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FIESTA LATINA

June 16-18, 2017 - SILVER CITY

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WHAT IS FIESTA LATINA

A FREE event for the entire family!

The Artisan Mercardo, ongoing music and performances are free to the public all day Saturday and Sunday.

Experience Latin rhythms and flavors, master artisans from across Mexico and artisanal tequila on the beautiful Western New Mexico University campus set in the mountains of the Southwest on Father’s Day Weekend 2017.

Ticketed events: Opening Reception and Dance, Tequila Tasting, Tobias Rene concert

¿QUÉ PASA?

DREAM CARVER “MANUEL JÍMENEZ”

DREAM CARVER “MANUEL JÍMENEZ”

WOODEN FIGURES "ALEBRIJES"

Handmade Designs

Handmade Designs

Graphic designs applied to clothing, bags, and jewelry.

Papel Amate Otomi from México Puebla

Papel Amate Otomi from México Puebla

Amate Paper and Handmade Embroidered Tablecloths

Weaving Origins

Weaving Origins

Beads Jewelery with Silver

Jimenez Art

Jimenez Art

Alebrijes

Popotillo broom Art called “Yolopopotli”

Popotillo broom Art called “Yolopopotli”

Landscapes elaborated with popotillo.

Arcelia Barbedo

Arcelia Barbedo

Jewelry and handmade accessories

Artesanía Rarámuri

Artesanía Rarámuri

The Rarámuri crafts of the Sierra Tarahumara

Alonso Enríquez Blanco

Alonso Enríquez Blanco

Painter & Muralist

Betty Avalos “Tehueke”

Betty Avalos “Tehueke”

Guajes and crafted jewelry

Weaving for Justice

Weaving for Justice

http://www.weaving-for-justice.org/resources-online-store

Traditional Latin Handcrafts

Traditional Latin Handcrafts

For Children Ages 4 and up

Arte Para Todos

Arte Para Todos

Mimbres Region Arts Council

Small Batch & Artisanal Tequila Tasting | $20 for 10 tastes.

Choose from 15 traditionally handcrafted tequilas from Jalisco, Mexico.

See if you can distinguish the subtle variations in coloring and flavor profiles between these artisanal tequilas.
Tequilas are classified by age; from the youngest, blanco or silver, to reposado, and on to the oldest, anejo. You want to sip small amounts very slowly, letting the spirit cover your entire tongue. It helps to lightly suck in a little air when tasting.
Join us on Light Hall Patio for this fun event, and keep track of your favorites. We look forward to hearing which taste, brand and style you preferred and why!

As a special treat, hand crafted, commemorative clay shot glasses will be available for $5 with your Tasting Ticket. 

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Tequila is more than a beverage. It is a region, a village, a culture and a history.

Repujado Class

Repujado Class

Discover Repujado - Metal embossing technique

Homemade tortillas and salsa. Tortilla making demonstration

Street tacos

Beef Jerky & Raw Honey

Burritos

Empanadas

Tamales

Elote – Mexican Corn on the Cob

Event Schedules

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1“Sneak Peek” and Opening Reception. Introduction of artisans, light snacks and cash bar *5-7 PMWestern New Mexico University - The Gardens
2Music, Dance *Baracutanga/Colombian dancers 7-9 PMWestern New Mexico University - The Gardens
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1Artisan Mercado10 AM - 8 PM
2Mariachi MusicMariachi Plata Noon-1 PMWNMU Gardens
3Ballet & FolkBallet Folklorico de San Vicente De La Cienega 1-2 PMWNMU Gardens
4Music & CapoeiraCapoeira El Paso 3-3:45 PMWNMU Gardens
5Samba!Samba Batucada Alma de Fogo 4-4:45 PMWNMU Gardens
6Music & CapoeiraCapoeira El Paso 5-5:45 PMLight Hall Theater
7Headliner *Tobias René 8 PMHunter Hall Plaza
8Kids ActivitiesArte Para Todos Noon - 4PMLight Hall Lawn
9WorkshopPercussion Workshop 11 AMLight Hall Theater
10Tequila Tasting *Tequila Tasting 1PM - 5PMWNMU Light Hall Patio
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1Artisans Mercado10 AM - 5 PMWNMU - Light Hall / Pavillion
2Blessing of the fathers by Father Oliver from S. Vincent de PaulNoon
3Elementary School StudentsBallet Folklorico de San Vicente De La Cienega 1 PMWNMU - Gardens Gazebo
4MusicTrio los Amigos 2 PM - 3 PMWNMU - Gardens Gazebo
5KIDS ACTIVITIESTraditional Latin Handcrafts , Arte Para Todos Noon - 3 PMWNMU - GARDENS
* Ticketed Event

Our Event Sponsors

Check Who Makes This Event Possible!

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A Big Thanks to these artisan sponsors:

FeVa Fotos

Michael Metcalf and Christine Rickman

Leonard Pritikin

Regalos de la Tierra Pottery Co.

Syzygy Tileworks

Leyba and Ingalls Arts

Travel Information

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Transport

By road, train or air..
coming to or moving around Silver City,
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Venue

Western New Mexico University Campus.
The Gardens and surrounding areas next to Light Hall Theatre.
1000 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM.

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Lodging

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