic art, also the owner and founder of the "Once Upon My Pillow", an amazing eco-friendly business, had joined a roster of notable artists who spent a day with the Picasso budding artists at Rosewood.

Hamilton 's mission is to upcycle material that has been thrown away to give it a new life with art. She founded "Once Upon My Pillow" using silk, cotton and cashmere material from a vintage wardrobe, turning customer's old shirts or tweed jackets into lovely elegant cushions.

Last week she worked with our children in the Picasso program to upcycle ugly Havana cigar boxes into adorable cherished adornment.

The Children's Art Foundation has had the support of many great artists. In the past, we had Toller Cranston, Merry Calderoni, Juan Ezcurdia and recently Richard Trumbull, Ezshwan Wilding, who inspired the children with their unique art techniques.

Children from Shanghai, Paris, London, New York, San Francisco, Berkeley, and Mexico have had a great time and left with the fond experience of San Miguel.

Our Upcoming workshop schedule is below:

Week 3: July 24-28
Week 4: July 31-Aug 4
Week 5: Aug 7-11
(Mon-Friday from 10AM-1PM)
• Fees: $165 US/ week per child (All materials and snack included )

TO REGISTER: please contact us at:

Thank you for your support of the Children's Art Foundation (CAF) A.C.

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11:30 AM11:30

Toller Cranston Inspires School Children with Mural Work

Witness a genius at work. From the Aurora Bridge, across from the art center Fabrica La Aurora, you can see the art activities begin on the blank walls at Escuela Ignacio Allende. Well know international artist and resident of San Miguel, Toller Cranston, will weave his magic with 40 school children and inspire them to create four mural arts for posterity. You are welcome to witness the historic process from the bridge.

The event is part of the Children’s Art Foundation’s Art and Literacy program, seeking to inspire school children age 6 to 12, to discover their innate talent and reach their full potential through Art. It seeks to provide a creative way to enhance the literacy of children. Their words and their imagination find life on paper, canvases and schools murals. The Foundation inspires our youth. It puts brushes and pencils, paper and paints into the hands of children, so their hopes and dreams can find voice.  It also takes art and artists some of Mexico’s very best to the schools and villages all around San Miguel so children can observe the creative process and bring it into their lives. And, it holds exhibits of the work of these children at the Bellas Artes, one of the most prominent art institutions in Mexico, for their work to be noticed at the most creative moment in their lives.  We hope you will enjoy the creative event and support the work of The Children’s Art Foundation.

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7:00 PM19:00

Benefit Concert – Gil Gutierrez and Gabriel Hernandez

A night to remember - A passion that turns Music into Art

A sensational benefit concert will rock the Teatro Angela Peralta on Tuesday September 23rd with two world class musicians: Gil Gutierrez and Gabriel Hernandez starting at 7 pm.

Gil Gutiérrez from Oaxaca is a master virtuoso Mexican guitarist and composer. He has played Carnegie Hall in New York and with symphony orchestras in the United States. The world class guitarist has has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington D.C. and to a crowd of 10,000 people at Millennium Park, Chicago.

Gabriel Hernandez was born in Camaguey Cuba and began his music studies at age 7 in the conservatory “Luis Casas Romero” in Camaguey, Cuba. Hernandez appeared at international jazz festivals such as Montreux, Montreal, Jamboree (Poland), London Jazz Fest, Jazz Fest Ottawa, as well as concerts in Budapest, Madrid, Guadalupe Islands, Martinique and Moscow.

It is the first fund raising concert for the Children’s Art Foundation to help fulfill many kids’ dreams: This coming Fall they are ready to paint the biggest schools’ murals ever!

Murals are permanent art works which adorn the school for many years to come where the kids will be proud to come back and show off to their own future generation. The support of musical greats Gil Gutierrez and Gabriel Hernandez will match the donation from the San Miguel Community Church and the children from three colonias Ejido de Tirado, San Luis Rey and Guadalupe will now have a chance to paint the very first murals in their communities. The three mural projects begin in the Fall and will be completed by Christmas 2014.

Your concert tickets also include a chance to win some great raffle prizes:

  • Prize 1: Breakfast for two at beautiful Lavenda restaurant value 300p
  • Prize 2: Three CD Collection of great music by Gil Gutierrez value 600p
  • Prize 3: An original painting by the international, renowned artist, Olympic champion skater, Toller Cranston. Value 20,000p.

When you purchase the tickets make sure you include an email on the ticket voucher as all Raffle Winners will be contacted.

May you win the lovely raffle prizes above but more importantly, how the children in marginal communities of San Miguel will benefit from your generous support? They will now have a chance to fulfill their dreams of painting a mural for posterity. Like Leonardo da Vinci and his famous mural work.

