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San Jose del Cabo Art Walk: Drink Wine + Meet the Artists!

Sip wine. Nibble complimentary tapas from wandering restaurateurs. Admire artistic works at unique galleries.

And meet the artists.

Welcome to the San Jose del Cabo Art Walk!

It’s a delightful evening of strolling the historic art district in the Mexican town of San Jose del Cabo – and one of the best unique things to do in Los Cabos. Not to mention that it’s also free.

When planning your Cabo vacation, you won’t want to miss it!

Vacationers enjoying the San Jose del Cabo Art Walk
The Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo is a popular cultural event on Thursday evenings!

San Jose Del Cabo Art Walk

Every Thursday evening between November and June, dozens of art galleries stay open until 9:00 pm so visitors and locals can enjoy this popular free cultural event.

This Art Walk is one of the features that makes San Jose del Cabo different from Cabo San Lucas.

Many of the galleries are high-end fine art establishments.

Several also feature top Mexican works of art.

How can you not love these art galleries?

At the Cabo Art Walk, you can view everything from hand-painted pottery, Shona African sculptures, blown glass, contemporary oil paintings and handmade Chiapas textiles to jewelry.

You’ll even find sculptures made from 25-million-year-old amber.

San Jose del Cabo Art District

Learning more about the art

The Gallery District covers several blocks in the heart of San Jose del Cabo.

Here, you’ll find many fine art galleries showcasing original paintings, prints, jewelry, sculptures and other art works by local, national and international artists.

They’re sprinkled around a variety of equally fine restaurants in San Jose del Cabo.

The Gallery District Association created the Art Walk event to attract visitors to explore the areas further away from San Jose del Cabo’s main square.

The cobbled streets of the Gallery District were upgraded to make them more walkable and buildings were refurbished to make them more attractive.

Couple kiss in front of painting of two hearts at the Art Walk San Jose del Cabo
Art that inspires!

Since it started, the San Jose del Cabo Thursday Art Walk has become a smash success, growing in popularity each year.

The local government now closes down the streets to traffic each Thursday evening so they’re pedestrian-friendly.

Dancers and street performers provide entertainment. Many of the restaurants and bars have live music too.

Map of the Art Walk, San Jose del Cabo

San Jose del Cabo Art Walk Map

Some Cabo art galleries we like

Casa Dahlia | Abstract landscapes, Naïve folk art, paintings and sculptures from some of Baja’s best contemporary artists

Desertica Art Gallery | Paintings of Frida Kahlo, pottery, sculptures and other unique art works by Mexican artists

El Armario | Cute little combination art gallery and coffee shop, a few blocks from the center of San Jose del Cabo

Frank Arnold Gallery | Dramatic oil paintings and cast bronze sculptures by Frank Arnold

Galeria Corsica | Museum-quality art, including sculptures of the chubby little Timoteo figure we first saw in PV on its Art Walk

Galeria de Ida Victoria | Paintings, sculptures, prints and photography by established and emerging contemporary artists from Mexico and around the world

Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery | Contemporary art gallery focusing on expressions of faith, with paintings, glass objects and welding works

Muvezi Gallery | Stone sculptures by Shona artists from Zimbabwe

Patricia Mendoza Art Gallery | Contemporary art by some of Mexico’s top artists

Fun stuff for sale in the Desertica Art Gallery, San Jose del Cabo
There’s lots of fun stuff for sale in the Desertica Art Gallery

The Los Cabos Art Walk is loads of fun. How can you beat viewing art with a complimentary glass of wine or margarita in hand?

(It’s similar to the free Art Walk in Puerto Vallarta, held on Wednesday evenings in winter, which we’ve also enjoyed.)

Each year when we visit Cabo for sun-and-sand family reunions, we make a point of hitting the Art Walk in San Jose Del Cabo.

What to know if you go

The Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo is a popular cultural event on Thursday evenings!
Vacationers out enjoying the Art Walk

Be sure to make dinner reservations if you plan to eat out afterwards in town. The restaurants book up well in advance on Thursday evenings.

For more information, see the Gallery District Association’s website.

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Photos: 2 Frank Arnold Gallery | 3 Galeria de Ida Victoria | Other photos courtesy of the Art Cabo Gallery District Association

About the authors

Award-winning travel writers Janice and George Mucalov are frequent visitors to Los Cabos. Here on Cabo Visitor, they share their essential tips for discovering the best Cabo has to offer! See About.