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Mujeres en Cambio Benefits from Holiday Art and Craft Bazaar with Santa

By Mary Norquist

Join in the fun on Saturday, November 28, when 12 local artisans show and sell their 100 percent handcrafted items at St. Paul’s Church, Calzada de Cardo 6, from 10am to 3 pm. You’ll find decorative items, jewelry, artwork, unusual gift items, and sweet treats and beverages. The artisans featured in this bazaar are mostly new to the San Miguel de Allende market.

Art and Craft Bazaar with Santa
Sat, Nov 28, 10am–3pm
St. Paul’s Church
Cardo 6
Benefit for Mujeres en Cambio

A handicraft, sometimes more precisely expressed as artisanal handicraft or handmade, is any of a wide variety of work where useful and decorative objects are made completely by hand or by using only simple tools, including work with textiles, moldable and rigid materials, paper, and plant fibers. Usually the term is applied to traditional techniques of creating items (whether for personal use or as products) that are both practical and aesthetic.

Handcrafting has its roots in the rural crafts—the material-goods necessities—of ancient civilizations, and many specific crafts have been practiced for centuries, while others are modern inventions or popularizations of crafts, which were originally practiced in a limited geographic area.

Many hand crafters use natural, even entirely indigenous, materials while others may prefer modern, non-traditional materials, and even up-cycle industrial materials. The individual artisanship of a handcrafted item is the paramount criterion; those made by mass production or machines are not handicraft goods.

A special guest, Santa Claus, will be at the bazaar as well. Bring your camera or phone camera to get your picture taken with Santa. Or bring your children, pets, or just yourself. We’ll take up to three pictures for a 50 pesos donation.

This bazaar is a partial benefit for Mujeres en Cambio, a not-for-profit organization that gives scholarships to underserved young women in the rural areas surrounding San Miguel.


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