Artists in Todos Santos galore! Our pueblo is an artist haven, home to more than 31 artists, with many art galleries to explore around town. The arts are a distinct aspect of what makes Todos Santos a special community. Todos Santos is home to painters, sculptors, photographers and muralists. Also, it has plein air painters, jewelers, printmakers, mixed media artists, potters, welders, and woodturners. Made up of Todos natives, mainland Mexicans and expats from all over the globe, the Todos Santos Arts community is an eclectic bunch. The artists are constantly evolving and offering visitors a unique body of vibrant and inspired work. Baja is their haven for a creative life!
Artist and gallery owner, Jill Logan, is on the main street of town near the Hotel California. Logan creates a variety of work in various mediums such as oils, silver leaf and 22K gold. Her sensual landscape work is colorful, her broken tile murals, bold and her abstract canvases, tactile. The driving force behind her exploration of color, form and emotion is to reproduce the pure essence of her subject matter. For passionate art collectors or casual viewers, Logan sells her original works on canvas and prints on paper. While wandering the multiple rooms of the Jill Logan Gallery, you can often watch Jill at work in her cozy studio space on the backside of the building.
Galeria de Todos Santos – Featuring Michael Cope & Erick Ochoa
Galeria de Todos Santos, is located right in the heart of the historic district, on the corner of Juarez and Topete. Well-known local artists Michael Cope and Erick Ochoa own and operate the gallery. Both Cope and Ochoa are dedicated, prolific painters and a gallery staple. At the gallery, you will encounter the artists on a personal level, either through their powerful canvases or by observing them directly at work! The fifteen artists the gallery represents hail from Mexico and the United States, offering viewers a look at both contemporary and traditional artwork. Enjoy the diverse mediums and styles – from figurative to abstraction, impressionism to landscapes. In short, you’ll find something for everyone to enjoy.
La Sonrisa de La Muerte
For printmaking, make sure to stop in at La Sonrisa de La Muerte on the street called Militar. The 17 artists on view come primarily from Mexico – Oaxaca, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Baja California Sur and Michoacan. Select from an eclectic array of subject matter such as fantastical animals and lucha libres, as well as calaveras and historical, Mexican figures. The technically skilled prints on display make it a must stop tourist destination for anyone looking to take home an authentic piece of Todos Santos. They are reasonably priced and small enough to fit in a suitcase!
In sum, a stroll through town to explore and discover the galleries that line the historic center will not disappoint. Add it to your list of activities during your trip to Todos Santos.
Check out a few past blog posts to learn more about Todos Santos Artists: