Over 16 years, one art store in Tulum has been celebrating Mexican artists in Tulum. Mixik opened its doors 16 years ago to visitors of Tulum and local residents who have not looked back on this unique Mexican art store. Sally Peterson, the owner of Mixik, has been living in Tulum for 20 years and wanted to celebrate the lifestyle and culture of the country she calls home.
Mixik is a unique Mexican art store
Sally has taken great lengths to provide Mexican art that is not found anywhere else in the area. She hand picked her artists many years ago and remains loyal to their products. Her continued travels through Mexico brings new artists and new art that does not stay in the store for very long. The success of Mixik has been her knowledge of Mexican art, the artists that produce them and her eye for detail.
The staff at Mixik are all women who are as committed to Mixik as Sally is to her artists. English is not spoken very often but they take great care of the international visitors who continue to come into the store looking for a unique gift, an piece of art that resembles their vacation or a token of Mexico that they can share with friends back home. Local residents appreciate the time and travel that Sally does and also browse the shop to furnish their homes located in Tulum, Akumal, Playacar and other towns in the Mayan Riviera.
Mixik in town and on the beach
20 years ago, Sally managed Zamas with her husband and developed a life long friendship with Dan, the owner of the hotel and restaurant. When Dan wanted to build a larger community on his beach property, one of the first businesses he thought of was Mixik. Dan supports local artists in the design of his hotel and restaurant and wanted to round out the celebration of Mexican art to include artists from around the country. Mixik opened the store on the beach road across from Que Fresco over 5 years ago and has maintained the success of the Town store.
Mexican art is colorful, extraordinary and creative
Day of Dead figurines, glass hearts, hand blown colored glass vases, glasses and plates. Hand painted ceramic, wall art, masks, clothing, home decor, furniture, journals, and much more. The colors are amazing, the designs unique. Sally has added copal incense, Mayan clay and organic lotions and body sprays to her list of items. Did we mention jewelry? Her collection is unlike other silver shops. There are items that are easily packed in your suitcase to take home. Others may have to be shipped if, like us, you fall in love with her large Day of the Dead paper mache figures, aluminum mirrors or hand painted wooden mirrors. Her collection is a great cross section of Mexican artists from all over Mexico and it is hard to choose which pieces you want to take home with you.
Check out what one customer said about Mixik
‘Mixik is a terrific store — the kind of place you hope you’ll stumble upon when you’re looking for that special gift or the take-home Mexican item of you dreams. The store carries an array of items from small to large in just about every price range. We took home a few terrific pieces from the carefully selected items here. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly — they even packed up my ceramic purchase in cardboard and bubble wrap so that I could get it safely home. Trust me — if you tire of the “souvenirs” you see in every stall, this is a great place to find something authentic and interesting. Check out Mixik — you’ll be happy you did.’