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Saturday, March 3, 2012

TransitArte - Art Festival - March 3 and 4, 2012 - San Jose, Costa Rica

100's of Exhibits Await Visitors to 
TransitArte 2012

Info pulled from Shahrazad Encinias Vela with http://AMCostaRica.com

WHAT:  TransitArte 2012

WHEN:  Saturday and Sunday  -  March 3 and 4

National Park  -  10am-9pm
Parque España  -  10am-6pm
Parque Morazan  -  6-10pm

All activities are FREE!!

New business owner Margarita Aragón is preparing her stand inside a long white tent on the sidewalk along Calle 19 at Parque Nacional. Her business sign, Metamorforseando, is hanging, and her allotted space is covered in blue material with blue butterflies that represent the famed Costa Rican morpho.

She is one of the business owners who have the opportunity to show their products to thousands of potential customers. Ms. Aragón sells organic beauty and hygiene products such as natural oils, creams and deodorants. Her opening day secret: Business debuts at a 3-day summer festival in the heart of San José. Ms. Aragón is one of more than a 100 vendors who are participating in the ninth annual Festival TransitArte El Arte Está En La Calle. The event kicks off today at 6 p.m. and ends Sunday evening.

The festival this year is dedicated to Ciudad Cádiz, Spain, for the bicentennial anniversary for the foundation of the Courts of Cádiz, and the Constitution of 1812, according to the festival Web site. The Constitution of 1812 was Spain's first. It is nicknamed La Pepa because it was established on the day of Saint Joseph. Pepe is the diminutive of San José. There is no correlation between the saint's day and the name of the Costa Rican capital.

Like most of the Central American countries Costa Rica was once ruled by Spain and became independent in 1821.

San José is now the host of this festival that brings national and international cultural and artistic experiences through food, dance, workshops, art, literature, a fashion show, and vendors.

The Festival TransitArte takes over various different public spaces in downtown San José including certain parks and streets. The following are some of the locations where the festival activities will take place:

Parque Morazán is the place to enjoy concerts, exhibitions and art installations. This is the location where one of two big stages are located.

The little plaza of the Orden de Malta is a small space on the northwest side of Parque Morazán where an exhibit will promote animal welfare. There will also be pet adoptions available.

Parque Jardín de Paz is the location for a food court with all the vendors for a gastronomical experience. There will also be a stamp exhibit by the Museo de Filatelia de Correos de Costa Rica.

Parque España has a literary theme with the Sistema de Bibliotecas Municipales. Books of all types will be on display and will be available for purchase. There will also be small concerts, readings, and a fashion show in this area. The small boutique, Eñe, across from the park is celebrating its 6th anniversary Saturday with a fashion show featuring only Costa Rican designers.

The Paseo de Las Damas and Calle 15 is in the hands of the Comité Cantonal de Deportes de San José. This is the sports area where participants will exhibit their skills along these streets. Different types of sports from gymnastics to boxing to more urban sports like skateboarding will be featured. The British Embassy has also taken space on these streets for a photography exhibit Juegos Londres 2012- Un viaje por el deporte. This is to promote the Olympic games in London this year.

Parque Nacional is the host of Mercado de la Artesanía y la Expresión or “Artisan and Expression Fair” where more than 100 vendors will participate. This is also the location of one of the two giant stages.

The full program is available online. Those interested in times and the line-up can either show up at one of the parks because the schedules for that location are posted or they can visit the official Festival TransitArte blog:




