The Councillor for Culture in Fuengirola, Rodrigo Romero, has come up with a great idea. Artists will be able to display their work and discuss art in the Parque de España every Sunday, at no charge.
Not only will artists display their work, the park will become a meeting place for artists and fans of the world of art. Discussions and exchanges of ideas will also take place.
Not only is this great for local artists, they figure it also helps to make Fuengirola more interesting for tourists.
For a rather nice change, there is absolutely no charge for the use of a section of the park to display your wares. The premiere of this cultural project was December 16.
It is a place for both professional and amateur artists, and even children can get into the fun. People exchange ideas, comment on each others work, and offer their art for sale to the public on a regular, weekly basis.
The old tourist office, Fuengirola by Paco Camacho
Romero told the media, that "the idea came about because sometimes artists and members of the art academies request to use public streets to display their work, to make their work accessible to the public in general."
"For this reason, we thought it would be a nice idea to create a meeting point in Fuengirola where anyone who wanted to paint, make portraits, sell his work or simply have fun as an amateur painter, could do so without any problems."
"We decided that the Parque de España would be the ideal place, because it is centrally located, has plenty of parking nearby, is well shaded for the summer months, is very spacious and pleasant," he added.
There are many nostalgic scenes in art form to be seen in the park including the old Town Hall (Ayuntamiento Viego), now bastardized into a future "Hotel con Encanto", retaining only a part of the facade - the painting below shows the original building:
The old town hall, Fuengirola, Spain - now becoming a "charming hotel", painted by Paco Camacho.