Checking ArtRio 2015, the Rio Art Fair

Last friday afternoon I escaped a little bit from my routine to check this year’s edition of ArtRio, the international Art Fair of Rio de Janeiro. I’ve been visiting ArtRio since its first edition and had the opportunity to see how this event has been consolidated in the Art scene in Rio.  Visiting ArtRio is the only moment when I stop to see what is going on the contemporary Art scene and check for myself what different international galleries has to show.

It is a moment when I just take the opportunity to release my mind from any worries or thoughts and just appreciate the beauty of art.

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ArtRio always takes place in Rio in the first or second weekend of the month of September. If you are fond of arts and are planning to visit Rio, consider coming in the month of September.

ArtRio 2015 -September 10 to 13 – Pier Maua

Last week summary


Pedra da Gávea, seen from the car window while riding Lagoa-Barra highway

Since my father passed, two months ago, I’ve been really very busy with different things. Spending more time with my mother to keep her busy and doesn’t feel so much his lost, which I don’t think it is really possible. And then there was the visit of my sister and her family from New York, when I spent 15 days spending the most time I could with them, taking them out, taking care of my nephews which I miss so much, as we usually see each other once in a year. Family business which are demanding a lot from myself lately, and obviously all the regular routine of  my “full-time-mommy” life.  Well, all of these explain a little why I’m not updating the blog so much as I would like to. And maybe explains also why I’m feeling so tired and stressed the last days. Or maybe it is just my “astral hell” (those 30 days or so before one’s birthday).

Anyway, I’m feeling so tired lately that last week I decided I deserved some time for myself. So on Wednesday I just headed to the beach with a good book and my canga, and for one hour and a half my I rested my mind a little bit.  Just me and a book, looking to the sea between one chapter and another, and I felt a little better.

The next day, I paid a visit to ArtRio, one of the biggest art fair of Latin America, hosted in Pier Maua, which happens every year in September. Even not being an art expert, I like visiting this art fair to have the opportunity of seeing pieces of the great masters like Dalí, Picasso, for example, and also works of art from new artists. ArtRio is a success and has the participation of Art galleries from places like Barcelona, New York, London, Paris and São Paulo,  just to mention some of them.

On Saturday, we ended the week with a trip to Barra da Tijuca beach to enjoy the beautiful sunny day, when I took the picture above from the car window, while my husband drove.

Tomorrow,it is my birthday!  For me each birthday it is like the end of a cycle and beginning of another one. Energies are renewed and another phase begin! Hoping for good things to happen on my way!

Have a nice week everyone!

Getting inspired in Art Rio 2013

Yesterday I took the afternoon off and paid a visit to Art Rio 2013, in Pier Maua, in Rio de Janeiro’s port area.

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This photo I took with my cell phone while waiting to buy the ticket

Art Rio is a an international fair of contemporary art held in Rio always in the month of  september. They are on their third edition, and it is the second time I have the opportunity to enjoy this great art event.

It was a nice way of getting inspired not only by the works of art but also by the view from Pier Maua.

Art Rio 2013!

Art Rio 2013!


This was one of the three restaurants installed in Pier Maua for the fair


The exhibitions were set up in 4 pavilions.


One of the exits of one of the pavilions.


A fan!


Clothes as part of a work of art!


Golf carts are available to drive visitors between pavilions.


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Guanabara Bay and Rio-Niterói Bridge view


One of the pavilions from outside


Pier Maua Cranes


If you get tired of walking from one pavilion to another you can relax a little in those beach chairs


Another beautiful view of the port area


ArtRio will be held  until September  8, at Pier Mauá.

Art Rio 2013 – Pier Maua – Avenida Rodrigues Alves, 10 , Praça Mauá, Rio de Janeiro