Handicrafts, alebrijes, and jewelry! Enthrall yourself with the richness of Mexican art at Expo TlaquepArte Rosarito

When talking about Mexican handicrafts, people talk about native people and the existence of cultures is recognized; through their works, the country can show the world and its people the ancestral wealth of indigenous people.

Expo TlaquepArte is a cultural exchange event between Mexican and foreign artisans; an extremely diverse event that is open to public of all ages.

This event gathers artisan masters from 23 different Mexican states, including Baja California, who have managed to depict their traditions and history through their works of art.

The work of dozens of Mexican exhibitors will be shown to the amazement of thousands of attendants in a 4-day event that will take place from Friday, March 15 to Monday, March 18 at the Baja California Convention Center in Playas de Rosarito. Admission will be free.

Handicrafts are considered the "heart and soul" of Mexico

Mexican artisans are considered direct heirs of those who created pre-Hispanic Art in this country, and it is through their works of art and designs that they have managed to share the historic beauty of Mexico.

That's why handicrafts are much more than simple objects for daily use; through them, it is possible to immerse yourself in the identity and origins of a people.

Expo TlaquepArte is the ideal place to acquire these art pieces directly from their makers. You cannot miss it as admission is completely free and it is a family friendly event.

What will you find at Expo TlaquepArte?

In the 9th edition of Expo TlaquepArte Baja California, you'll find a great variety of handicrafts, jewelry, purses, shoes, hats, textiles, ceramics, clay, quartz, among other items.

According to organizers, artisans from 23 Mexican states will participate, the standout being the presence of exhibitors from Oaxaca, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Veracruz, Michoacan, among others. That's why you'll find several handicrafts like the ones down below:


Talavera is a type of majolica (tin-glazed earthenware) from the states of Puebla and Tlaxcala. These pieces are made from clay and are decorated with blue and white hues, although they also exist in black, green, orange, and mauve colors, and they are representative artworks of Mexican jewelry.

Talavera is one of the most renowned handicrafts not only in Mexico, but in the world, as it was included in UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.


Alebrijes are popular Mexican handicrafts due to their vibrant colors and elaborated details, and they are found in traditional markets and museum collections around the world.

These works of art are made of paper or carton and they are one of the most colorful expressions of Mexican popular art.

Huichol Art

This art is connected with the Huichol people, who mostly live in the state of Nayarit and part of Jalisco.

Among their works of art, the standouts are their beautiful animal figures covered in beads and their yarn paintings made on wooden boards with wax.


The Otomí-Tepehua community in the municipality of Tenango de Doria, Hidalgo, is the home of Tenango embroidery, indigenous handicrafts that are currently some of the most popular in Mexico and the world, thanks to their colors and designs that charm anyone who sees them.

These textiles are a representation of the environment, life, myths, and rites that are replicated through time by native people.

Other works of art that you will find here are the boxes of Olinalá, Guerrero, the manta cloth of Jalisco, the famous Yucatán guayaberas, among many others.

It should be noted that there will also be products such as salsas, Mexican sweets, coffee, mole, mezcal, bee honey, tequila, and much more.

In addition, in the gastronomic area, you'll be able to try out delicious, classic Mexican dishes such as gorditas, flautas, and sopes.

Artisans from 16 other countries will come to Playas de Rosarito

On the other hand, Expo TlaquepArte will also allow visitors to witness different techniques and styles from other parts of the world.

A total of 16 countries will be part of this exhibition including Peru, Colombia, India, Turkey, Russia, Indonesia, Egypt, among others. They will offer a great variety of products, handicrafts, jewelry, costume jewelry, textiles, leather items, among other options, all under the same roof.

Remember that TlaquepArte will last 4 days and it will take place from March 15 to March 18, which is why it is an excellent option to enjoy the long weekend.

It will open at 10:30 AM and it will close at 7 PM at Baja Center Rosarito.

Expo TlaquepArte

Place: Baja Center Rosarito, located at Carretera Escénica Tijuana – Ensenada Ejido No.1029.
Date: From Friday, March 15 to Monday, March 18
Time: 10:30 AM - 7 PM
Admission is free!

If you wish to keep an eye on this event and learn more about all of their different exhibitors, you can follow the website and social media pages of Expo TlaquepArte:

Website: http://tlaqueparte.com/
Facebook: Expo Tlaqueparte
Instagram: @tlaqueparte_expo


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