La Concha and the Joy of Local Art & Culture - La Concha
group of people wearing the commemorative la concha resort and las fiestas de san sebastian shirt design

La Concha and the Joy of Local Art & Culture

La Concha Resort collaborates with the School of Plastic Arts and Design

The joy of our most-awaited local festival, Fiestas de San Sebastian, is felt at La Concha with local art exhibitions and works of students from the Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico (School of Plastic Arts & Design) in San Juan.

A display of local art, creativity and culture from the traditional festivities were presented at the main lobby, as part of a collaborative alliance which seeks to support the development of this important institution.

All of this in accordance with La Concha’s 65th all-year long celebration, which included around 240 hotel employees wearing commemorative t-shirts during the festival, designed by Jehiel Franco Torres, a young Puerto Rican student in his final year at the design school. With his shirt design, apart from the opportunity to exhibit his piece, it was also sold to the public along with more art pieces from fellow students, and all proceeds were in benefit of the institution.

art student jehiel franco torres wearing shirt designed by him in front of yellow wall and blue door

Art students with artwork presented at the Pop-Up exhibition at La Concha were:

  • Karilian López
  • Alana Zayas
  • Faviola Ortiz
  • Analaura González
  • Rebeca Almeda Nieves
  • Jehiel Franco Torres


As La Concha’s General Manager Mike Rivera said, “The Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño is an institution which shares the historic richness, cultural vision and entrepreneurial mission that go hand in hand with that of La Concha Resort. During the San Sebastian Festival weekend, the Condado area is like a prelude to the festivities in Old San Juan. We invited everyone to make La Concha their first stop, and take advantage of the art exhibits and sales for the benefit of one of the most important educational institutions of Puerto Rico. It is a great opportunity to support local talent, local artist education, and our culture”. This was the first of a series of collaborations that will take place through the year.

For the school, this is a great opportunity given by La Concha and The Condado Collection for the public to see and enjoy the great local talent and high-level of their students, and for the students to be supported in their educational development, and amplify their talents and achievements. The enthusiasm and gratitude for this collaboration is mutual, where

The Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño (School of Plastic Arts and Design) is a non-profit organization institution established as an autonomous government entity since August 22, 1990. Founded in 1965, in its beginnings it was part of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture.