Artist Retreats & Residencies in Mexico

In 1995, I spied a piece of folk art hidden away on a dusty shelf in the back room of a souvenir shop in Cozumel, Mexico. The art was signed with the artist’s name, and also the name of the village near Oaxaca City, Mexico, where it was made.

In that moment, I made two decisions: to buy the art, and then get to the village where it was made. That’s how I ended up first visiting Oaxaca in 2000, and then making it my home after many visits and extended stays.

Oaxaca is ideal for artists in so many ways. I’ve created the space I always wished existed when I was visiting here.

Art House Oaxaca

Art House Oaxaca is located in right in the historic center, within a few minutes walks to all of the sights. You’ll find a safe and comfortable place to live and create, with a secret gardens behind a tall wall, and shared gathering and studio spaces.

There are five rooms for rent, each with their own private entrance and bathroom. Rooms have a king-size bed that can be changed into two individual beds for roommates. Minimum booking is 6 nights, with discounts for longer stays of several weeks or months.

We have ample workshop space here and at our cafe and gallery, for visiting teachers who want to teach workshops or bring their groups for cultural tours. Accommodations host 10 people, double occupancy.

It is my great love to share the art, food and culture of Oaxaca with friends and visitors from around the world.

10 Responses to Artist Retreats & Residencies in Mexico

  1. America August 23, 2017 at 9:30 pm #

    Hello my name is America Martin

    I am a los Angeles based fine artist / painter sculptor

    I am looking for help in locating a cooperative of embroideries in or around Oaxaca
    that i can personally fund for one month

    I am working on a anthropological / fine art exhibition
    celebrating artists and their craft with creating wall hangings of my design

    i wish to find a group of skilled embroidery artists
    and work with them in making several large scale wall hangings

    i would film much of the process
    and have the video be part of the final exhibition
    part of the proceeds would go to a continuing fund to support the community

    Is there anyone who could help me find such a community ?
    such a village?
    so that this dream happen

    I appreciate any leads or help

    Thank you in advance for your time

    America Martin
    c. 310.292.7583
    s. 213.381.5505

    • Lisa Sonora August 25, 2017 at 9:05 am #

      Hi America – I have some ideas for you and will email you.

  2. Jo March 2, 2017 at 9:56 pm #

    Hi Lisa. Where are the details posted regarding room rates? Thank you.

  3. Kathy Dickerson January 18, 2017 at 9:26 am #

    I am very interested in your day if the dead week in 2017. Is it possible to extend my stay by three or for days past the workshop? If so what would be the cost of lodging?
    Thank you
    P.s. I was in Oaxaca in December and fell in love with the place

    • Lisa Sonora January 19, 2017 at 8:44 am #

      Yes, Kathy – let me check the calendar and email you directly. There is discounted lodging available for all workshop attendees. 🙂

  4. Michelle Fletcher October 4, 2016 at 6:02 pm #

    Can’t wait Lisa to see the details of this space of your..adore Oaxaca and suspect I will you as well ~

  5. teri gunderson December 12, 2015 at 7:59 pm #

    hola, I have a friend from California that is thinking of coming to Oaxaca next Dec. She wonders if you are at all close to me. I live in the 5 Senores area.

  6. Lutzia December 11, 2015 at 1:50 am #

    Hi Lisa
    How do we find out about costs and availability – sounds like a fabulous opportunity.
    Warm regards

    • Lisa Sonora December 11, 2015 at 3:17 pm #

      Lutzia – I’ll be posting all of the details very soon! Thanks for your interest.

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