“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” - Pablo Picasso
We are amidst perhaps one of the most exciting periods we've seen in the worlds of spirits, cuisine, art and design. The convergence of these areas in exciting new ways has given rise to some inspiring new creations.
Please get to know some of the "artistas" (featured below) that we’ve had the pleasure of having join us at Arte Agave. Explore their creations. Learn their stories. Support and share their work.
An accomplished artista of Mexican descent, Daniel seeks to communicate the history and values of Mexican culture through his authentic creations.
The art of La Sirena Mexican folk art store in New York City reflects the beauty and richness of the country of Mexico and its people. "La Sirena" is filled with arts and crafts from many regions of Mexico, from museum quality pieces to traditional marketplace merchandise in all price ranges. Much of the work is crafted by families whose traditions have been handed down from generation to generation. Families whose lives, in and of themselves, are living art. The pieces are bought directly from the artists, whenever possible. This is very important because it ensures that the artist fully profits and that traditions live on.
Raul Ayala is an Ecuadorean visual artist and educator focused on mural production, drawing, art for demonstrations, and illustration encompassing themes related to justice, memory, immigration, and urban-rural politics. His work has been shown in different contexts and countries. He also works in collaboration with art collectives in New York City and Quito. He is the co-founder of Cooperativa Cultural 19 de enero (CC1/19), an art and oral history collaboration, Taller de Gráfica y Espacio Publico, a youth print workshop based at the Mayday Space, and the People's Collective Arts, an organization that facilitates visual, performance, and new media art for use in public interventions. He was the recipient of the 2015 Create Change Commissions Artist award of The Laundromat Project, and the 2014 Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artist of the New York Foundation for the Arts and a participant of the 2017 Culture Summit.