Tlaquepaque, Jal. Mexico, May 16 (Notimex) .- At least 70 local artists have made a profit of more than 130 thousand pesos so far this year after displaying and promoting their work in a space designed especially for this purpose.
The head of the Department of Public Works and Craft Promotion of Tlaquepaque, Francisco Padilla Sanchez said that this space, located inside the Artisan House, is granted to the sector producers for free for them to showcase and sell their artisan works, which they manufacture in their workshops, which are mostly inherited generation to generation.
He noted that the space currently exhibits about four thousand 200 hundred craft items, which are distributed in the different gallery rooms, according to the materials they are made of.
He said that the objects displayed are sold at very low prices, “because the items come directly from producers and prices are ranging from three pesos.”
He explained that visitors can find in the gallery crafts made of materials such as clay, blown glass, papier mâché, pewter, wood, foil, wrought iron, recycled materials, tamal leaf, ceramic, manta fabric, knitting, among others.
As well as crockery, nativity scenes, coat racks, bags, candlesticks, rebosos, candles, decorative items, living room furniture, dining rooms, catrinas, trunks, jewelry, lamps, mirrors, etc.
He stressed that the gallery at the Artisan House is open daily from 10:00 to 19:00 hours and is located in Morelos Street No. 288 in the village´s downtown.