Our Founders

Art With Me is an international arts, music and cultural festival curated to inspire us to be more connected to ourselves and build awareness about the environmental issues that affect us locally and globally. It is a community-driven festival that curates art, talks, music, wellness and cultural experiences as a platform to inspire change and foster awareness amongst attendees. The festival debuted in 2018 with the goal of uniting businesses, tourists and the local community to spearhead environmental and cultural initiatives for the benefit of Tulum.

We have gathered some of the most prominent venues in Tulum to host a collection of experiences that highlight artistic innovations across a variety of platforms…culinary, visual, cultural and experiential, all to draw attention to the  environmental issues that affect us locally and globally.

It is our mission to forge alliances that have a direct impact on local infrastructure and sustainability, with better business practices and municipal support. The festival weaves together an eclectic mix of experiences imagined by world-renowned artists, live and electronic music acts, speakers, yoga teachers, mindfulness leaders, and top chefs using art as a lens to examine our impact on the world around us.

The five-day immersive journey consists of larger-than-life art installations, interactive art experiences, inspiring talks, culinary pop-ups, unforgettable parties, intimate live concerts wellness workshops and activities for kids. Join us as we  take over Tulum’s beaches, jungles, most beloved venues, hotels, and restaurants to deliver a one of a kind festival experience to heighten your awareness and enchant your senses.


Artist, creative visionary and hospitality pioneer. David has founded and designed some of the most iconic nightclubs and restaurants in New York City, including The Pink Elephant, Bagatelle, Gansevoort 69, Kiss & Fly, and RDV. David visited Tulum for the first time in the early 2000s and set out to design Ahau Tulum hotel. Since then the Ahau Collection has grown to include: Alaya Tulum , Villa Pescadores Tulum, Kai Hotel and Beach Club Tulum, Canzul, and Aluna. David founded Art with me in 2018 with the desire to bring the world’s best artistic talent to Tulum while helping support sustainability of the local eco-structure.


Matt is a creative producer, extending his roots through music, experiential design, and the built environment. As a New York native, he was an integral part of the Cityfox Experience and the permanent venue, Brooklyn Mirage, opened in 2015. Since then he has gone on to become Director of Production for the Summit Series events.

We need more creative ways to share information, to cooperate among the different forces and to all work toward a common goal. Through the power of inspiration and art, we can open up that window and change the way things operate within this beautiful city, to protect it for generations to come.