The Wool and Brass Fair Is Different
By Jesús Aguado
The avant-garde designs offered by Sanmiguelense artisans are displayed daily at the Plaza Cívica from 9-10am from November 12 to 22.
The Wool and Brass Fair was held for the first time 37 years ago. Although it started at the Instituto Allende, it has taken place in several venues: salon el Alamo, salon los Pinos, and the Jardín. This year the event takes place at the Plaza Cívica and, according to the director of Economic Development, Tourism and International Affairs, Zonia Torres Saeb, this fair is different because it has a more professional focus, and it has better stands for displaying the products of more than 60 producers.
According to the director, the fair is taking place at the Plaza Cívica and not at the Jardín because San Miguel is more than just the main square. In addition, the Plaza Cívica is on the route for tourists going to the Ignacio Ramírez market.
Torres Saeb also commented that the group has had very little time for organizing this fair, but next year it will be even better. She also commented that her department will help the artisans to get public funds to improve their production and their products.
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