This past Saturday, from our outreach table at the Xochimilco market, we had the pleasure of meeting a member of an organization known as Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art. The organization works to preserve and promote the folk art and traditions of Oaxaca, Mexico, through public awareness and exposure programs in both Mexico and the US.
This Friday, August 12, they will be holding an event at the Museo Estatal de Arte Popular Oaxaca in San Bartolo Coyotepec. The event is to present/announce winners for their 2nd Annual Young Artist's Contest. The winners of the contest receive educational scholarships. In addition, the artisans work will be on display during the event.
For more information about the organization please visit
WHO: Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art and the join together to promote artisans in Oaxaca.
WHAT: An event to admire the work of local artisans, including an award ceremony for the winners and honorable mentions of the 2nd Annual Young Artist Contest.
WHEN: Friday, August 12 at 12:00 p.m.