PHOTO STORY: The Caribbean’s ArteViva festival

October 3, 2013

While most of Costa Rica is weathering storms, the Caribbean coast is celebrating the region’s summer weather with art, music and plenty of dancing. Puerto Viejo’s Arte Viva festival raged on all weekend long featuring artists from across the country and even a performance from Malpaís keyboardist turned Youth and Culture Minister, Manuel Obregón. Though the turnout was lower than expected, Tico Times photographer Crush Boone was there to capture the event.

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A drummer from Sixaola’s independent marching band performs during Friday’s parade at the Arte Viva festival.


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Dancers flooded the streets during a parade at the beginning of Puerto Viejo’s ArteViva Festival.


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Sixaola marching band drummers spin their bass drums around their necks during a parade at Puerto Viejo’s ArteViva festival.


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Spectators watch the ArteViva parade from the porch of Casa de la Cultura in Puerto Viejo.


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An art show on the front porch of Casa de la Cultura in Puerto Viejo.


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A child looks at photographs on display in the Casa de la Cultura.


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Manuel Obregon performs at ArteViva Sept. 27 2013


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A sub sits on the sidelines during ArteViva’s basketball tournament.


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The winners of ArteViva’s basketball tournament hoist their trophy into the air in celebration.


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A high school marching band performs during the ArteViva parade.


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Drummers from the Sixaola’s independent marching band perform during ArteViva’s parade.


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Drummers from Sixaola’s independent marching band.


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Microphones sit unattended after the performances at ArteViva’s opening celebration.


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