San Miguel Allende Art Retreat - January 11-17, 2020


Hi PSSC members,

In 2018 I attended a workshop hosted by Richard McKinley at San Miguel Allende. We painted for 7 days and I had a fabulous time. I took my wife in 2019, stayed at the same hotel, Casa de la Noche, did not paint, but visited art galleries, studios, artists and sketched.

The hotel is 3 blocks from the city center, which has lots of restaurants, shops, and great Spanish architecture. The hotel has 14 fantastic rooms, with courtyards, decks, and a painting studio that will hold 12 painters.

I am going again in 2020, staying at the same hotel, but I will be painting this time. I have asked PSSC members if they would like to join our group to paint, and the owner of the hotel has offered to host a art show.

I am not an official host for this event, but I will organize events for each day, such as painting locations that we can walk to, traveling to other beautiful painting spots by taxi. We will visit art galleries, artist studios and visit and paint the best of San Miguel.

I think we have about 5 artists signed up already, and will be looking to have another 5 artist before the date, Jan 11 to 17, 2020. If you would like more information, please email at

You can also call the hotel at 831 373-8888 , ask for Barbara the owner, about Mike Ishikawa’s painting group. Look at the web site for the hotel “Casa de la Noche”, or visit the web site for the town of San Miguel Allende, and see the wonderful sites.

– Mike Ishikawa