2nd Annual Feria de Artesanías
(December 3, 2016) The 2nd Annual Feria de Artesanías helped to promote public support of local businesses and artisans during the holiday buying season. The fair which is sponsored by the Hispanic Federation was held in the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center in El Barrio. Artisans and vendors representing various Latino countries offered up an assortment of handmade arts & crafts, as well as traditional edibles and libations. Members of PRIDA were also presente!
Live entertainment loaned a festive mood to part of the day, though public turnout was much lighter than last year. Some attributed the lapse to promotional shortfalls by event organizers. The hope is that the fair will continue to serve as one of the few opportunities for local Latino/a artisans to offer the community real hand-crafted creations for their homes, instead of cheaply made factory imports.