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“Art Cuenca Is the Best Way to Meet Cuenca's Amazing Artists” 5 of 5 stars
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Art Cuenca
Simon Bolivar and Miguel Heredia, Cuenca, Ecuador
072828558
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Ranked #4 of 15 Shopping in Cuenca
Type: Art Galleries, Shopping
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Owner description: Visit the artists, artisans and designers of Cuenca. Art Cuenca can plan a great visit into the studios, galleries or shops to see the process and learn from them. You can also buy the art straight from the artists paying a good price. Also visit our gallery located on Bolivar and Miguel HerediaVisite artistas, artesanos y disenadores de Cuenca. Art Cuenca puede planear una visita a los estudios, galerias y talleres para ver el proceso y conocer mas sobre el mismo. Puede compara el arte directamente del autor, pagando un buen precio.Tambien puede visitar nuestra galeria ubicada en la Simon Bolivar y Miguel Heredia.
Cuenca, Ecuador
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“Art Cuenca Is the Best Way to Meet Cuenca's Amazing Artists”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Cuenca, Ecuador is the home of a number of artists with worldwide reputations, as well as many up-and-coming, highly talented painters, sculptors, ceramists, jewelry designers, and so on. Art Cuenca is a gallery in Cuenca's historic center, where frequently rotating exhibits of these artists are held. Art Cuenca also offers both private and group tours of the artists' workshops, conducted in fluent English. The owners of Art Cuenca are lovely, dedicated people, who are doing an excellent job of introducing residents and visitors to Cuenca's (remarkably affordable) artistic treasures.

Visited March 2013
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Sandy, Utah
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“Art Cuenca Private Tour is A MUST DO!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I was fortunate enough to join 2 friends who are now retired in Cuenca, on a private art tour a few days ago. What an AMAZING experience! Our guide, Sonia, has such a wonderful grasp of art history, the artists of Cuenca and the community. She is very bright, well spoken and speaks perfect English. What a joy to spend the afternoon at the studios of various artists who were delighted to meet us and show us around. Sonia has put together a wonderful gallery and a fabulous tour which will individualize for her clients. Visiting her gallery and taking her tour are both a must do in Cuenca!!!

Visited March 2013
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“Put on your list of things to do when in Cuenca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

A memorable experience. The lovely gallery, previews local artist and artisans, and offers an opportunity to see what the art community is all about. If you a wise enough to book a private or group tour, you will see a side of Cuenca that is not always visible. Sonia, is just the best. Her charming personality, along with her knowledge of the artists and artesians, is a perfect combination for a day of adventure. A must do!!!!!

Visited March 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Don't miss Art Cuenca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Art Cuenca is a unique experience, not only in Cuenca, but in any other city. The lovely little gallery promotes local artists and artisans of all types, many of whom are known around the world. But even more wonderful are the visits to artists' studios where you can see the artists at work. Sonia, who runs Art Cuenca, is well known in the artist community and arranges fun and exciting visits to the artists' workshops and galleries. Some visits are done as a group, but she can also arrange private visits. (The artists' studio visits do have a fee, but the gallery is free.) Sonia speaks fluent English and is a truly delightful and knowledgeable person, not only about art, but about the history and culture of Cuenca and Ecuador. Art Cuenca is a "do not miss" experience.

Visited February 2013
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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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“A must do in Cuenca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Sonia Punin's Art Cuenca is a must-do while in Cuenca. This is a full service experience that will not only provide an insight into the heart of the art community in Cuenca, she will also enlighten you with information about the history and culture of the country. The (free) gallery showcases local arts with new exhibitions monthly. Sonia also provides personalized visits to artists' studios and galleries upon request, tailored to your tastes. If you are lucky you might be able to enjoy one of her well planned, reasonably priced, group visits to 3 or 4 talented artists. On these visits you not only see a variety of great art you also get to meet the creators and see how the works are produced. Don't miss it...

Visited March 2013
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