This month’s recipient of Sayulita Life’s $5,000 donation went toward Ser Su Voz’s initiative to create a mural on the bridge/boardwalk near Villa Amor Hotel. Ser Su Voz Sayultia A.C. is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to protect Sayulita’s environment and create projects or initiatives to continually improve the safety and health of our ecology, and bring environmental awareness and care to our Sayulita community. Sayulita Life’s donation went directly toward helping to pay the artist of the mural himself, Emiliano Alvaro, from Guadalajara.
Costa Verde International School in Sayulita holds a fundraiser once a year with the sole mission being to raise funds for scholarships for about half of the local Sayulita children who attend the school, in order to help assist them in their educational pursuits. The annual fundraiser is in its thirteenth year, and each year gets better, more fun, and is a night to remember that becomes the talk of the town! This year’s theme is “Studio 54”- so get out your disco boots and check out this article to read more about the school’s scholarship program, the importance of the fundraiser, and how you can get your tickets to ensure you don’t miss any of the action!
Sayulita is known for being a community full of artists and creativity everywhere you look. We see this all over our town, in our vibrancy, our decorations on the streets, the murals painted on walls, and even our stores. One of those in particular that stands out, is Areias Leather. Areias Leather in Sayulita makes specialty accessories and beautiful hand-crafted jewelry pieces out of high-end leather. Each piece is handmade, and therefore one-of-a-kind. The owners, Sandra and Amaranta, tell me more about their custom creations.
If you’ve been to Playa Los Muertos in Sayulita recently, you’ve probably noticed the beautiful new mural that is painted on the archway as you enter the graveyard and head towards the beach. Created for and inspired by the recent Dia de Muertos Holiday this last November of 2019. The young artist behind the magical creation, Jensen Hasburgh, tells me more about the project, as well as about her art in general here in Sayulita.
Sayulita Wine Shop has been serving and selling delicious imported and local wines to Sayulita, as well as offering fun wine tasting events, lovingly known as “Wine Wednesdays.” Now, with some recent changes and new services added to their repertoire, Sayulita Wine Shop is even better equipped to provide you with all of your wine needs in Sayulita. Owners Gisela and Calixto explain some of their new offerings and events.
This month’s recipient of Sayulita Life’s $5,000 donation is SayuParke. SayuParke is a park and space where our community’s children can feel safe while playing and having fun, away from the busy crowds of the plaza or Sayulita streets. Run strictly by volunteers and through the efforts of many local parents in the area, SayuParke is often in need of donations and local support in order to maintain and improve its play structures and overall site maintenance.
Sayulita Life’s $5,000 donation helped in purchasing a brand new, safe, and well-constructed slide for one of the play structures in the park, which the park desperately needed after the old one broke, and the temporary ladder rotted after some heavy rains.
The old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” still rings true today and stands the test of time for a reason. Photos have the magical and beautiful ability to preserve memories, tell a story, or capture moments that are fleeting; in essence, photos make all aspects of this impermanent life, permanent. Jenn Farmer, professional photographer in Sayulita, offers a wide range of photography services, whether you are a local business that needs brand photos, or you are visiting Sayulita and you want something to remember your time here, or you’re a family that wants to capture your love and moments together. Jenn is extremely experienced and very talented at what she does; I talk with Jenn and she tells me more about her passion for photography and the types of photos she has the most expertise in.
Art has the unique ability to transcend us into alternate realities and spaces; it can tell stories, remind us of our past or of loved ones, and can open our eyes and inspire us to see something we’ve never thought or dreamed of before. In essence, art creates a shared connection.
In Sayulita, we are lucky to have a thriving community of diverse artists, and our beautiful, colorful pueblo magico truly reflects this sentiment, as it is normal to see bright, vivid paintings all over town. Antonio Hernandez is a local muralist, whose stunning work you’ve probably already seen on Sayulita’s walls and buildings. I speak with Antonio, and he tells me about himself and his passion for painting murals in Sayulita.
Tim B. Photography in Sayulita specializes in helping businesses gain more online attention in Google searches through Google Maps / Street Views and Virtual Tours, thus contributing to more online visits, more sales, and more profits for those businesses. His passion for both technology and the artistry of photography combine to make him a skilled and unique photographer in the area that can help boost the success of a business. I talked with Tim about his background, his passion for photography, his expertise in Google Maps and Virtual Tours, and how this could help a local business’s success.
This month’s recipient of the Sayulita Life $5,000 donation is the Mar y Vida camp, run and organized by the local organization El Centro Creativo.
The Mar y Vida camp is a five day camp for local youth, to be held on July 1st, 2019, through July 5th. The camp includes five days of fun, exploratory and learning based activities, such as art, surfing, and science experiments. I spoke with Risa Machuca, one of the leaders of the camp, about the Mar y Vida experience, and how Sayulita Life’s donation will help impact and benefit the camp and the local youth attending.