Monday, June 17, 2024

Fair celebrating folk, indigenous art on this weekend in Chapala

The 18th annual Feria de Maestros del Arte (Masters of Art Fair) folk art exhibition will be held at Lake Chapala, Jalisco, this weekend.

The fair will bring together nearly 100 folk artists from all over Mexico to display and sell a wide range of arts and crafts, including alebrijes, ceramics, baskets, textiles, toys, guitars, jewelry and much more.

Held at the Chapala Yacht Club, the fair also features many displays of traditional and authentic music and dance.

It also hosts a daily raffle of a select piece of art, the proceeds of which go to the charity Operation Feed, which dispenses a weekly bag of food to 96 needy families in the nearby town of San Juan Cosalá.

Since the first Feria de Maestro del Arte in 2002, the event’s organizers have worked to create an environment that fosters Mexico’s many diverse folk art traditions, providing artists with a venue to sell and promote their work so that they are not forced to give up their art to find other economic opportunities.

Each year’s fair conserves tradition while showcasing new artists and styles. The organizers recognize that “traditional folk art may be reactive and innovative to the times,” and about half of each year’s lineup includes artists new to the fair.

This year’s fair will be held on November 8-10, from 9:30am-5:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 9:30am-4:00pm Sunday. Tickets cost 80 pesos (US $4).

Chapala is located about 40 minutes south of Guadalajara. More information about the fair as well as detailed biographies and descriptions of the featured artists and their work can be found on the fair’s website.

Mexico News Daily

Have something to say? Paid Subscribers get all access to make & read comments.
Worried guests gather around a hot tub in Puerto Peñasco

Wife of US tourist who died in Puerto Peñasco hot tub electrocution files US $1M suit

When she saw her husband struggling under the water, Zambrano jumped in to help, only to be electrocuted herself.
A group of mostly Black migrants, some of whom maybe be undocumented foreigners, walks down a Mexican highway under a bright sun.

Nearly 1.4 million undocumented migrants detected in Mexico so far this year

The National Immigration Institute (INM) data on encounters from January to May is almost double the number for all of 2023.
NOAA satellite imagery of low pressure system in Gulf of Mexico

Meteorologists monitor possible tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico

A low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico could become a tropical storm by midweek, as torrential rains hit the Yucatán peninsula.