First Bazaar of Art and Alternative Design

By Jade Arroyo

This weekend the first Bazaar of Art and Alternative Design in San Miguel offers offers shoppers a different experience, a cross between an art marketplace and a cultural center.

Supporting design in Mexico, the main idea is to promote direct sales, where consumers meet creators and you can buy something incredibly beautiful and original, knowing who designed it and helping support artistic creation in this country. The new space is intended as a platform to encourage designers and independent artists in Mexico. This is a project that seeks to create a concept: working together to empower Mexican design and provide jobs and expansion. The first Bazaar of Art and Alternative Design San Miguel will be held at the Instituto Allende, at Ancha de San Antonio 20, from 10am to 6pm. Admission is free to the general public. There will be music, entertainment and food. On Saturday, demonstrations offashion and accessories by some of the participating designers will take place.

More than 40 designers and artists will show their work this weekend, exhibiting unique jewelry (such as Roberto Buchanan’s), photography, industrial design, accessories, fashion, and much more.

Fábrica Social. This is a social enterprise formed by an organization that promotes the development of women textile artisans.

Friducha. An art collective that works in various media to create functional art inspired by the legendary painter Frida Kahlo, an icon of Mexican women and culture.

Mariposas San Miguel. A women’s cooperative that uses the butterfly a symbol of peace to stop violence against women: handnags, embroideries, hats and other products.

Titatintero. A young independent artist creates illustrations applied in jewelry and cameos.

Machuca. A brand that combines illustration, design and art using traditional and digital techniques.

Jorge Quero. Jorge Quero is a young industrial designer who works in innovative and contemporary lighting design.

Helena Frigola. Baby clothing with patchwork detail made entirely by hand.

ZyndiePOP. “Where digital and traditional meet,” this a line of designs offers beautiful illustrations on cushions, cards and jewelry.

Tía Meme Tejedora. Hand-woven shoes using traditional techniques with contemporary design.

For more information, visit the Facebook page for Bazar de Arte y Diseño Alternativo de San Miguel.


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