The popular free English, Malecón Sculpture Tours started thirteen years ago by Galeria Pacifico’s owner, Gary Thompson, will resume next week for a fourteenth season, starting on Tuesday, November 19th and continuing weekly until mid-April.
The Morning Malecón Sculpture Tours begin at 9:30 am with a meetup at the Millennium sculpture next to the Hotel Rosita at the north end of the Malecón, starting with an explanation of that sculpture by its creator, Mathis Lidice.
The one and a half hour morning tour then heads south along the Malecón and ends at Galería Pacífico, just 100 feet up from the chair and bench sculptures on the Malecón created by the internationally famous artist from Guadalajara, Alejandro Colunga. The gallery provides complimentary beverages to participants following the tour.
Galería Pacífico also sponsors free Sunset Malecón Sculpture Tours led by Gary Thompson. These resume on Thursday, November 21st, and continue weekly until mid-April. They are offered each Thursday at 6:00 pm starting on Thursday, November 21st, with a meetup at Galería Pacífico’s (174 Aldama). From there, the tours move southward to Lazaro Cardenas Park and the adjacent Demetro Galería where sculptor Jim Demetro talks about his three sculptures passed in route as well as two others nearby. His gallery also provides complimentary beverages and snacks to tour participants.
Both of these free tours accept donations in support of our local nonprofit library and cultural center, Biblioteca Los Mangos. This vital institution receives no state or federal funding and minimal financial support from the municipality. To continue thriving, it relies on donations. A representative of the library is present at the end of the tours to explain their institution’s activities and accept donations.