Gil Gutierrez and Gabriel Hernandez in Concert Tuesday September 23 at 7:00 PM

Teatro Angela Peralta.

Ticket: 100p, 250p, 350p.

On Sale at Teatro Angela Peralta, Biblioteca (Tienda) and La Conexion (Aldama#3).

On sale now until show day - Tuesday Sept 23rd.

Thank You!


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Awards Ceremony

The Bellas Artes will host the Children’s Art Awards Ceremony February 22th, 2014 at 5pm- 8pm.

Please save the date. Thank you!

Para todos los padres, maestros y participantes del concurso de Arte: Debido a una inesperada e importante renovación arquitectónica en el Instituto Bellas Artes, la tan esperada Ceremonia de Premiación de la Fundación de Arte de los Niños ha sido pospuesta del 16 de Noviembre a una nueva fecha: 22 de Febrero, 2014.

Por favor tomen nota del cambio y háganselo saber a los niños que esperan asistir a este evento:


Sábado 22 de Febrero, 2014

5:00 a 8:00 pm

En Bellas Artes, Hernández Macías 75

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2:00 PM14:00

2nd Annual Contemporary Art Auction

Due to several overlapping events in February, we have changed the date of our auction to Sunday Feb 9th at 2-5pm at the Rosewood Hotel. 

We hope you will able to join us at this exciting art attend event on the new date. This year it will be a lively LIVE auction in the Rosewood Grand Ballroom: 

  • Reception/ Preview artwork: 2:00 PM
  • Live Auction: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Our guests will have a chance to collect many valuable art works by some of the most important artists of Mexico in San Miguel, and see the fabulous “Faberge” eggs painted by the Children in Toller Cranston’s art studio  and at great prices.

We promise a great time to be had: A great entertaining M.C, live Cubana Music in the outdoor area, fine wine, fantastic hors d’oeuvres, you will have a great time. Besides a feast for the eyes with wonderful art.

If you are passionate about contemporary art and desire a priceless work of your beloved artists, as original and exceptional as you are, then Celebrate with us!

The Contemporary Art Auction at Rosewood San Miguel de Allende is ready to fulfill your dreams


  • Alejandro Santiago
  • Francisco Toledo
  • Rufino Tamayo
  • Arnaldo Coen
  • Manuel Felguerez
  • Rafael Coronel
  • Pedro Coronel
  • Arturo Rivera
  • Jose Luis Cuevas
  • Ricardo Martinez
  • Pedro Friedeberg
  • Vladimir Cora
  • Jose Garcia Ocejo
  • Alberto Castro Lenero
  • Marilo Carral
  • Bea Aaronson
  • Beatriz Castana
  • Mary Breneman
  • Leonard Brooks
  • Merry Calderoni
  • Santiago Corral
  • Toller Cranston
  • Margarette Dawit
  • Marcia Dworkin
  • Stephen Eaker
  • Ernesto de la Pena Folch
  • Laura Honse
  • Alejandro Rivera Leal
  • Peter Leventhal
  • Jose Ignacio Maldonado
  • Ronald Mallory
  • Keith Miller
  • Terra Mizwa
  • Russell Monk
  • William Martin
  • Alejandra Mendoza
  • Marion Perlet
  • David Vazquez
  • Josefina Temin
  • Ezshwan Winding
  • Michael Wiebach

Access available to international collectors through the absentee bidding process.

Benefit the Children’s Art Foundation (CAF)

Sunday February 9th 2014 from 2 to 5 pm at Rosewood San Miguel.

We believe Art is the vehicle to transform lives for many talented and underprivileged children.

To help support our Literacy Through Art for children in the new schools, a major Contemporary Art Auction is held annually at the Rosewood.

Please save the date!

To receive the auction catalogue (20US/ 250pesos) in January please contact us on the Children’s Art Foundation website.

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One Hundred and One Kids Art Exhibit


PRESIDENCIA Plaza Principal – Canal 8- Centro 

Grand Opening Thursday April 4th (6-8pm)

For The Love of Children…

It is our hope that together we can continue nurturing the artistic talent in the youth of San Miguel. We hope you will take a moment to visit the Children’s special exhibit from April 4th to 30th, 2013.

Founded in 2010 CAF was launched with a city-wide art contest for children between the ages of 5 and 12. It is now an annual tradition. Each April after Easter hundreds children from local schools, public and private, in the city and out in the campo communities were invited to participate. Over 1000 free canvases were given to these aspiring artists. Their submissions were then evaluated by ten qualified judges with emphasis on creativity, Forty artwork were selected and awards granted during a recognition ceremony at the prestigious Teatro Angela Peralta. It was truly an outstanding success and an inspiration for children who love art.

Children’s Art Foundation publishes a book every year entitled ‘Creative Children of San Miguel” which features these 40 best works in art and story writing exemplifying the creativity of children who, in some cases, never thought to pick up a pencil or brush to express themselves.

