For its second year running, Tulum’s premiere arts and ecoculture festival Art With Me is returning to the picturesque Caribbean shoreline of Mexico from April 24—28. The upcoming edition’s theme is “Change Starts With Me,” presented with the support of TANE. With an exciting lineup of programming, the festival will kick off to a community-driven audience with explorations in art, music, sustainability, wellness, culinary, and family through seven central platforms—Art With Me, Dance With Me, Care With Me, Eat With Me, Breathe With Me, Play With Me, and Give With Me.
To enlighten festival-goers with awareness and solutions to the environmental and infrastructural issues in Tulum, the week will feature a range of exhibits, performances, talks, ceremonies, and other events meant to inspire a community-wide mission of building a sustainable future. This is seen in the platforms Give With Me (including free concerts, talks, and art to inform attendees of the local community’s mission) and Care With Me (which urges attendees to become a part of the bigger environmental solution through a series talks, workshops, indigenous ceremonies, and recycled art).
Beautiful works and installations from names like Pedro Friedeberg, Ernesto Neto, Mark Ryden, Daniel Popper, Kirsten Brophy, and Keith Haring will be on view in Art With Me, while Dance With Me will offer a chance to connect over lively performances by Bedouin, KMLN, Mike Love, Nour, Michael Franti, Jan Blomqvist, and more. Families in attendance can also expect to find a kid-friendly environment with Play With Me, featuring specially curated events for the younger crowd.
At Breathe With Me, wellness programming (like plant medicine healing, drum circles, yoga, and a traditional Mayan sweat lodge) will provide a revitalizing escape from reality. Last but not least, Eat With Me—curated by the chef and owner of Tulum’s restaurant ARCA, José Luis Hinostroza—will offer delicious culinary experiences centered around native ingredients, created by local chefs.
“My hope is that the festival will become a reference point for tourism and lifestyle travel in Tulum where people don’t just travel to Tulum for vacation, but also play an active role in protecting it now and for future generations,” said David Graziano, Founder of Art With Me .