SATURDAY JULY 20
– CECUT (Centro Cultural Tijuana): remarks by Illya Haro, curator and exhibition manager
– Culinary Art School: remarks by Jorge Gracia, architect and Javier González, director of Culinary Art School, followed by a light snack
– Modulo Prep Library: remarks by Gabriela Bendeck, member of CRO Studio
– VIA Corporativo: remarks by Ramón Guillot Lapiedra, architect
– Misión 19: remarks by Manuel Martínez, architect/designer, Javier Plascencia, award-winning chef and restaurateur and Adria Montaño, executive chef at Misión 19, followed by a multi-course meal
– Pablo Rasgado’s Monumental Sculpture: Mexico City-based artist Pablo Rasgado has transformed an abandoned house and store in Tijuana into minimal, monumental sculptures
– Casa GS: remarks by Jorge Gracia, architect and Steve Turner, director of Art | Baja Tijuana with a walk-through of the exhibition featuring the work of eight international artists
Tickets for the tour are $180 and include round-trip bus transportation and lunch at Misión 19. Tickets available online from the A+D Architecture and Design Museum>Los Angeles: http://aplusd.org/baja-tour
A portion of the proceeds to benefit the A+D Architecture and Design Museum>Los Angeles and Escuela Libre de Arquitectura, Tijuana.
PARKING + BUS PICK-UP
Bus pick up will be at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum>Los Angeles on Orange Grove at 8am with drop-off around 11pm. Please park on the 2nd level of the Petersen Automotive Museum garage for a parking rate of $12. Entrance to the garage is located off of Fairfax just South of Wilshire.
*VALID U.S. PASSPORT REQUIRED. Please email a scan of ticket holder’s passport to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 10th to facilitate a quicker border crossing back into the United States.
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Q: Do I need to take my passport?
Q: Do I need to have pesos?
A: It is not absolutely necessary. Most establishments accept credit cards or cash in US dollars. There also are currency exchange establishments throughout the city.
Q: How much are tickets for the Architecture & Culinary Tour?
Tickets for the tour are $180 and include round-trip bus transportation and lunch at Misión 19.
Q: Where can I buy tickets for the Architecture & Culinary Tour?
Tickets available online from the A+D Architecture and Design Museum>Los Angeles: http://aplusd.org/baja-tour or by calling 323.932.9393
Q: Can I attend the event without taking the architectural tour?
A: Yes you can. Aside from the architectural tour, every aspect of ABTJ is free. Each day there will be various scheduled activities and there will also be a map listing museums, galleries, restaurants and other places of interest for the one day visitor.
Q: I live in San Diego and would like to take the architectural tour. Can I board the bus in Tijuana?
A: If there is space available, you may do so, however as the bus is coming from Los Angeles, the cost will be the same. In the event that there are enough people who want to board the bus in Tijuana, we will book another bus which will likely commence at the border. In that case, there will be a lower ticket price for this bus.
Q: If I take the architectural tour bus from Los Angeles, will there be a long wait at the border when returning to the United States?
A: We are coordinating with the authorities to have an expedited entry. To do so, each passenger needs to send us a scan or photocopy of their currently valid passport by July 10th.
Q: Where do I board the bus in Los Angeles?
Bus pick up will be at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum>Los Angeles on Orange Grove at 8am with drop-off.
Q: Where do I park?
Parking is available on the 2nd level of the Petersen Automotive Museum garage for a rate of $12. Entrance to the garage is located off of Fairfax just South of Wilshire.
Q: What time will the bus arrive back in Los Angeles?
A: Around 11pm.
Q: If I choose to stay in Tijuana overnight, can you recommend a hotel?
A: For either of these hotels, you will get the reduced rate listed below by identifying yourself as a participant in Art Baja Tijuana. There are also other hotels listed online that are less expensive
Standard Room: $97 USD
Golf View: $113 USD
Suite: $130 USD
Ticuán (closest to the city’s nightlife)
Thursday night: $63 USD
Friday thru Sunday: Single $74 USD; Double $81 USD; Suite $110 USD
$75 USD (includes breakfast buffet)
Q: I am a student. Are there places to camp?
A: Not within the city.
Q: Can I drink the water?
A: You should only drink bottled water.
Q: Can I use my cell phone in Mexico?
A: Higher rates will apply. You should contact your carrier for more information.
Q: Can I get email on my cell phone?
A: Contact your service provider. In lieu of that, wifi is available in many places.