Skip to main content

Altos de Chavon: Art Village of the Dominican Republic

www.altosdechavon.com

The Altos de Chavon Amphitheatre is a 5,000 seat open-air Grecian-style amphitheater, inaugurated with The Concert for the Americas in August 20, 1982.

But the theater is only the heart of what The New York Times described as "A new international arts center that is almost a work of art in itself..."
Known as Altos de Chavon for its lofty location over the Chavon River, the arts center looks more like an Italian Renaissance hill town in Tuscany than the Caribbean community that it is. Indeed, the whole idea behind the project is to stimulate a cultural renaissance in the Dominican Republic.

Read:
A NEW ART VILLAGE RISES IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
By ROBERT J. DUNPHY for The New York Times
Published: January 11, 1981