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Puerto Peñasco has artistic sparkle and influence

Puerto Peñasco, a city where the sea and the desert come together is a very active area culturally, with lots of opportunities to grow in particular on the artistic side. The reason may be the Se of Cortez spectacular sunsets, the sea breeze or the beauty of the sand, the cultural diversity or the contrast of languages, all are good guesses because the list of possible reasons to be inspired artistically is growing constantly. Three people who contribute to the artistic community: the painter Brizio Toledo a native of Cuernavaca, an artist who has been working using his talent in this municipality for 11 years and who has been living in Sonora for 16 years. Also, Bill and Sue Miller, a married couple who discovered Puerto Peñasco about 5 years ago and were captured by
it, and who after they retired have been coming for a season from Idaho, United States at least once a year and they manufacture jewelry from things they find on the seaside.

The history of Toledo begins in 2001 when he lived with his family half an hour from Cuernavaca in a resort area where there is a lot of national tourism. As a sale strategy, he asked permission in restaurants to hang his paintings for sale to reach his kind of customers better. Then a client interested in his work offered him a job in Nogales, Sonora in 2002, and after that in 2006 came up the opportunity to move to Puerto Peñasco a place that seemed ideal because of its great tourists flow practically during the whole year to sale his art.

The tourists’ favorites

Since then, he has exhibited his art here and he uses oils and acrylics. The tourists’ favorites are his marine scenes, as well as the sunsets. Murals and small paintings are also part of his creation;
he does custom work and welcomes the customer’s requests. He continues using art techniques such as the abstract, surrealism, impressionism, etc. He paints realism the most and shows his art at the Mermaid’s Market in the Malecón, and at any other place the client may request. To speak to Brizio, please call from the USA by dialing: 011 52 1 (638) 103 5097 or look him up in Facebook, under his name. On the other hand, Bill and Sue Miller discovered Puerto Peñasco through the Family of God church when visiting it especially in the winter months. The idea of their business came from walks on the beach while they were collecting garbage and began to find many pieces of white, brown, light green and dark green glass. They discovered that it was “sea glass” which had been tumbled in the ocean for decades to get that polished or frosted look. When they saw the pretty shells and this type of glass, both next to each other, for Sue they really looked like jewelry, so they got the idea to put them together.

Team effort

This is a “team effort”. They pick the pieces and after washing and perforating them, they begin with the manufacturing combining them with materials such as stainless steel, and once the product is finished, it is sold at the Mermaid’s Market and at “Su Casa” store located on Rodeo Drive. Bill and Sue had told us that this has been a learning process, in which they had to use their creativity and be open to the customer’s tastes, who are mostly Americans and Canadians. Part of the attractiveness is that they are pieces from Mexico, from Puerto Peñasco, as well as it is recycling which is good for the environment.

Come visit soon!

So come visit Rocky Point and discover the closest beach town to Phoenix, Arizona, only about 60 miles south of the border.  And remember – after you visit, you’ll return frequently.  So, when that happens, remember Anchor Storage: the place to keep your things secure in Rocky Point.  It’s always easier to store your beach things, jet skis, and other large and small items than it is to haul them down time after time.

Thank you for reading Puerto Peñasco has artistic sparkle and influence, written by Greg Hixon.  Be sure to check out other posts here in the Anchor Storage blog.  You’ll uncover the many wonderful aspects of Rocky Point, Mexico, from blog posts like this.

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