WHAT:  TransitArte 2012

WHEN:  Saturday and Sunday  -  March 3 and 4

National Park  -  10am-9pm
Parque España  -  10am-6pm
Parque Morazan  -  6-10pm

Transitarte Festival organized by the Municipality of San Jose each year during the summer offers the public a wide range of cultural and artistic quality shows, both national and international groups.
We are pleased to present the 9th edition of this festival with news that have been implemented. Among them we are proud to announce that it has dedicated this edition of the City of Cadiz, Spain, part of the Bicentennial of the founding of the Cortes of Cadiz and the Constitution of 1812. Thus we have the participation of Paco Reyes and Child of Leo - Cante Flamenco, and the participation of graffiti artists Mark Collantes excellence that will have their participation in the program established.
This time we intend to emphasize the use of public space as a place of meeting, exchange, coexistence and culture. Where will allow different sectors of the population with their proposals.
ScenariosThe main scenarios are parks Transitarte: Area, National, Spain and Peace Garden (located in front of Building Metallic) and: Electoral Freedom Square (northwest corner of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal), stands outside the Supreme Court of Elections . Each year the cultural and public demand have forced us to extend coverage to more areas, making the north-east of the city, a cultural corridor that extends from the Parque Morazán to Atlantic Railroad station. This year will Transitarte programming in addition to the Square of the Order of Malta, and the Esplanade of the National Library.
Each space will be taken for art, literature, sports, recreation and other events, including: urban fashion show, graffiti, storytelling, art installations, theater, dance, music, workshops, juggling and workshops.
Order of Malta:Located in the northwest of the Parque Morazán, a space devoted to animal welfare led by the Costa Rica Foundation Wow, with activities such as making cyber pet, recruitment of volunteers and rescue workers, fair exchange of goods for the keeping of animals , among other activities.
Park Area:They include concerts with renowned musical groups and emerging talent with new proposals. We have about 41 different activities including concerts, exhibitions and installations.
Garden of Peace Park:They will find gastronomic offers to the audience and cork trees, display Post Philatelic Museum of Costa Rica.
Parque España / Spain Park:The Municipal Library System offers book fair, concentration games, storytelling, poetry marathon and short story, literary workshops, a variety of art activities for children, youth and adult stage with author and classical music and urban gateway JAN store, this space will feature an approximately 56 activities.
Ladies Promenade and Calle15:Activities will be highlighted by the Cantonal Committee of Sports of San Jose as street skatepark, freestyle, graffiti, volleyball, football, street basketball, gymnastics, urban canopy, mechanical bull, inflatables, traditional games.
With the support of the British Embassy will issue a photo exhibition on the south side of the Ministry of Culture and Youth called "Games London 2012 - A trip down sport": a tour of the most iconic landscapes in the UK, contrasting British panoramic with sports, as demonstrated by incorporating the "sustainable balance" with the environment and healthy lifestyle, that following the 2012 London Olympics, which claim to be more sustainable with the environment in history. 
This exhibit runs from February 28 to March 4, having an official tour on March 2 at 9:30am
Steps of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal:will present the Story-telling Festival, on Saturday 03 and Sunday 04, from 12:00 m. to 5:00 pm, by involving the public with open mic for people who like to venture into this art.
Parque Nacional / National Park:Market offers crafts and Expression as a platform for exchange and artistic expression and designers collections. 100 exhibitors participating. Also developed various artistic workshops. The artistic program is full of music and other events to complement the performing arts stage. This park will have around 45 activities so.
Platforms of the railway to the Atlantic:· Anden 1: the municipal project Intel Club House, San Jose, South. Will have workshops and exhibitions of their projects.
· Anden 2: Cantonal Committee of Sports of San Jose will have a Tatami with demonstrations of contact sports.
· Anden 3: Amateur Boxing Tournament feminine and masculine, organized by the Amateur Boxing Association of Costa Rica
Ricardo Jimenez Boulevard:Area Urban Art, graffiti interventions in the south wall, facing the Legislature with a project called "From my neighborhood to your neighborhood" version San Jose, Costa Rica. Cross-border project that seeks to promote cultural exchange in Latin America through the mural as a way of representing the historical and social reality of the people. With the support of the Federal Republic of Germany Embassy, ​​Goethe Institute of Mexico, German cultural centers of Mexico. This intervention will be conducting visual art from 28 February to 4 March, with an official tour on Sunday March 4 at 10:00 am Also this space will feature B-boys and Dj `s International.

(there were other activities happening before I posted this entry)
3pm  -  Color Noise - Alternative rock. Parque Morazan.
4:15pm  -  Kaites - Ska, Rock. Parque Morazan
3:30pm  -  Parade of the International Folklore Festival. Walk of The Ladies.9pm  -  Official launch of Disco "Profane Music" of the genus Neo-Cumbia, the artist Francisco Murillo, in the National Park 

11:10am  -  Peasants Dance. National Park.
11:30am  -  Al Son of Life PIAM-UCR-Dance. Parque Morazan.
9am-4pm  -  Costa Rica Post-Philately workshops. Park Peace Garden.
3pm  -  Foffo Goddy - Folk Rock. National Park.
3pm  -  Guillermo Alvarado-PIAM-UCR. Supreme Electoral Tribunal.
3:30pm  -  Parade - San Jose Municipal Band. Walk of The Ladies.

What's new in theater:Esplanade of the National Library: The tent specialized theatrical art, with about 10 activities between Saturday 02 and Sunday 04 March.
All activities are FREE!!


