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El Mercado de Las Artes

Strolling mariachis and artwork by Hispanic artists from Arizona and New Mexico highlight this festive, casual and friendly annual marketplace, the largest of its kind in Arizona. Chat with more than 65 artists as they sell a range of distinctive and unique artwork. With art in every price range, the 14th annual El Mercado de Las Artes [formerly known as the Spanish Market] offers buyers a wide selection of objects from different Hispanic traditions, including Santos, pottery, embroidery, furniture making, painting, printmaking, and silver and tinwork. The Courtyard Café will offer a menu of festive and traditional foods.

The Mercado is free with a suggested donation of $10, which includes museum admission. The museum is open the same hours as the Mercado.

Featured artists

This year’s signature artwork is by local Phoenix artists Gennaro and Luciano Garcia, and honors the spirit of Frida Kahlo, the legendary 20th century Mexican artist. While visiting the Mercado, be sure to see the Heard’s exhibits Frida Kahlo – Her Photos and Las Favoritas de Frida: Selections From the Heard Collection.

Authors to sign books

Four authors will visit the Heard from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, to sign books on topics related to the art and culture featured at El Mercado de Las Artes:

At Books & More, the Heard’s bookstore:

  • Albert Quihuis, author of bilingual children’s books
  • Susan Topp Weber, author of the new book, Nativities of the Southwest
  • Stevie Mack, author of Day of the Dead Folk Art

In the Heard Museum Shop:

  • Charlotte Bell, author of Rich Roots, a book of photographs about the hooked rugs of Las Rancheritas women’s craft cooperative in Mexico

List of expected artists

Find an expected El Mercado artist from the list below, then click on the Artists Booth Map to find the artist’s location at the Mercado.

Artists Booth Map 2015 Mercado

02 – Marco Albarran
03 – Francesca Garcia
04 – Roger Montoya
05 – Andrea Vargas
07 – Oliverio Balcells
09 – Bill Cabrera
12 – Norberto Coronado
14 – Charlie Salazar
15 – Matthew Cordova
16 – Ruben Galicia
18 – Peter Ortega
19 – Edgar Fernandez
21 – Linda Pacheco
23 – Zarco Guerrero
24 – Monica Crespo
26 – Rafael Garcia
27 – Marco Adame
28 – Mary Ann Rodriquez Veatch
29 – Juan Lopez
30 – Carmen Lizarraga de Zarate
34 – Celeste Medina
38 – Martin Moreno
39 – Kathy & Patrick Murillo
40 – Irma Lopez /Isabelle Collins
43 – Mel Mendez
44 – Beto Perez
48 – Mel Rivera
50 – Pamel Enriquez Courts
51 – Gennaro Garcia
53 – Deedee Flores
54 – Mayling Garcia
55 – Richard Trujillo
56 – Veronica & Gabriel Sandoval
57 – Rosa Velasquez
58 – Mariquita Santos
59 – Ralph Sena
61 – Paula Roybal & Yvonne Ebelacker
62 – withdrawn
69 – Felipe de Jesus Horta Terra
74 – Jerry Montoya
75 – Timothy Martinez
76 – Carolyn Barela Bothwell
77 – Felipe Hernandez Vicente
78 – Armando Adrian Lopez
80 – Emma Gardner
82 – Jose Benavides
84 – Gina Santi
93 – Rigoberto Martinez
95 – Tomas Amaya
96 – Emily Costello
97 – Dyanne Janney
98 – Shane Casias
99 – Norma Garcia-Torres


The Heard Museum would like to thank our Signature Sponsor:
Gennaro and Luciano Garcia Signature Piece for El Mercado de las Artes

Phoenix artists Gennaro and Luciano Garcia created this tribute to Frida Kahlo for El Mercado de las Artes titled "Frida de mi Corazon."


Event Details

November 14 – 15, 2015
Saturday – Sunday

Saturday, November 14
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, November 15
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost:
Admission free: $10 suggested donation includes museum admission

Location:
Central Courtyard, Freeport-McMoRan Plaza

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