Relax in a cozy atmosphere with wonderful lunch prepared by a local chef, watch the artist paint. Meet a new friend, find an honest taxi, a good restaurant. Artist Internet Cafes will be the source of tourist info.Ok, the Artist Internet Cafes will be a cafe run by a local partner from the city that perhaps had a cafe and wanted to expand. Surrounding the cafe will be artist stalls where artist can paint, sculpt, carve, etc. The cafe will have a small store where we sell the artist work for the artist if they like. And also give good information to tourist. From an honest taxi driver to a hidden restaurant that is a real treat. Take the whole cafe and put it live on the internet, so a person could have coffee in New York and watch Juan paint his painting. Then bid on the artwork at our online auction. The artist pay no rent, we are there to help, if we sell their art, it is a 20% fee. At 5pm ANY hungry child can come and have good meal FREE. At 6pm we open the stage for a local talent contest online live. Example this month we are looking for singing sisters. The winners get $500 and a recording. With the land concessions for a place to grow our crops, we will teach people how to grow food and then we open a small fruit stand and sell the produce, we are teaching them to run a store. And we cook the food for the cafes, teaching how to cook. As the project grows, one day you will have Panama artist swap their stall with a Costa Rican artist for a month. We would show the world online the Artist Latin American. ALL I ask is a meeting to talk this over with the city leaders, political and police members also as well as local business owners. I will be looking for a partner in each area. Perhaps an old warehouse or Old large House would make a great place. The Cafe will be a meeting place for local and tourist alike. The cafe will have a list of recommended and unique owner operated businesses and places to see. The online auction could help the artist get much more for their art.
THE MAIN problem is I can not seem to get ANY response from the government or the tourism minister. I love Costa Rica and have for 25 years, but if they do not want this project I will open in Nicaragua. The point of this is promote peace and feed the kids and teach not preach. TOO politically correct could ruin a wonderful Pura Vida, and trying to get into Gods Domain, and dare to set yourself as better than the less fortunate. I have meet some wonderful people in Nicaragua, many worked very hard at low paying jobs, they were still wonderful people. It is Costa Rica and you have the right to do as you want, but you have a responsibility to the people you rule