June 16-18, 2017 - SILVER CITY

Big, Thank You!
To all Participants, Volunteers, Staff and Attendees of
Fiesta Latina 2017

See you next year.



A FREE event for the entire family!

The Artisan Mercado, 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


Union of Women Weavers of Zinacantan

Union of Women Weavers of Zinacantan

Blouses, Scarves, Slippers, Table Runners, Cushions, Single Tablecloths, Bags.

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


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



Tradition marries tradition!

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.

  • Coa Silver and Reposado
  • Chinaco blanco and reposada
  • Pasote reposado, blanco, anejo
  • Riazul plata, anejo, reposado
  • Chamucos reposado,  blanco
  • Casamigos reposado, blanco, anejo

See if you can distinguish the subtle variations in coloring and flavor profiles between these artisanal tequilas.
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!

Buy Ticket

As a special treat, handcrafted clay tequileros from Oaxaca will be available for $5 with your Tasting Ticket. 


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




Elote – Mexican Corn on the Cob


Event Schedules

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
1Artisan Mercado10 AM - 8 PMWNMU Gardens
2Mariachi MusicMariachi Plata Noon-1 PMWNMU Gardens
3Ballet & FolkBallet Folklórico Paso Del Norte 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
1Artisans Mercado10 AM - 5 PMWNMU - Light Hall / Pavillion
2Come play with us! *Huachas 9:30 AM - 10:30 AMLight Hall
3Blessing of the fathers by Father Oliver from S. Vincent de PaulNoonHamilton Pavilion in the Gardens
4Elementary School StudentsBallet Folklorico de San Vicente De La Cienega 1 PMWNMU - Gardens Gazebo
5KIDS ACTIVITIESTraditional Latin Handcrafts , Arte Para Todos Noon - 3 PMWNMU - GARDENS
6MusicTrio los Amigos 2 PM - 3 PMWNMU - Gardens Gazebo

Our Event Sponsors

Check Who Makes This Event Possible!


Our Premier Artisan Sponsor:

Deming Moose Lodge 2088

Ann McMahon Photography



A big Thank You 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

Lynn Haugen and Julian Lee

The Buckhorn Saloon & Opera House

Ed and Michele Ludwig

Mary Finn

Frank Merritt and Carlene Roters

Bear Mountain Lodge/Blue Dome Gallery

Nan Spragens

Zoe Wolfe/Artist & Silver Architects

Gail Stanford and Herbie Marsden

Desert Springs Physical Therapy

Suzi Calhoun and Janey Katz

Better Homes and Gardens

Tom and Christine Stewart

Silver City Food Coop

Jodi and Jack Crocker

Travel Information



By road, train or air..
coming to or moving around Silver City,
this is the info you will need.



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



Find  a place to stay in beautiful Silver City.

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