Mijas - Art and craftwork
MIJAS ARTISANS ASSOCIATION
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.
Mijas Artisans Association has three jobs in danger of extinction, such as saddlery, inlay and espartería (esparto grass works)
Declared as "Zone of Artisan Interest" in 2018 by Andalucía Goverment
Pasaje de las Golondrinas, 8, - 29650 Mijas
Tel.: José Angulo, Secretario: 606412165 y
Sonia Lekuona, Presidenta: 649715125
Inscrita en el Registro de Asociaciones de Andalucía, con el número 11240 de la Sección 1ª. Fecha de inscripción: 25/06/2014.
Registro de Asociaciones de Artesanos de Andalucía en la Sección III, con el número 290300008 en oficios VARIOS. Fecha de inscripción: 09/01/2020.
MIJAS CRAFTS WORKSHOPS RUTE - Click on the map to see
Craftsmen/Women existing in Mijas
- Artistic engravers and stampers
- Soap makers
- Paper recyclers
- Trinket artists
- Leather craftsmen
- Macramé makers
- Fashion designers
- Silk painters
- Headdress makers
- Toy makers
CRAFT WORKSHOP - SCHOOL. PUERTA DEL ÁGORA
Sewing , esparto grass, ceramics, painting on tiles and pottery classes
Tel.: 951068677 - 744613982
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
- José Ramón Sosa - Caricaturist
There's a visual artist association in Mijas.
(Art Center or "Centro de Artes")
Tel.: 952 48 52 80