Art With Me is Tulum’s very first Art’s and Ecoculture festival. Presented by TANE in 2018, the four day, five night event is returning to the waterfront town of Tulum, Mexico. The four-day event is a boutique community driven festival that uses art as a platform to inspire change and personal growth; aiming to elevate the mind, body and planet. Over 100 art exhibits, large scale installations, interactive art experiences and more make up the unique event.
“Celebrating Tulum’s delicate ecology through culture, art and music.”
The 2019 theme is “Change Starts With Me” – focusing improving ourselves to help build a sustainable future for all to enjoy. The first phase line-up has been announced and features a number of impressive international artists and musical acts. The festival will showcase a diverse range of exhibits from various local and international artists; such as Mexican surrealist artist and designer Pedro Friedberg. Everyone from large-scale installation artists to street artists, painters, sculptors and more will be showcased at Art With Me.
The musical program features a diverse group of performers including acclaimed vocalist, filmmaker and humanitarian Michael Franti. Live performances from Jan Blomqvist, Monolink, RicoLoop and KMLN are among the many talented musical acts on the line-up.
Art With Me Festival takes place in the Mexican city of Tulum. The event is held throughout the entire town, including the beaches and jungles of Tulum.
Located in the heart of Quintana Roo, Mexico, there are many ways to get to the city of Tulum. The nearest major airport is Cancun International Airport, located just under two hours north of Tulum; however, many smaller airports are located around the area. A number of bus services and private transfers are available from surrounding major cities such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen.
Upon arrival in Tulum, the easiest way to get around is by Taxi. Walking or renting bikes is recommended when exploring the town. During the event, shuttles will also be running daily between the various Art With Me Locations; and are included in your festival pass.
Located in the southernmost tip of the Riviera Maya, there are countless accomodation options ranging from budget friendly hostels to stunning beachfront villas. Explore nearby hotels, airbnbs and more below.
A range of eco-conscious partner hotels and accomodations are also available for those travelling to the event. Hotels participating in Art With Me include Azulik, BeTulum and Mi Amor Boutique Hotel and Spa. Rooms are reserved for April 24-28 and bookings can be made directly through email or phone. Explore the full list of participating hotels and accomodations here.
The stunning Mayan town of Tulum is filled with exciting attractions and activities for the whole family to enjoy. You absolutely cannot leave Tulum without visiting the Cenotes. The unique underground reservoir of water occurs naturally throughout Mexico; with over 6000 cenotes discovered in the Yucatan. Amongst the hundreds of Cenotes that can be found in Tulum, popular ones include Gran Cenote, Cenote Calavera and Cenote Naharon. The clear-water underground pools are perfect for swimming and snorkelling.
Tulum is also known for their ancient archaeological sites, displaying ancient Mayan ruins. The ruins are located on the edge of a cliff, overlooking the Caribbean ocean and is also the perfect viewpoint to catch a sunrise.
If you want participate in water activities and gain a certification, while continuing to help preserve Mexico’s environment and wildlife, check out the various ecotourism options available. Learn to dive and gain your PADI scuba diving certification in Cancun and participate in a marine conservation project at the same time!
Centred around seven core pillars, Art With Me is filled with plenty to see and do for everyone to enjoy. Here’s Rad’s Art With Me bucket list, featuring the three pillars you definitely should add to your schedule for the ultimate experience.
Eat With Me – A range of Mexico’s top chefs will be invited to showcase their innovative menus. Make sure to indulge in a unique dining experience at some of the best restaurants in town! You can also explore the exclusive pop-ups, which will be hosted throughout the beach, jungle and town pavilions.
Breathe With Me – The specially curated wellness program will feature a variety of traditional Mexican experiences. Take in the ultimate authentic cultural experience with Mayan clay ceremonies, plant medicine healing, drum circles, workshops and more!
Care With Me – With solid waste being a continuously big problem in Tulum, Art With Me is developing a waste management program to minimise the environmental impact of trash. After an incredible and insightful week in paradise, take the pledge and help protect Tulum’s beautiful beaches and jungles.
The next edition of Art With Me will take place from April 24-28, 2019.
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