Art Chavón 2016

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The Altos de Chavón Cultural Center Foundation has just released the Art Chavón 2016 digital catalog, complete with an array of art work by current students, graduates, and Davidoff Artists in Residence! The catalog serves as an excellent way to view the complete collection that was on display in July at the School of Design’s new campus gallery in Santo Domingo. The exhibition not only raises awareness for the talent generated from this prestigious institution but also serves to benefit the school’s scholarship fund in the acceptance of more students, regardless of economic standing. The school starts the fall semester in September with the Fine Arts program as the core of Chavón’s focus.

Bright and talented individuals arise from the School of Design and go on to form excellent careers. Recently, we’ve acknowledged the work of Chavoneros who are making waves locally and abroad: Gustavo Peña displayed his first solo exhibit, “Unknown Adventures” at the Lyle O. Reitzel gallery, and Mariela Sabino, who works at Gucci in Paris, alerted our attention to Ambra Fiorenza’s fashion design career in Berlin, and Davidoff’s Diego Cruilli art exhibition “Hollow” at the BC Gallery of Berlin. Since the Altos de Chavón School of Design’s opening in 1983, it has graduated over 1,700 students in its two-year programs and over 10,000 in its short-term courses.

With more than 30 years of invaluable service to art and culture in the Dominican Republic, the Cultural Center Foundation looks to your support for the continued growth of the School of Design, its fields of study, and in particular, the Fine Art program which remains the only career currently in Altos de Chavón. The school year is about to start and the foundation is still interested in granting additional scholarships. Keep the ingenuity, craftsmanship, and beauty of the artist’s village alive by contributing to the foundation and acquiring a piece from the Art Chavón 2016 catalog. View the digital book and call the foundation at 809.563.2802 to make a purchase!


The Altos de Chavón Cultural Center Foundation, located in Dominican Republic, is a non-profit cultural and educational institution. Since 1983, it has been dedicated to the creation of a multifaceted arts community that includes visual arts, crafts workshops, performing arts and teaching programs.

With its other components—The Regional Museum of Archaeology, the Artists in Residence program, The Gallery, and The School of Design—The Foundation has contributed to the enrichment of the intellectual, artistic, and cultural panorama of the Dominican Republic for more than 30 years.

The Foundation’s work has reached many, with impressive results. Its diverse educational and arts programs, gives Altos de Chavón the cultural dynamism that nourishes and stimulates the creativity of the designers and artists of today and tomorrow.

In 2013, The Altos de Chavón Cultural Center Foundation celebrated 30 years of continuous and invaluable contributions to art and culture in the Dominican Republic giving each artist the opportunity to find their individual expression through constant research and development.


Founded in 1983, The Altos de Chavón School of Design offers careers in applied arts in the areas of Fine Arts, Visual Communication and Fashion. This type of intensive two-year program provides the graduates with an associate degree at a technical level, which provides them with a solid education that enables participants to compete as professionals in the field of design and arts both locally and internationally.

Graduates of the School of Design are eligible to transfer directly to Parsons School of Design in New York. More than 2,000 Dominicans and students from around the world have graduated from the School of Design, demonstrating that a solid background in design, parallel to an emphasis on the development of the industry is the best formula for a successful career.

The highly practical and market-oriented curriculum, provides students with a unique set of skills that allows them to be easily inserted into the work environment.

An exclusive look at the Art Chavón 2016 event in Santo Domingo and the art that can still be yours!

The seventh annual Art Chavón night, hosted by Dominique Bluhdorn, President of the Altos de Chavón Cultural Center Foundation was held last Wednesday, July 20th at the School of Design’s new Santo Domingo campus and gallery.