How it Started
Event planning became the means by which we began to bring our passion and ideas to life. In 2015, we founded Arte Azul Events and began to gather ideas, themes we could turn into great celebrations and events for our community. Dia de Muertos as well as cultural paint nights with tequila and mezcal tastings became part of our planning list.
Dia de Muertos at Tres Agaves Restaurant in SF
In November of 2015, we put together our very first event at Tres Agaves Restaurant in SF. Dia de Muertos was the theme and felt extremely motivated due to the great turnout. This was such a fun and festive experience. Tequila Don Julio, Tequila Herradura, Tequila Jimador, Tequila Don Pilar and Tequila Corralejo all offered tastings that night. Casa de Chocolates brought exquisite chocolate bites and a chocolate caliente to pair with pan de muerto from Don Polvoron Bakery. Live mariachi played in the background as guests enjoyed the taco bar or sat down to get a calavera face painting. Marigolds and an altar de muertos added to the decorative vibes. Food, Art, Music and Tequila were all present! We were onto something amazing!!
Cultura en Pintura: Paint Night and Mexican Wine Tasting & Art Exhibit
Cultura en Pintura is a paint night with a Mexican twist. Local artists as well as guest artists from Mexico are invited to guide guests into creating their own artistic piece. Mexican owned wineries are also invited to showcase and offer tastings of their exquisite wines at this enjoyable pastime . Cultura en Pintura presents a tranquil atmosphere to enjoy with friends and family.
VIVA FRIDA is a family friendly event where people can enjoy churros or tacos from vendors within our community. A place to listen to live mariachi, take part in a Frida look-alike contest or indulge in tequila and mezcal tastings. It's the perfect chance to obtain beautiful Frida artwork from talented artists as well as Frida inspired creations from over 35 vendors that come from all over California. It's a space where women wear flowers in their hair, rebozos around their arms and shade in their eyebrows a little darker to resemble and celebrate Frida and her Mexicanidad. VIVA FRIDA is full of passion, it's colorful, it's festive and so much more!