After numerous art fairs and the openings of new galleries, Rio now has its own art club: Art Jacaranda Club, which opened its doors earlier this month. Unlike a museum or gallery, the aim is to provide a space for Brazilian artists to meet and exchange ideas. The theme? Creative processes, the different ways of making art and the collective construction of art. 

Located in a 1914-built mansion in Santa Teresa overlooking the Sugar Loaf, entry to the art club is by invitation only, thus maintaining an intimate atmosphere. Those wanting to check it out can book visits soon. 

If you get the opportunity to visit, you will find endless works scattered throughout the property, by big names including Adriana Varejão, Carlos Vergara, Senise and Bechara. 

The idea is to turn the place into an informal gallery where members of the Art Club Jacaranda will be able to exhibit their new works. Incredible, no?