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Invitation to participate in Artists’ Marketplace @ MUSAN

As its pre-opening event, MUSAN: Museo de los Santos y Arte Nacional will host a local artists’ marketplace at its new location at 1673 Ave Ponce de León at Parada 24 in Santurce (near 787Coffee, Leonardo Fifth Avenue and BASE Co-Working).

Local artists in any medium are invited to participate and sell artworks directly to buyers. Buyers will be asked to make a separate contribution to MUSAN in lieu of any gallery commission or fees. There is no cost to the artist for participation.

This will not be a curated event. Participation will be open to any dedicated artist based on availability of display space. We have substantial wall space in several galleries plus glass-enclosed display cases and floor space.

The only qualification is that the artistic expression is interesting to the organizers.

Some museum/gallery professionals have said ‘You’re crazy, this will be CHAOS! But it could be very interesting!’ so we are calling the event CHAOS IN SANTURCE!

The goal of CHAOS IN SANTURCE will be to connect local artists to people interested in learning about the Santurce art scene and purchasing works directly from the artists.

Dates:  September 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 2022

Times:  Thursdays from 6-9pm and Saturdays from 4-9pm.

Other nights will be open by invitation to various groups and organizations that are interested in purchasing art and meeting local artists. When these events are held, the artists will be advised and invited to attend if they want to meet potential buyers.

How it will work: 

  1. Artists visit MUSAN and are assigned a space and install their work(s) any time before the event - first come first assigned space.
  2. Complete one inventory form for each work with contact information/price.
  3. Artists should attend public showings and will be invited to other events.
  4. Buyers will negotiate with each artist directly if you are at the event.
  5. If you are not at the event, MUSAN can facilitate contact by phone.
  6. Buyers will negotiate directly with the artist.
  7. Artist will charge* buyer directly and authorize release of work from MUSAN**.
  8. Artist will advise buyer of suggested donation/membership to MUSAN.
  9. Buyer takes their purchase home after presenting signed, authorized release.
  10. Everyone is HAPPY!

        *All participants must have a ‘Registro de Comerciante’ and valid ID.

**MUSAN is not responsible for any loss or damage to works – artists are advised to obtain their own insurance if this is a concern.

To visit MUSAN and reserve your space, contact Richard Holm 787-455-4216 or or visit MUSAN any Saturday 9am-1pm.

Upcoming Events

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MUSAN's Guide to the Santurce Arts District

We'll be back in September!

We are busy moving to our new building!

Please be patient as we move our collection.
We'll have a 'soft-opening' in September with our local artists' marketplace from September 15-29th.

We will open Museo de los Santos by appointment September 15 - October 29 (Gallery will be closed as we prepare for our opening exhibition).

Our grand opening and regular schedule will take place in early November - dates will be posted in October.

NARM MEMBERS: Private 'pre-opening' tour of collections and new building available any day by previous appointment!
Call Richard at 787-455-4216 or to schedule a visit!

Admission Starting November 2022
Days/Hours will be announced in October!

Gallery: $10/per person

Private Tour with Guide: $20/per person 
Gallery, Museo de los Santos & Ellie Pruess Collection

Private showings can be outside normal hours but must be confirmed in advance.

Monday Night Guided Tour &
nearby Bomba and Plena: $25/per person

5 minute walk to nearby bar with traditional afro-Caribbean music
(food/drinks not included).

Thursday Night Museum Tour
& walking tour of Santurce: $25/per person

20 minute walk to Plaza del Mercado - traditional marketplace with bars/restaurants
(food/drinks not included).
Admission rates do not apply for private events.


1673 Avenue Ponce de Leon, San Juan, PR 00909

Located near 787Coffee, Leonardos, Hotel San Jorge & BASE Co-working.

MUSAN Executive Offices
456 Calle Saldaña, San Juan, PR 00909

787-455-4216 - English/Spanish
787-455-4217 - Español/Inglés

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 Museo de los Santos Inc is  a certified nonprofit organization under the Puerto Rico Internal Revenue Code Section 1101.01 & qualifies for Law 20/22 annual contributions, as well as under the United States Federal Internal Revenue Service IRS Code Section 501(c)(3).

Click here for .pdf version of 1101.01 certification from Hacienda de Puerto Rico

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Museo de los Santos is a participant in the Nuestro Barrio project sponsored by Sacred Heart University.

Nuestro Barrio es un proyecto de la Universidad del Sagrado Corazón operado con apoyo del National Endowment for the Arts y el Economic Development Administration.

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