El Festival Transitarte que organiza la Municipalidad de San José cada año, durante el verano ofrece al público una amplia gama de manifestaciones culturales y artística con espectáculos de calidad, tanto de grupos nacionales como internacionales.

Nos complace en presentar la novena edición de este festival con las novedades que se han implementado. Entre ellas nos orgullece comunicar que se ha dedicado esta edición del festival a la Ciudad de Cádiz, España, en el marco del Bicentenario de la fundación de las Cortes de Cádiz y la Constitución de 1812. Es así como tendremos la participación de Paco Reyes y el Niño de la Leo - Cante Flamenco, y la participación del graffitero Marcos Collantes artistas de excelente calidad que tendrán su participación en la programación establecida.

En esta ocasión nos proponemos enfatizar el uso del espacio público como lugar de encuentro, intercambio, convivencia y cultura. Donde tendrán participación los diferentes sectores de la población con sus propuestas.

Los principales escenarios de Transitarte son los parques: Morazán, Nacional, España y Jardín de Paz (ubicado frente al Edificio Metálico) y la: Plaza de la Libertad Electoral (esquina noroeste del Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones), gradas frente al Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones. Cada año la oferta cultural y la demanda del público nos han obligado a ampliar la cobertura a más espacios, convirtiendo el sector norte-este de la ciudad, en un corredor cultural que se extiende del Parque Morazán hasta la estación del Ferrocarril al Atlántico. Este año Transitarte tendrá programación además en a la Plazoleta de la Orden de Malta, y la Explanada de la Biblioteca Nacional.

Cada espacio será tomado por el arte, la literatura, el deporte, la recreación y otras manifestaciones, entre ellas: pasarela de moda urbana, graffiti, cuentería, instalaciones artísticas, teatro, danza, música, talleres, malabares y talleres.

El viernes 2 de marzo se inician actividades en:

Parque Nacional, a partir de las 10:00 a.m. hasta las 9:00 p.m.

Parque España, a partir de las 10:00 a.m. hasta las 6:00 p.m.

Parque Morazan, desde las 6:00 p.m. hasta las 10:00 p.m.

En los Parques

Orden de Malta:

Ubicada en el sector noroeste del Parque Morazán, espacio dedicado al bienestar animal liderado por la Fundación Costa Rica Guau!, con actividades como: adopción cibernética de animales de compañía, reclutamiento de voluntarios y rescatistas, feria de trueque de artículos para el mantenimiento de animales, entre otras actividades.

Parque Morazán:

Se destacan los conciertos con grupos musicales de reconocida trayectoria así como talentos emergentes con propuestas novedosas. Contamos con alrededor de 41 actividades diferentes entre conciertos, exhibiciones e instalaciones.

Parque Jardín de Paz:

Se encontrarán las ofertas gastronómicas para el público asistente y en los árboles de corcho, exhibición del Museo de Filatelia de Correos de Costa Rica.

Parque España:

El Sistema de Bibliotecas Municipales ofrece feria editorial, juegos de concentración, narración de cuentos, maratón de poesía y cuento corto, talleres literarios, una variedad de actividades artísticas para niños, jóvenes y adultos, tarima con música de autor y clásica y una pasarela urbana de la tienda EÑE, este espacio contará con un aproximado de 56 actividades.

Paseo de los Damas y Calle15:

se destacarán actividades a cargo del Comité Cantonal de Deportes de San José como street skatepark, freestyle, graffiteros, voleybol, fútbol calle, baloncesto, gimnasia rítmica, canopy urbano, toro mecánico, inflables, juegos tradicionales.

Con el apoyo de la Embajada Británica tendremos una exposición de fotografía temática al costado sur del Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud, llamada “Juegos Londres 2012- Un viaje por el deporte”: un recorrido por los paisajes más emblemáticos del Reino Unido, contrastando panorámicas británicas con disciplinas deportivas, incorporando como manifiesto el “equilibrio sostenible” con el medio ambiente y el estilo de vida saludable, esto a raíz de que los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012, que pretenden ser los más sostenibles con el medio ambiente en la historia. Esta exposición estará del 28 de febrero al 04 de marzo, teniendo un recorrido oficial el 02 de marzo a las 9:30 a.m.

Gradas del Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones:

se presentará el Festival de Cuentería, los días Sábado 03 y Domingo 04, de 12:00 m. a 5:00 p.m., dando participación al público con micrófono abierto, para las personas que gusten incursionar en este arte.

