Ajijic Society of the Arts

Who We Are

THE AJIJIC SOCIETY OF THE ARTS (ASA) is a membership organization for artists working in all media in the Lake Chapala area of Jalisco, Mexico. Established in 1986, our Society encourages artists of all levels to develop their talents, and provides and promotes events to showcase their work.

ASA is also a social and educational network, helping members share their creative techniques and inspiration with each other to further individual artistic growth and ability.

Part of ASA's mandate is to contribute to the community. We do this by participating in the Lake Chapala Society’s Children’s Art Program, and by sponsoring their annual summer Art Camp – to help foster the next generation of Lakeside artists.
Children's Art Program Mural
Click here for more information on the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) Children’s Art Program.

Click here for more information on the Children's Art Program Mural at LCS (left).

Membership in the Ajijic Society of the Arts

ASA currently has well over 225 members! Why not join this vibrant Lake Chapala arts community?

A one-year membership is only $300 pesos, and can be paid at monthly meetings (see below for details).

Our membership year runs from January 1 through December 31.

Until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, existing members who paid their membership dues for 2020 will not be charged for a 2021 membership. New members wishing to join in 2021 will be charged a $200 pesos “pandemic rate” for the year.

Members are allowed to display their artwork on the Gallery page on this site, to sell their art on our online store, to have a link to their website on the Links page on this site, to access the ASA email Group, to participate in special events and trips, and to take part in regular shows and sales events held in the Lake Chapala area.

ASA Online Art Store

The Ajijic Society of the Arts has created an online art store where participating ASA artists can display their art for sale to the public. You can view the Home Page here: AjijicSocietyOfTheArts.com/store/

We do not currently have payment or shipping options for the art that you buy in our online art store. After checkout, you will receive an email with information on how to contact the artist to arrange to pay for, and pick up, your art.

ASA Monthly Membership Meetings

Because of COVID-19, membership meetings have been CANCELLED until further notice

Our membership meetings are generally held on the first Monday of each month (except August) at:

La Bodega Restaurant, 16 de Septiembre #124, Ajijic
from 10am to Noon

La Bodega owners, Javier and Marta, have been most accommodating by providing ASA with meeting space. They open early for us, with coffee ready at 9:30am. Please join us!

ASA Garden Shows and Art Sales

Because of COVID-19, Garden Art Shows have been CANCELLED until further notice — they have been replaced by a Virtual Art Sale... browse art for sale here: AjijicArtSale.com

The Ajijic Society of the Arts garden shows are generally held from October through March, on the third Saturday of each month, at:

the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) – 16 de septiembre #16A, Ajijic
from 10am to 2pm

Members will be on hand with displays of their painting, jewelry, photography, prints, fiber arts, and much more — all for sale in a beautiful garden setting!

Annual ASA Art Walk

Because of COVID-19, the Annual Art Walk for 2021 has been CANCELLED — it should return in February 2022

Held every February, this two-day art event is the premiere art show of the year! It features about 100 artists in all mediums, displaying their works at over 30 locations around town. Many artists also conduct live demos of their process and techniques.

Click here for the latest information on the next ASA Art Walk.

This Website

• the Online Art Store is where you can buy selected members’ artwork
• the Gallery page displays selected members’ artwork (click a name to see the artist’s work)
• the History page has a brief history of the Ajijic Society of the Arts, as well as a history of the ASA Open Studios Art Walk
• the Links page connects you to informational web pages about art

For more information, please use our Contact Form