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Local Keeps introduces Costa Rican artisans to the world

From mango-seed necklaces, to traditional chorreador coffee-makers, to hand-stitched bags, Local Keeps highlights Makers with a passion for Costa Rica.

A look back at our 5 questions for Costa Rican photographer Ivannia Alvarado

Capturing emotions through the lens of a camera to provoke a social impact: that's what drives Costa Rican amateur photographer Ivannia Alvarado.

5 questions for Costa Rican artist Andrés Gudiño

Andrés Gudiño discusses how his love of drawing and his drive to explore sexuality through participatory art.

5 questions for Costa Rican photographer Ivannia Alvarado

"If someone isn’t doing it, why shouldn’t I do it? If it’s not being done, you invent it. You go there, do it and learn."

The art and humor of Hugo Díaz lives on at an Alajuela exhibit

Díaz's work is known for his details, crowd scenes and his sharp wit. He touched on themes of inequality, corruption, political life and tiquicia in general – and he was very funny.

5 questions for Costa Rican painter Mari Carmen Prada

"If you try to make art that is simply beautiful, it’ll never be only beautiful. Art is always a response to something, whatever it is."

‘The Dictator’s Granddaughter’ premieres in San José

Natalia Arias stars as a young woman trying to reconcile her childhood memories with some hard truths.

Costa Rican Indigenous Community: A Photographer’s Love Letter

An exhibit opening today at the Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center in San Pedro offers an intimate glimpse into Cabécar family life.

5 questions for a Costa Rican painter: How a prison sentence sparked a passion for art

Artist Navil Leytón found his talent at the least expected place: behind bars. Now he's sharing his gifts with others.

5 questions for a Costa Rican belly dancer

"The most beautiful thing about belly dancing is the contribution to self-esteem." Passionate belly dancer Kerlyn Araya steps into our Weekend Arts Spotlight.

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