A reader sent me this flyer for an arts and crafts holiday sale in Tijuana this weekend that is billed as an opportunity to purchase “gifts and novelties – but not by your grandmother,” It’s being held in my old neighborhood of La Cacho, and I’m intrigued to learn that Tijuana seems to be a base for a brigade of serious knitters and sewing guerrillas with sassy names like “Stitch and Bitch” and “The Magic Mushroom.”
I’ve always been fascinated by sub-cultures within Tijuana – Mixtec Indians, street vendors and bicyclists, to name a few – because they represent the dynamics that make this city tick in ways that often elude the outside world’s attention. Whether they are pushing for change, leaving an artistic mark or just trying to scrape by, their stories help explain what it is to be Mexican while at the same time reflecting our globalization in small but significant ways.
To view a larger version of the flyer, click here or click on the images. The event takes place on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m and the flyer has more specific information. For a general idea of where this is taking place you can search “Guanajuato Avenida Tijuana” on Google maps.
Screenshot from the blog of Elylu