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Latin American Festival/Mata Ortiz Pottery Market

4133 Taylor St
San Diego, CA 92110
http://www.bazaardelmundo.com/

Region: Mission Valley and Old Town
Date: August 2 - 4, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Festival ends early on Sunday, at 5:00 PM.

Price: Free Admission

Diane Powers' annual Latin American Festival & Mata Ortiz Pottery Market serves up one of the nation’s most extensive collections of authentic Mexican folk art, traditional clothing and textiles, colorful collectibles and dazzling jewelry - in addition to nonstop musical entertainment and authentic Mexican cuisine.

The weekend of August 2 to 4, Bazaar del Mundo's parking lot will be transformed into a vibrant marketplace ensconced beneath a colorful array of shading umbrellas, where festival-goers can enjoy live demonstrations as artists hack away at wooden stumps to reveal life-like animal figures, weave hand-pulled wool into intricate textiles and skillfully paint delicate designs onto hand-formed clay pots.

Guest artisans from ChihuahuaMexico, are expected, creating eye-popping Mata Ortiz pottery, a centuries-old art form renowned for its hand-painted geometric and ancestral symbols. Artisans from MexicoGuatemalaPeruEcuador and various other Latin American countries will each showcase their traditional crafts and highly sought-after hand-made goods.

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