It is difficult to accurately describe the type of electricity and hype surrounding Latin America’s most prominent art fair - Mexico City’s Zona Maco. The festivities start the night before the fair with fantastic gallery openings and parties that light up various neighborhoods in the city. Dozens of galleries, museums and artists open their doors to welcome art lovers of all types. Between Zona Maco, the Material Art fair, gallery and museum openings, art is the consistent word. The city simply buzzes with people from around the world waiting to take in works by emerging and blue chip artists.
The Uber drivers ask if you’re in town for it, the bartenders ask if you need a tequila after a long day of walking, the shop keepers ask if you enjoyed the art. Yes, yes, and yes. Mexico City during Zona Maco is an experience to be savored and revisited. It inspires and can leave you weak in the knees...much like sipping a lovely tequila. Counting the days until Zona Maco 2018.