14th Annual Folk Art Festival

 

Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 20, from 10am - 4pm

Meet some of Mexico's finest folk artists, watch live demonstrations, and learn about their craft as they demonstrate techniques and expert craft skills. Artists come from all corners of Mexico to participate in this festival celebrating Mexico’s arte popular. Each artist brings unique techniques and folk artwork, but all bring the same passion for Mexico's rich folk art traditions.

This year we are joined by:

  • Miguel & Daniel Paredes, a father and son team, bring Ceramic Day of the Dead Figures from Puebla. From tiny traditional figures to fantastical small scale sculptures, their work will draw you in.
  • Jacobo Ángeles Ojeda brings intricately hand-carved and hand-painted alebrijes from San Martin Tilcajete.
  • Audias & Mariana Roldan join us from Guerrero and offer a variety of paintings on amate, a type of bark paper.
  • Pedro Montaño Lorenzo from Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca brings woven rugs, pillows, wall décor and more, all made on a Foot Pedal Loom.
  • Pascuala Vazquez of Chiapas demonstrates weaving on a back strap loom. From beautiful blouses to rebozos, her items are not to be missed!
  • Alejandra Nuñez Guevara brings traditional blue and white Talavera Pottery from Puebla.
  • The Mondragón Family from Toluca has brought their colorful sugarskulls to the Museum for 25 years. Using a technique that has been passed down through five generations, each sugar skull has its own unique touch.