This year the foundation is hosting its 4th annual art contest beginning April 1 to 30th 2013 and with the support of the town, we will celebrate the wonderful creativity of the children of the last three years in the first exhibit in San  Miguel by children titled  
“One hundred and one kids in the Art” 
Special Art Exhibit by  San Miguel Artists  who support kids art.  
Hannah Jarmain, founder of the foundation invited several generations of artists of  San Miguel to exhibit and help celebrate the Children’s Day this year.  Please enjoy the incredible energy and the unique talent of each of the artists who contribute to the vibrancy, diversity and richness of our community.

The 101 kids in the Art ( Ciento Un Ninos en el Arte) is a show not to be missed Free Art Workshops for children in April:  For two weekends in April, to celebrate Children’s Day, free art classes will be offered by the Children’s Art Foundation , supported by the town of San Miguel to hundreds of creative youngsters at the Presidencia courtyard ( next to the Police Station on Canal)
(April 20-21 and April 27-28  from 10am to 4pm)

To register please contact: 121 0582 or email:
Art Education in the campo:  The foundation has reached out to surrounding villages to provide classes with instruction in art to the neediest children in the outskirt of  San Miguel. The children receive instruction from qualified local art teachers under the direction of Ernesto de la Pena Folch, the Foundation’s director. The inspiring Folch was Director of the Bellas Artes of San Miguel de Allende , a prestigious federal cultural institution  dedicated to the principle of enriching the lives of children through art.

The Children’s Art Foundation of San Miguel :




 Plaza Principal- Canal 8 – Centro
 Inauguración 4 de Abril (6-8 pm)
 Para los Niños que aman el arte… Es nuestra esperanza que juntos podamos continuar nutriendo el talento artístico en la Juventud de San Miguel . Nosotros esperamos se tome el momento de visitar la Exhibicion de los Niños en dia Jueves 4 al 30 de Abril de ano 2013.
 Fundada en 2010, la CAF se inició con un concurso de arte en toda la ciudad para los niños entre las edades de 5 y 12 años. Ya es una tradición anual. En mes de abril después de Pascua cientos de niños de las escuelas locales, públicas y privadas, en la ciudad y en las comunidades de Campo fueron invitados a participar. Más de 1000 lienzos libres se les dio a estos aspirantes artistas. Sus presentaciones fueron evaluadas por diez jueces calificados, con énfasis en la creatividad,  se seleccionaron cuarenta obras y otorgó premios durante una ceremonia de reconocimiento en el prestigioso Teatro Ángela Peralta. Realmente fue una inspiración para los niños que aman el arte. Fundación de Arte Infantil publica un libro cada año lleva por título “Niños creativos de San Miguel”, que presenta estos obras de arte y la historias que ejemplifica la creatividad de los niños que, en algunos casos, nunca se pensó para tocar un lápiz o un pincel para expresarse .
Este año, la fundación está celebrando su 4 concurso anual de arte a partir 01 al 30  de abril de 2013 y con el apoyo de la Presidencia, vamos a celebrar la maravillosa creatividad de los niños de los últimos años en una exposición especial.
Exposición de arte de los artistas que apoyen el arte niños. 
Hannah Jarmain, fundador de la fundación invitó a varias generaciones de artistas de San Miguel para exponer y ayudar a celebrar el Día del Niño este año. Por favor, disfrutar de la increíble energía y el talento único de cada uno de los artistas que contribuyen a la vitalidad, la diversidad y la riqueza de nuestra comunidad.
 “Ciento Un Niños en el Arte” es un espectáculo que no debe perderse.
04 al 30 de abril, 2013 – Inauguracion 4 de abril  al 6- 8 pm
Talleres gratuitos de arte para niños en abril:  Durante dos fines de semana de abril, para celebrar el Día del Niño, clases gratuitas de arte será ofrecido por la Fundación de Arte de los Niños, con el apoyo de la Presidencia a cientos de jóvenes  en el patio de Presidencia (junto a la Estación de Policía en Canal)
(Abril 20-21 y abril 27 a 28 de 2013: (10 a.m.4 p.m.)
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  Educación Artística en el campo: La fundación se ha acercado a los pueblos vecinos para dar clases con instrucción en el arte de los niños más necesitados. Los niños reciben instrucción de maestros calificados de arte con la dirección de Ernesto de la Peña Folch, director de la Fundación. El Folch inspirador fue director de Bellas Artes de San Miguel de Allende, una prestigiosa institución cultural federal dedicada al principio de enriquecer nuestras vidas a través del arte.  - 

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BMW Event

BWM event with Children’s Art Foundation – San Miguel de Allende

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Feed the Hungry Event

Feed The Hungry Event with Children’s Art Foundation of San Miguel de Allende.

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