Visit Quito during the Summer of the Arts
The historic center of Quito will be shining bright this August as light artists from Ecuador and France team together to cast multimedia projections onto the facades of the city’s most emblematic buildings for the 2017 Festival of Lights (August 9-13). The event is part of Quito’s new Summer of the Arts initiative, which will see three-dozen shows staged at theaters across the city, as well as a handful of top Latin American folk musicians performing on the summit of Itchimbia Hill. Quito will also debut a new gastronomy festival, Sal Quiteña, this month (August 1-15) to showcase the city’s exotic flavors. Restaurants across town have prepared special three-course menus that highlight regional dishes like fritada and seco de chivo.