Club de Yates de Chapala was inaugurated in 1960. Many of the original Guadalajaran and local families who were members when the Club opened, are still members today. Whereas the level of water in the lake was once in peril, Lake Chapala has rebounded due to several years of heavy rainfall, a local group Los Amigos del Lago applying for and being granted membership in Living Lakes (a non-governmental worldwide project to save lakes), and other intervention on the lake's behalf.
Located on the shore of Lake Chapala, Club de Yates de Chapala's beautiful facility includes boat launching and storage, restaurant, swimming pool, soccer field, and beautiful grounds. Whereas, a few years ago, you would not have seen pleasure boats on the lake, today the boat tours to Mexcala and Alacran Islands are up and running from the Chapala pier, and members of the yacht club regularly take out their sailboats, etc. to enjoy the lake.
Comodoro (commodore) Juan Luis de Limelette is dedicated to bringing culture and new members to the yacht club. The Feria was delighted when in 2007 this facility became the new home for Feria Maestros del Arte. We hope to be here for many years to come. The location is a beautiful one with all the white tents set up against the backdrop of Lake Chapala.
The folk and indigenous art available at this show is diverse and there are no middle-man prices because the artists pay nothing to attend the show - no booth fee, no percentage of sales, they are housed with local families and fed while at the show. We are very grateful to the Club de Yates de Chapala for allowing us to use their facility.
Club de Yates de Chapala is very easy to find - it is nestled between two Mexican seafood restaurants on Paseo Ramon Corona as shown on the map.
For information about the Club de Yates de Chapala, call Claudia Avalos, Manager, 376 765 2276 or 045 333 570 7718 (cellular).
For further information on Feria Maestros del Arte, please contact Marianne Carlson (01152 from outside of Mexico) (376) 765 7485 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Donna Williams (01152 from outside of Mexico) (376) 765-5937 or email email@example.com.