Mujeres Mercado is one year old! Our anniversary will be held Sunday, March 22 in the historic Eastside, where Mujeres Mercado was born, in a community we are proud to have opened our storefront & cultural center, The Vibrant Community. With such a diverse and beautiful history, the Eastside is an economy that we're excited to contribute to. Last year, Mujeres Mercado proudly generated more than $30,000 that went directly into our network of mujer-powered talented and creative handmade businesses. This figure is particularly important to us, because it means our Mercado is making an impact in connecting local-economies directly into women-led independent businesses and alternative economies. This year, we’re excited to grow our market and welcome San Antonio communities across the Sunset Station tracks to the beautiful garden grounds of Southwest Workers Union, as we honor and build new alternative economies with Mujeres Mercado on the historic Eastside.
Our markets will continue to boast new and creative handmade pieces, with a wide variety of fine artisanship, including; handmade jewelry, furniture, paintings, clothing, textiles, and household cositas. All handmade, all the time, we are proud to say that Mujeres Mercado is the ONLY San Antonio Mercado to boast all handmade, carefully curated finds and proudly support women-led economies. Each Mercado will continue to feature talented local performers to keep our market-goers engaged and entertained, food options for vegan and non-vegan market goers, and an array of (w)holistic mediums for our shoppers to enjoy, including reiki services, crystal healings, limpias and more, all offered by experienced traditional and holistic healers. We are also happy to welcome District 2 Councilman Allan Warrick, for a special visit.
More than just a market, Mujeres Mercado is a cultural destination. The Sunday March 22, free to the public, afternoon mercado will also feature an array of female performers, including; feminist duo, hip-hop group, Krudas Cubensi; the all female belly dancing and fire-earting group, Zombie Bazaar; soul-full songstress Allyson Alonso; and DJ Chiquita spinning Cumbia styles. Confirmed artisan vendors include: BarbacoApparel, Karma Candles, Sweetcraft Jewelry, Las Ofrendas, VeryThat, Jane Madrigal, Celeste DeLuna, Third Woman Press, Alice Lim soaps, and more. Southwest Workers Union (SWU), will be on hand hosting an informational tent where market-goers will be engaged with SWU’s climate resilience work. Co-sponsors include: Southwest Workers Union, Sarah Castillo, Agosto Cuellar and The Friendly Spot.
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