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Art and Travel Come Together for a Good Cause

Art and Travel Come Together for a Good Cause

ArteMita Workshop at St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

Ever notice how seeing the wonders of the world usually involves craning your neck around bobbing heads or rising before dawn to avoid crowds? What if a trip to a luxury Mexico resort with your kids involved creating your own wonders of the world? And what if those wonders helped a school in Mexico?

Costa Verde International SchoolCosta Verde International SchoolAt the St. Regis Resort in Punta de Mita, Mexico (a luxury beach resort), Thanksgiving will be a celebration of art with artist Lizette Aguilar. She'll be hosting 2-hour art workshops (ArteMita) and working hands-on with children and adults throughout the holiday season. Art produced will be auctioned off to raise money for the Costa Verde International School (CVIS) in neighboring Sayulita.

A special exhibition of Aguilar's work will be on display through January 2012 in the resort's Altamira Lobby with 10% of proceeds from her work being donated to CVIS.

Artemita at St. Regis Punta MitaArtemita at St. Regis Punta Mita"I am thrilled to offer visiting children and students from neighboring Sayulita the opportunity to experience a complete immersion in discovering Mexico's colorful and exuberant culture," says Lizette. "I hope to help create unforgettable memories and mementos for guests while raising donations in support of CVIS."

This is the second ArteMita for a Good Cause workshop hosted by the resort. The first event raised more than $1,000 for the school. If you want to interact with the school directly, follow Costa Verde on Twitter and Facebook.

About St Regis, a luxury beach resort in Mexico

courtesy of Starwood's St. Regis Punta MitaCourtesy of Starwood's St. Regis Punta MitaWe have to be honest. This story arrived via a press release and we haven't visited St Regis personally - but we did our research. To say it's well-loved would be an understatement. The more than 175 reviews on TripAdvisor point to a loyal and happy customer base. The St. Regis' Facebook community is vocal and their Twitter community loves them too.

So we did a little more digging...

There are 89 rooms and 31 suites serviced by a 10,000 sq/ft spa. And it's on the beach... We stopped reading here and decided this was the place for us to spend the rest of our natural lives. Seriously.

If you're considering a Thanksgiving getaway with your family, check out this luxury beach resort in Mexico. Rooms start at approx. $400 per night and space in the ArteMita workshop is extremely limited.

St Regis Punta Mita Resort reservations can be made by calling 877-250-8871 or via email at puntamita.butler@stregis.com.

When you travel, do you look for ways you can experience the local culture while giving back to the community? Share your most memorable art vacation - follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook and let's start talking!

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