The Arts in Loreto: Lizette Inzunza is Doing What She Loves

"Juntos" by Lizette Inzunza

By Jeannine Perez The Arts in Loreto:  Lizette Unzuna is Doing What She Loves We all see our worlds differently…each through his own unique lens of culture, beliefs and experiences. I recently interviewed Lizette Inzunza, a quiet, very talented woman who helps us see the worldviews of others through art. “Juntos” by Lizette Inzunza   Lizette Inzunza is Directora of Social, Civic, and Cultural programs in Loreto . We gather on our Plaza for dances, gymnastics, music, holiday fiestas, food, and fun. The Arts become our answer to difficult times felt around the world and also here. Exhibits in two rooms of …

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Loreto’s Eco-Alianza: Ecology in Action

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By Jeannine Perez The attractive little blue and white building at Centro Paseo Miguel Hildago #67 houses an organization founded four years ago, when several people decided that there was a greater need for community involvement  through an organization that would encourage working together to conserve the natural resources and beauty of the desert, mountains, and sea around Loreto. This beginning came during a time of much local development, and a group of individuals were concerned about the impact of that development on the environment and fragile ecosystem of this area.  And so, Eco-Alianza was created. The organization has initiated a number of activities and …

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Loreto’s Art Cooperative: A Modern Fairy Tale

Sand painting by Co-op artist Antonio

By Jeannine Perez Once upon a time, nine spirited women and men watched jobs decrease and hard times spread in their village of Loreto , Baja. The group discussed the need to encourage art and creativity in Loreto, how to add beauty and inspiration, and ways to showcase the talents hidden here. People living on remote mountain ranches were searching for outlets for their handmade leatherwork and art. But was this the time to start something new? There was no money, but the cooperative took off.  the members called themselves Misioneros del Arte. Loreto’s Art Co-op can be found on the north side of the Plaza in Loreto. It has …

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Paella & Homecoming – Anniversaries to Remember

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By Drew McNabb,  Loreto Amigo For the second year the event was held at the Inn at Loreto Bay, which provided their beautiful courtyard as a perfect location to for the competition. After several days of unseasonable windy weather, the morning of the competition was back to the usual perfect Loreto weather with a gentle breeze and brilliant sunny skies.   I had been asked to provide music again for the event with my portable PA system, and so I arrived at the Inn about 8:30 in the morning to set up the equipment.  At that hour, about half of the teams had …

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Drew McNabb, Loreto Amigo

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I have heard it said that people who move to the Baja are here for one of two reasons; because of what they are coming to – or because of what they are coming from.  In my case, I am here for both these reasons. I have lived most of the past 5 years in Loreto Bay, a development 15 km outside of the small town of Loreto in Baja Sur, about 2/3 of the way between Tijuana and Los Cabos, on the east coast of the 1,000 mile long Baja Peninsula. What attracted me here in the first place …

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