Mijas - Art and craftwork
Since the 50's, Mijas has attracted many an artist from the rest of Spain and from abroad, including painters, sculptors, potters and photographers.
Mijas is their place of choice because it gives them the ideal environment to practice their crafts and create their work. Particularly good lighting, an artistic environment and the great support given by the Mijas City Hall, which has at their disposal several exhibition galleries, and also hosts art contests and assorted artistic activities throughout the year.
Among the art works that can be found in Mijas made by local artists are:
- Oil and watercolor paintings.
- Artistic pottery.
Some of our local professional artists:
- Michele Lehmann - Painter.
- Pedro Escalona – Painter.
- Carmen Escalona – Potter.
- Amelung – Potter.
- Don Clarke – Pintor
- Jesús Jaime - Artistic photographer.
- Lázaro Cruz - Sculptor.
There's a visual artist association in Mijas.
(Art Center or "Centro de Artes")
Tel.: 952 48 52 80
Mijas Artisans Association was founded in March 2014 by initiative of a group of artist established in town to give answer to the need of preserving the artistic activity and advertise their crafts not only on a local or provincial level, but also nationwide and worldwide. Among its main task is also giving help and advise to beginner artists in order for them to comply with the required standards for each artistic activity.
Since its foundation the number of associates has increased up to about 30 members nowadays, and we expect this figure will only increase in the near future.
ASOCIACIÓN DE ARTESANOS DE MIJAS
Some other craftsmen found in Mijas
- Artistic engravers and stampers.
- Soap makers.
- Paper recyclers.
- Trinket artists.
- Leather craftsmen.
- Macramé makers.
- Fashion designers.
- Silk painters.
- Headdress makers.
- Toy makers.