Efrén Gonzalez is an Ajijic artist who has seen his career on the rise in the past five years with multiple international solo exhibitions.
He regularly holds charity art auctions in the plaza, raising money for local schools, programs or someone with expensive medical bills.
Visit his gallery at Marcos Castellanos #7 in Ajijic, where you can also get your artwork framed in the shop that he and his family run. You’ll also find art supplies such as paints, brushes, and canvases, as well as pre-made picture frames.
Efrén can also teach you how to paint in one of his plein air workshops.
Photos of Efrén Gonzalez
Day of the Dead in Ajijic
Ajijic is full of Day of the Dead celebrations, mostly centered around the cemetery and the main plaza. Altars and sawdust carpets are built on November 2 and a wall with hundreds of terracota skulls and candles is illuminated outside the main church.