Lakeside Guide to Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico

Feria Maestros del Arte

At a Glance

This 3-day fair, now in its 18th year, brings together almost 100 of Mexico’s finest artisans from all reaches of the country.

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Almost 100 of Mexico’s most important artisans of Mexican folk art come together for this annual three-day fair in Chapala.

2019 Event Information

The 2019 Feria Maestros del Arte will be November 8-10. Friday: 9:30-5:30. Saturday: 9:30-5:30. Sunday: 9:30-4:30.

Cost of admission is $80 pesos per person per day, which includes access to the events and demonstrations taking place that day.

2018 Detailed Schedule

Here is a more detailed schedule from 2018 that shows a typical weekend’s program.

Feria Maestros del Arte 2018 schedule in Chapala

Feria Maestros del Arte 2018 entertainment schedule

Located at the Chapala Yacht Club


The Feria Maestros del Arte takes place at the Chapala Yacht Club on Ramon Corona in Chapala.

Last updated February 12, 2019

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Ramón Corona 1 (Yacht Club)

Chapala

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Complicated textiles made from finely-woven cotten.

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La Charra

La Charra

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Hojalata tin work from Guanajuato, Guanajuato.

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Alebrijes by the grandchildren of the artform's inventor, Pedro Linares López.

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Ceramics from Tzintzuntzan, Michoacán

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Plates, pots, virgins & other clay work from San Juan Evangelista, Jalisco.

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Ruth Cortés Rodríguez

Alpaca silver.

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Dolls from San Lorenzo, Michoacán

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Huichol bead art from Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes.

Dreamweavers Cooperative

Textiles using natural dyes from Pinotepa de Don Luís, Oaxaca.

Canastas Morales

Woven palm baskets typical of the state of Guerrero.

Andrés Morales, who sells these bags, baskets and hats on the streets of Ajijic along with his father, Crescencio.

Andrés Morales, who sells these bags, baskets and hats on the streets of Ajijic along with his father, Crescencio.

Year-round, you can find Andrés and his father, Crescencio, selling their palm baskets, purses and decorations in the streets of Ajijic, especially on Colón Street close to the malecón.

Year-round, you can find Andrés and his father, Crescencio, selling their palm baskets, purses and decorations in the streets of Ajijic, especially on Colón Street close to the malecón.

The tightly woven lid of one of the palm baskets.

The tightly woven lid of one of the palm baskets.

Palm leaf purses and bags.

Palm leaf purses and bags.

Palm leaf purses and bags.

Palm leaf purses and bags.

Flower decorations made from corn husks.

Flower decorations made from corn husks.

Álvaro de la Cruz

Catrinas from Capula, Michoacán.

Martin, Gerardo & Juan Carlos Salgado Castrejon

Masks made by one of Mexico's premier mask making families from Uruapan, Michoacán.

Flora María Sánchez Arias

Silver jewelry from Guadalajara, Jalisco.

Antonio Guzman Hernández

Carved gourds from Pinotepa de Don Luís, Oaxaca.

César Alfredo Lucano Siordia

Clay figures & puppets from Tlaquepaque, Jalisco.

Matilde Hernández Pérez

Embroidered stuffed wool animals from San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas.

Talleres Aguirre

Carved obsidian from Tequila, Jalisco.

Zeny Fuentes Santiago

Alebrijes from San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca.

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Huichol string art from Nayarit.

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Painted wood mirrors & masks.

Hilario Alejos Madrigal & Audelia Cerano

Pineapple piña pottery from San José de Gracia, Michoacán.

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Paper mache made from recycled materials by special needs children in Tapalpa, Jalisco.

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Clay sculptures of people, including famous figures such as Mexican presidents, made by three sisters from Tlaquepaque, Jalisco.

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Day of the Dead Skull Wall

Candlelit Skull Wall on the Day of the Dead

Hundreds of candles illuminate a wall of handmade clay skulls on la noche de muertos during the Day of the Dead in Ajijic, Mexico.

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