The Machmar Art Center is now open to the public. Provided with an auditorium for 90 people, exhibition rooms, for performing arts; geology and volcanology exhibitions; as well as a documentation center and a coffee shop.
After many years of hard work, the new Machmar Windmill Art Center (CAMM for its initials in Spanish) is looking to become the epicenter of culture in Puerto Varas. Located in a building donated by the Wellman family, this project makes a state-of-the-art and innovative infrastructure available to the public as a contribution to the cultural and economic development of this area.
“The objective of reclaiming this old windmill is to generate an area for the development of cultural and artistic activities. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of the people in the region and of those visiting the area, through culture. ”, claims Víctor Wellmann, member of the CAMM board of directors. This project materialized thanks to the financing of competitive funds, a multidisciplinary team of professionals, and the sponsorship of 10 local companies.
The new three-story Cultural Center is provided with an auditorium for 90 people, exhibition rooms, for performing arts, and geology and volcanology exhibition rooms. As well as a documentation center and a coffee shop.
Plays in january
On Friday the 20th and Saturday the 21st of January, Camila y Silvio, a duo of Latin American Folklore will host a concert. Through guitar, charango, drum and two voices they perform traditional Chilean songs. Both musicians started playing together in 2014, where they joined their voices, recording an album with Chilean, Bolivian, and Argentinian music.
Likewise, on January 26, the theater company La Laura Palmer will present “Los que vinieron antes (Those who came before)”, a documentary and biographical play, in which a grandson and his grandparents remember different moments on their lives. Three men that sit together around the table for the first time, remembering stories that make them who they are now.