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In general, there are six to eight artists in residence in the main residency house at any given time, as well as two to three full-time staff members and several volunteers. Very often, there are eight to twelve people around the dinner table!

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While there are buses from Bogotá to the nearby town, during this time of Covid we recommend you taking a car from the airport to ArteSumapaz. We can arrange the driver to meet you at the airport. The cost is about $75-80 US. We can pay the driver and you can reimburse us via Paypal if needed.

Also, we’ve been successful hailing an UBER from Bogotá. If you do so, you’ll want to take an Uber Comfort, as smaller cars can have a tough time on some of the roads.

Bus info, and how to get here from San Bernardo is all here

NOTE: driving up to ArteSumapaz from Bogota can be as quick as 2-1/2 hours in the middle of the night – but during the day, it can take several hours more. There is a lot of construction going on in Colombia these days!

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Art supplies of decent quality are difficult to purchase here – in general, we advise bringing as much as you think you’ll need. There are some shops in Bogotá, but anything of decent quality has been imported, and is thus priced more to cover shipping and taxes. Seriously, bring art supplies.

For the time being, US Amazon has been offering free delivery and without duty on some items. We have an address in Bogotá to which you can safely have things shipped, and then someone can bring it up from the city.

Some of the better shops in Bogotá:

For paintings, artists generally work on temporary stretchers, and then roll the paintings. Silicone release paper can be handy for lining the paintings.

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  • Water bottle(s) – there isn’t drinking water in the studios, so it can be great to be able to bring your own supply from the main house while you’re working.
  • Shoes or boots for hiking – keep those ankles covered!
  • A good hat for the sun
  • Sunscreen
  • Audiophones: we work really hard to keep all spaces peaceful and quiet so folks can work.
  • Mosquito net for hat – some people have found these handy while hiking
  • Any sorts of creams or lotions that you really like – these things can be difficult to get here

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Carnivores: You can purchase sandwich meats and keep them in the refrigerator, or take a tuk-tuk into town and partake in one of the famous grilled meat plates of Colombia.

Vegans: The majority of our plates are vegan, although occasionally we do add some egg or dairy. Eggs are frequently the mainstay of breakfasts here, although we usually have granola and fruits available too.  If you’re vegan, you might need to step in and help with your meals. 

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FAQs

While there are buses from Bogotá to the nearby town, during this time of Covid we recommend you taking a car from the airport to ArteSumapaz. We can arrange the driver to meet you at the airport. The cost is about $75-80 US. We can pay the driver and you can reimburse us via Paypal if needed.

Also, we’ve been successful hailing an UBER from Bogotá. If you do so, you’ll want to take an Uber Comfort, as smaller cars can have a tough time on some of the roads.

Bus info, and how to get here from San Bernardo is all here

NOTE: driving up to ArteSumapaz from Bogota can be as quick as 2-1/2 hours in the middle of the night – but during the day, it can take several hours more. There is a lot of construction going on in Colombia these days!

Categories: AIRs, FAQs, Travel to Colombia

Art supplies of decent quality are difficult to purchase here – in general, we advise bringing as much as you think you’ll need. There are some shops in Bogotá, but anything of decent quality has been imported, and is thus priced more to cover shipping and taxes. Seriously, bring art supplies.

For the time being, US Amazon has been offering free delivery and without duty on some items. We have an address in Bogotá to which you can safely have things shipped, and then someone can bring it up from the city.

Some of the better shops in Bogotá:

For paintings, artists generally work on temporary stretchers, and then roll the paintings. Silicone release paper can be handy for lining the paintings.

Categories: AIRs, FAQs
  • Water bottle(s) – there isn’t drinking water in the studios, so it can be great to be able to bring your own supply from the main house while you’re working.
  • Shoes or boots for hiking – keep those ankles covered!
  • A good hat for the sun
  • Sunscreen
  • Audiophones: we work really hard to keep all spaces peaceful and quiet so folks can work.
  • Mosquito net for hat – some people have found these handy while hiking
  • Any sorts of creams or lotions that you really like – these things can be difficult to get here

Categories: AIRs, FAQs

Carnivores: You can purchase sandwich meats and keep them in the refrigerator, or take a tuk-tuk into town and partake in one of the famous grilled meat plates of Colombia.

Vegans: The majority of our plates are vegan, although occasionally we do add some egg or dairy. Eggs are frequently the mainstay of breakfasts here, although we usually have granola and fruits available too.  If you’re vegan, you might need to step in and help with your meals. 

Categories: AIRs, FAQs

Travel to Colombia

While there are buses from Bogotá to the nearby town, during this time of Covid we recommend you taking a car from the airport to ArteSumapaz. We can arrange the driver to meet you at the airport. The cost is about $75-80 US. We can pay the driver and you can reimburse us via Paypal if needed.

Also, we’ve been successful hailing an UBER from Bogotá. If you do so, you’ll want to take an Uber Comfort, as smaller cars can have a tough time on some of the roads.

Bus info, and how to get here from San Bernardo is all here

NOTE: driving up to ArteSumapaz from Bogota can be as quick as 2-1/2 hours in the middle of the night – but during the day, it can take several hours more. There is a lot of construction going on in Colombia these days!

Categories: AIRs, FAQs, Travel to Colombia