JADE Mural a Success! More Coming Soon…

Now that the Jade Rivera mural in Jaco is finished, we could not be happier with the end result. Jade is such an incredible artist who was able to come to our beach town and capture a part of the soul of Costa Rica in just a few days, and then interpret it into an inspiring masterpiece for our community to enjoy. We feel so lucky to have had Jade and his wife here during the time it took to complete the mural. They also said they enjoyed Jaco, which fills our hearts with pride as we strive to make our community a fun destination that people go home and tell their friends about.



The mural, named “Legado” or “Legacy” incorporates Boruca indigenous art from Costa Rica in a thought provoking scene of a boy wearing a jaguar mask being blessed by the hand of the Universe. The masks depicted in the mural are made by the Boruca tribe, hand carved usually out of Balsa or Cedar wood and all uniquely hand painted. Use of the masks dates back to when the Spanish Conquistadors first came to Costa Rica to conquer the land. The Boruca Indians we able to ward them off for a period of time by wearing masks and jungle foliage and surprising their enemies in their home territory. This style of Boruca masks are still worn in the Boruca village for “The Festival of the Devils” which happens every year around New Years.

But don’t think that the excitement in Jaco has ended just yet. Tomorrow, Farid Rueda will be arriving in Costa Rica. We are very excited to work with him and get started on the second large mural installation in Jaco for 2017. Stay tuned for details on the next location and design and see what unravels with Farid later this week…


Don’t forget about the PHOTO CONTEST that is ending August 15th. Art lovers and Photographers are asked to… take photos of the murals in Jaco and post them to social media and hashtag #artifyjaco, email them to artifyjaco@gmail.com, or send them to us on Facebook. Use your creative minds to challenge the normal point of view! The winning photo will be announced on August 18th on our Facebook & Instagram pages. The winner will receive a limited edition silk screen print by Jade Rivera AND a Two Night Stay in a BEACH FRONT 2-Bedroom Condo in Jaco brought to you by VACASA. (Some restrictions apply.)

As always, thanks for keeping up to date with ARTIFY JACO. We appreciate your support!

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Artify Jaco is a movement to beautify the city of Jaco, Costa Rica through artistic murals, street art & installations, festivals, music, etc.

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