Art Cuenca
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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.
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helen_s51
Peterborough161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Couples
We got to see three artists - all very different, all with very desirable works and all very welcoming. It's amazing that there is so much talent in a small city like Cuenca and that Sonia Punin who runs ArtCuenca has somehow got them all so available to people like us - not experts, not rich but very very interested. There's no pressure from anyone to buy - the pressure comes from your own desire to own some of these beautiful or challenging items!!! And yes ... we now do!
Written December 2, 2013
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Michael K
Canada82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
Art Cuenca promotes local artists, organizes arts tour and has an annual Art Extravaganza in the fall of each year promoting about 20 local artists. It no longer has a formal showroom, however it is the organization to contact for local art tours.
In Cuenca, most art galleries and museums and the symphony are free.
Cuenca is very much a city of Culture!!
Written July 29, 2013
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Coencana
Cuenca, Ecuador2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Solo
If you want to get an overview of the best artists in Cuenca be sure to join one of ArtCuenca's frequent tours. It is very hard to see some of this work on your own because many artists have studios and or galleries in their homes. Sonia, the tour guide, will bring you inside to see and experience so much that would otherwise be hidden from view. A native-born Cuencana who has studied in the US, Sonia is very knowlegable about the local arts and artesania and will enrich the experience of the tour by giving you the historical background that gives context to the contemporary artists' work.

If you have a special interest in painting, ceramic, jewelry making, textiles, dance or music ArtCuenca can arrange a special tour to suit. They cover both the plastic and lively arts and when it comes to culture in Cuenca, no other tour service compares. Oh, and be sure to stop by their gallery to see examples of the best of the best!

By the way, I have lived in Cuenca for nearly 5 years, have gone on many of these tours, and plan to enjoy many more as there is always a newly discovered artist or new work from artists I already know to see. Highly recomended!
Written May 22, 2013
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Karen S
Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Couples
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...
Written March 6, 2013
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martha111
Edmonton, Canada163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
In 2015 were on the Galápagos Islands and fell in love with an iguana sculpture but did not buy it.
A couple of weeks later we we walking the Rio Tomebamba by Broken Bridge when we spotted the same iguana. We were fortunate to meet Miguel at that time and went back to his gallery and purchased one. It has a prominent place in our home in Canada.
This year we returned to Cuenca and visited Miguel in his new gallery on Calle Larga and purchased one of his fantasy bicycle sculptures. His work is so unique and special. We may just have to come back next year to see what he has created.
Written February 18, 2016
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kathycrawford3
Santa Barbara, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
This tour of artists in Cuenca was the highlight of our trip. Our guide, Sonia, is knowledgeable, passionate about art, friendly, and speaks English. She took us to the studios/homes of Eduardo Segovia and his lovely wife, Alberta Soriano and Maite Eusebio del Carpio (husband and wife - both artists), Miguel Illescas, and an art cooperative called Galeria of the Puente Roto. Segovia is a talented and prolific ceramacist, Soriano and Euebio del Carpio are Peruvian painters, and Illescas creates sculptures and wall hangings using metal and other materials. All make a living from their art and are world class artists. They warmly welcome people into their homes and studios and seem to enjoy explaining their art and what inspires them. They represent their country and their art in a passionate, intimate manner. A great tour!
Written April 27, 2013
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Hannah M
London, UK16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Friends
We had a private tour to 5 different artists and wanted to buy everything we saw! Sonia (the guide) is so friendly and knowledgeable and meeting the artists is such a unique experience. We bought an iguana from Miguel Illescas and every time i look at it i remember the tour and watching him make other pieces. There is something for everyone's budget, right down to a few dollars. Highly recommended! Thank you Art Cuenca!
Written April 25, 2013
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Castles-in-Cuenca
Cuenca, Ecuador51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Friends
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.
Written March 18, 2013
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UtahJulie
Sandy, UT15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Friends
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!!!
Written March 8, 2013
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Pamela F
Cuenca2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Friends
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!!!!!
Written March 8, 2013
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