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Independent Mexican Design: Take Five

By Jade Arroyo


Velas con corazón, Gisela en su estudio

The fifth Bazaar of Art and Alternative Design will soon take place, bringing the best of young independent designers to San Miguel one more time.

The bazaar’s purpose is to empower and promote the talent of young independent designers, as well as to create awareness about the importance of supporting these entrepreneurs by buying their products.

The format of the event is an itinerant market formed exclusively by designers and creators, showing pieces and products produced by hand in Mexico. Each time, there is a change of the designers’ selections to make the bazaar fresh and interesting. Most of the artisans showcased are from outside San Miguel; they bring a contemporary and fun vibe to town, so please stop in to visit!

We invite you to see the newest presentations and trends in fashion, jewelry, toys, footwear, lamps, handbags, plants, skin care, gourmet food and more. Some of the cool featured designers this time are Lunática jewelry, Alejandro López printed silk scarves and handbags, leather footwear and small goods by Kiin, Iluminarte (lamps integrated with an living plant inside of them), Guadalajara designer Rosa Salvaje’s interior design and vintage accessories, felting and art in wool by Japanese artist Akiko, lamps made with vintage phones by Lamparófonos, post-modern Mexican kitsch by Lolas Company, Adriana HV artwork, Mr. C. printed shoes and bags, updated huipiles by Jade Mexican Designs and clothing by Dana Macorina from León.

You can also try the delicious organic products by Río Turquesa, such as coffee and flavored butter, and the amazing products of Lavanda (from Puebla), which use lavender as the main ingredient for many things, from home-made marmalade to toys.

Allow these young, independent and brave designers to keep creating by buying their work.

For further information about the bazaar (which will be open Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17) and featured designers, visit the Facebook page Bazar de Arte y Diseño Alternativo de San Miguel. Look for the flamboyant giant puppets (mojigangas) at the entrance. Kids and pets are welcome.

Fifth Bazaar of Art and Alternative Design
Sat & Sun, Aug 16 & 17, 10am-6pm
Ancha de San Antonio 28
Free entrance

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