If you want to take in the work of local artists, head to Guatemala’s oldest art gallery, Galería El Túnel (Boulevard Los Próceres 15-60 Zona 10, 2nd Floor, tel. 2363-4744, galeriaeltunel [at] yahoo [dot] com), featuring the work of more than 100 artists.
Another good art gallery worth checking out is el attico (4a Avenida 15-45 Zona 14, tel. 2368-0853, elatticogal [at] msn [dot] com).
Next door to one of the finest restaurants in the city, Carlos Woods Arte Antiguo y Contemporáneo (10a Avenida 5-49 Zona 14, tel. 2366-6883/84, www.carloswoodsarte.com, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Sat.) features a variety of exhibitions from local artists in a well-lit minimalist setting. Check the website for current exhibitions.
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