Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Give the most overworked sense a vacation with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a one-year family membership (a $50 value) to Arte Américas cultural museum, or you can opt for a one-year individual membership for $15 (a $30 value). The family membership includes two membership cards, plus admission for any number of family members. The individual membership includes one card and a guest pass. Both membership levels get you free admission for one year, and can also be used at the Fresno Art Museum. In addition, you'll get exclusive invitations to opening events and impromptu dance circles, discounts on Plaza Nights, and 10% off purchases in museum shops.
Arte Américas is a nonprofit cultural emporium of Latin-Americana that integrates more than 10,000 square feet of eclectic artwork, theater classes, live music, book readings, poetry slams, and many workshops. This season's summer concerts in the Plaza give you a chance to gyrate your hips to the sizzling cumbia of La Sonora Explosion Dinamitera (August 6); groove to the songs of Santana as delivered by Zebop (September 3); or anachronistically Charleston to 40-Watt Hype's fusion of hip-hop, Latin, soul, and R&B (September 10). And come Mother's Day, your membership puts you y tu mama tambien on the VIP list for the perpetually sold-out Rebozo Festival, which recognizes the achievements of Hispanic women in categories other than Being Salma Hayek. The laid-back atmosphere of Arte Américas is reflective of the vibrant Hispanic and Latino influences found throughout the museum as you stroll around, absorb the creative energy, and daydream about siestas where you're dreaming about siestas.
To cap your cultural awakening, stop by La Tiendita gift shop to peruse a variety of handcrafted pottery, art, linens, jewelry, and other artifacts. The artists who make the diverse items are mostly from Mexico, with a small portion from moon-based orchestras specializing in soundless compact discs. Arm yourself and your family with a satchel full of sponges and soak up a year's worth of cultural richness at Arte Américas with today's Groupon.