Mark your calendar for November 13-15, 2009 when the 8th Annual Feria Maestros del Arte folk and indigenous art show will be held in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. More than 60 artists from Jalisco, Michoacán, Guerrero, Yucatán, Mexico, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Hidalgo, Guanajuato, and Veracruz will attend to sell their extraordinary art.
Feria Maestros del Arte is a “heart” show – not just another “art” show.
The Feria, a legal Mexican and US non–profit organization, hosts a yearly Mexican indigenous and folk art show in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. Donations made to the Feria from Mexico and abroad are tax deductible.
The indigenous folk art of Mexico is in danger of disappearing if artists cannot find outlets to sell their work. The Feria offers them a venue at no charge – for many, the sales they make at the Feria are the largest portion of their yearly income.
Organized by an army of volunteers, artists do not pay any fees or percentage of sales. They are hosted by local families, fed, and assisted with their transportation costs.
The hosts’ participation in the Feria makes for a unique community experience. Every year, extraordinary cross-cultural bonds are forged between families of diverse backgrounds.