Parque Nacional:

Ofrece el Mercado de la Artesanía y la Expresión como plataforma para el intercambio y la expresión artística de colecciones y diseñadores. Participan 100 expositores. También se desarrollarán diferentes talleres artísticos. La programación artística está llena de música y otras manifestaciones que complementa la tarima de artes escénicas. Este parque contará con alrededor de 45 actividades aproximadamente.

Andenes del ferrocarril al Atlántico:

· Anden 1: el proyecto municipal Intel Club House, San José, Sur. Tendrá talleres y exhibiciones de sus proyectos.

· Anden 2: El Comité Cantonal de Deportes de San José tendrá un Tatami con demostraciones de deportes de contacto.

· Anden 3: Torneo de Boxeo Aficionado femenino y masculino, organizado por la Asociación de Boxeo Aficionado de Costa Rica

Boulevard Ricardo Jiménez:

Zona de Arte Urbano, intervenciones con graffiti en el muro sur, frente a la Asamblea Legislativa con el proyecto denominado “De mi barrio a tu barrio”, versión San José, Costa Rica. Proyecto transfronterizo que busca promover el intercambio cultural latinoamericano mediante el muralismo, como una forma de representar la realidad histórica y social de los pueblos. Con el apoyo de la Embajada República Federal de Alemania, Instituto Goethe de México, Centros Culturales Alemanes de México. Esta intervención de arte plástico se estará realizando desde el 28 de febrero hasta el 4 de marzo, con un recorrido oficial el domingo 4 de marzo a las 10:00 a.m. También este espacio contará con B-boys y Dj`s Internacionales.

Inauguración: 2 de marzo.

6:00 p.m., Editus Trío con su espectáculo New Age

7:00 p.m., a 8:00 p.m. presentación del artista Español de la Ciudad de Cádiz, Paco Reyes y el Niño de la Leo - Cante Flamenco,

9:30 p.m. Presentación de la Compañía Folklórica Ollin Cuauhtli, de México,

Y en el Parque Nacional el Comité Cantonal de Deportes de San José estará realizando el programa Deporte a Media Noche a partir de las 9:00 p.m., con actividades deportivas y recreativas para todo público.

Novedades en música:

Viernes 02 de marzo 9:00 pm. 110st. - Salsa Clásica. Parque Nacional.

Sábado 03 de marzo 1: 30 pm. Passiflora -Reggae, folk, soul. Parque Morazán.

Sábado 03 de marzo 3:00 pm Color Noise - Rock alternativo. Parque Morazán.

Sábado 03 de marzo 4:15 pm Los Kaites - Ska, Rock. Parque Morazán.

Sábado 03 de marzo: Lanzamiento oficial del Disco "Música Profana" del genero Neo-Cumbia, del artista Francisco Murillo, en el Parque Nacional a las 9 pm.

Domingo 04 de marzo 11:10 am Los Labriegos –Danza. Parque Nacional.

Domingo 04 de marzo 3:00 pm Foffo Goddy - Rock Folk. Parque Nacional.

Novedades en teatro:

Explanada de la Biblioteca Nacional: La carpa especializada en arte escénico, con alrededor de 10 actividades entre el Sábado 02 y Domingo 04 de marzo.

Novedades para Adulto Mayor:

Sábado 03 de marzo 10:30 am Taller de Baile popular – TEC. Parque Morazán.

Sábado 03 de marzo 9:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m. Correos de Costa Rica- Talleres de Filatelia. Parque Jardín de Paz

Sábado 03 de marzo 10:30 am Club de Vida Sana, CCDRSJ- Aeróbicos. Parque Nacional.

Sábado 03 de marzo 2:00 pm Los legendarios - popular bailable. Parque Nacional.

Domingo 04 de marzo 11:30 am Al Son de la Vida PIAM-UCR- Danza. Parque Morazán.

Domingo 04 de marzo 9:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m. Correos de Costa Rica-Talleres de Filatelia. Parque Jardín de Paz.

Domingo 04 de marzo 3:00 pm Guillermo Alvarado- PIAM-UCR. Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones.

Novedades generales:

Sábado 03 de marzo 3:30 p.m. Pasacalles del Festival Internacional de Folclore. Paseo de Los Damas.

Domingo 04 de marzo 3:30 p.m. Pasacalles Banda Municipal de San José. Paseo de Los Damas.


Clausura, por primera vez se hará sobre el kiosko del Parque Morazán espectáculo de proyección con animación digital 360º, música y pirotécnica simultánea, con el patrocinio de las empresas LUz art y Faisa.

Todas las actividades son totalmente gratuitas 

1 comment:

Costa Rica Gratis said...

Thanks - it's great to see this in a text format!