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IGC Plans Art-Ecology Tour for Mountains of Guerrero

By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 26 April, 2011

(Chilpancingo, AN 26 April) The director of the Guerrero Cultural Institute (IGC), Ms. Alejandra Frausto Guerrero, has announced the creation of a special tourist route into the Southern Sierra Madres to visit cultural, archeological and ecological sites and several small communities where artisans work their trades. The entity will also provide training in design, cutting and assembly, so that artisans can have more direct contact with the hotel sector in Acapulco and with the final consumers of their work. As it is, they are shielded from their market by several intermediaries who decide what objects should be made. The IGC recently produced the “Remember Acapulco Festival” in several venues during Holy Week, and sponsors regularly scheduled events for tourists in the Sinfonía de Mar and Pie de la Cuesta. They provide beach side “reading rooms” with hammocks in the shade, sand sculpture and painting workshops, and musical concerts on the beach. They also show movies on the beach after dark. About half the participants are locals, and half are tourists.

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