During the last weekend of July every year, a large number of the hundreds of painters, sculptors and craftsmen who live in Santa Teresa open the doors of their homes and ateliers to the public in order to show off their work. You can pick up some real bargains.
The organisers of tha Arte de Portas Abertas (roughly translated as Art Open House) provide a map of all the places you can visit and, like so many other occasions in Rio, it's an excuse for a weekend-long party for the residents of the borough and the 40,000-odd visitors.
Information in Portuguese can be found at www.chavemestra.com.br
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