We were eating at one of our favorite Ensenada restaurants, Boules, when we were introduced to Hector and Aida. Hector Herrera is the creator of the Centro de Residencias e Intercambios Artísticos or – CRIA. He is also the director of the unique Galería Petanca which is is both an art gallery, and an indoor pentanca court. What a surprise to see both in one room!
Upstairs from the main teaching area and gallery are studio spaces for artists to live and work while learning the technique of their respective craft. We have stayed in one of the lofts that was decorated by a previous artist tenant from Brazil. This unique place in Ensenada reminds us that art happens in places you may not expect. We look forward to our next stay at CRIA.