The Most Captivating Photos from Tulum's Art With Me*GNP Festival

This mini Burning Man on the beach turned art into eco-activism.

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Phoebe Montague

Last month in Tulum, backpackers rubbed elbows with billionaires, and egos were set aside for the love of art, music, food, and wellness—all tethered to a sustainable agenda. Art With Me*GNP united a melting pot of people to collectively raise awareness, devise solutions, and initiate action to protect the trending cultural enclave through one multi-faceted, funky arts festival. It was one hell of a mentally—and visually—stimulating week. Here, a glimpse inside the exclusive, inspiring event.

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Treehouse Cocktail Party

Eco-hotel Azulik's imaginative treehouse-turned-art-gallery was the site of a VIP cocktail party hosted by Art With Me*GNP's Founder, David Graziano, and Santiago Guggenheim—great-grandson of Peggy Guggenheim.

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One Man's Trash

Brooklyn-based artist Alejandro Duran's visually striking environmental installation and photography project, Washed Up, showcased plastic waste from 58 nations across the globe along the Sian Ka'an Mexican coast. Duran's color-based sculptures and waste management advocacy earned him the festival's best social impact art award.

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Heart Wide Open

Daniel Popper captured the expansive perspective of the festival through this larger-than-life whimsical female warrior art installation on the beach.

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The Gamelatron

A 80-foot structure built by James Digiorgio and an elaborate sonic kinetic Gamelatron built by the visionary Aaron Taylor Kuffner was set beachside. Festival goers were transported on a bed from one end of the sculpture to the other as a makeshift orchestra of vibraphones, drums, chimes, and gongs (inspired by Indonesian Gamelan music) enveloped them—a fantastical sensory experience.

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Energetic Dome

Tatiana Trouve built this creative vortex where 250 pendulums descend from the peaks of a wood dome frozen in time by magnets underneath the floor. Viewings and immersive live-music meditation sessions were held in the space throughout the weekend.

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Light up Your Life

Straight from Burning Man, the 37-foot interactive art installation, Illumina, landed in the heart of Tulum, allowing visitors to take part in an immersive three-minute meditation. Each individual's unique energies merged together to activate a mesmerizing light show.

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Community Art Love Wall

Festival attendees and locals channeled their inner artist to collectively create this multicolored mural centered on the theme of love.

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Birds Eye View

Guests dine in Azulik's bird nest bungalows with a sherbet sky sunset view.

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Just Dance

The Tulum Treehouse on the beach was transformed into an otherworldly art presentation where Guernica Mexicana and Carlito Dalceggio entranced the audience with a three hour art, music, and dance performance.

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Aerial Silks Class

Ana Lesly Murillo took the festival to new heights with an aerial silks class and performance at a loft nestled in the jungle at one of Tulum's environmentally conscious hotels, Ahau.

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