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Bazaar del Mundo 2019 Event Calendar Subject to Change

Shopping, Culture, Color! It’s All Here for You at Bazaar del Mundo Shops

When you’re in San Diego, there’s so much to do! We have a great events page for you here with many activities; you won’t want to miss them!

Diane Powers always has something really exciting for you to see and do here in San Diego, and she’s doing it again! Diane Powers has announced her lineup of fashionable, cultural, entertaining and always colorful events for 2019 at her Bazaar del Mundo Shops, at the corner of Juan and Taylor Streets in Old Town, and restaurants Casa Guadalajara (right next door),Casa de Pico in La Mesa’s Grossmont Center, Casa de Bandini at The Forum in Carlsbad and Casa Sol y Mar in Del Mar Highlands Town Center.

Whether you live here or are visiting for the first time, you’ll want to take advantage of the amazing festivals and events at the Bazaar del Mundo Shops. A favorite Old Town tourist destination, the Bazaar del Mundo Shops celebrate three years at its Taylor Street location next to Casa Guadalajara, and continue the popular shopping, dining and special event experiences that San Diegans have enjoyed for over 40 years.

Come to the Bazaar del Mundo Shops throughout the year and enjoy all of our events!


Cinco de Mayo, May 3,4,5 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

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Sprin Trunk Show, May 9th

Collections of Spring Fashions, Accessories and Handcrafted Gifts at One-Day Event

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Latin American Festival and Marta Ortiz Pottery Market August 2,3 & 4 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday )

Experience Authentic Folk Art, Crafts, Entertainment and More at Bazaar del Mundo’s Latin American Festival and Mata Ortiz Pottery Market in Old Town Annual Event Returns to Bazaar del Mundo, August 2-4

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Santa Fe Marketplace September 20-22 (Friday – Sunday)

Best of the Southwest Dazzles at Bazaar del Mundo’s Annual Santa Fe Marketplace
Art, Jewelry and Crafts by Renowned Native American and Southwestern Artists Showcased in Old Town, September 20-22

Celebrating the colorful cultures of Native Americans and the American Southwest, Bazaar del Mundo’s annual Santa Fe Marketplace returns to Old Town, Friday through Sunday, September 20-22.

Transformed into a vibrant outdoor marketplace, Bazaar del Mundo (located at 4133 Taylor Street in Old Town) will overflow with exquisite collections of authentic Native American jewelry, art, crafts and décor from Navajo, Cherokee, Hopi, Pima, Isleta Pueblo and Santo Domingo Pueblo tribe members, along with other noted Southwestern artists demonstrating and selling their goods.

Art lovers and boho-inspired fashionistas will enjoy rare and stunning collections of sterling silver and multi-stone inlaid jewelry made with authentic turquoise, coral and other exotic stones, hand-woven Zapotec pillows and rugs, leather accessories, Pendleton blankets and more.

Artists include:

Eva Salazar honors her Kumiai Native American roots through her beautiful, handwoven Kumeyaay baskets. The coiled basket-weaving technique she uses has been practiced by indigenous California peoples for thousands of years.

Pauli Carrol is a Yurok tribal member and a Hupa/Cherokee descendent of the First Nation’s people and artist. She creates native designs that honor her history as well as her future. Together, Carrol and her daughter Carina King create sculptures, jewelry pieces, and other decorative art. They are most well-known for their unique glasswork.

Mary and Everett Teller are collaborative artists who live in the Lukachukai Mountains near the four corners on the Navajo reservation. Their work is finely made using traditional Navajo overlay techniques to set the finest gemstones into sterling silver. Their work is on display in several prestigious museums including the Heard Museum, the Autry Museum and the Eiteljorg Museum.

Phyllis Nieto and Harvey Abeyta are recognized for their intricate and painstakingly executed necklaces and jewelry from hand-cut stones and shell. Priscilla and Harvey grew up and live in the community of Santa Domingo, known worldwide for its talents in forming decorative items from stones, minerals and gemstones.

Justin Lomatewama is known for his katchina carvings, which depict religious spirits of the Pueblo people. He will demonstrate his carving process at the event.

Kim Yubeta has been designing jewelry for more than 20 years. Her unique designs use vintage beads from around the world made of turquoise, coral, lapis, spiny oyster, amber, jet and onyx that show in galleries throughout the Southwest.

John Balloue’s vibrant acrylic and mixed media paintings honor his Cherokee ancestors. Balloue’s work is held in many private and public collections, including the Cherokee Museum in Tahlequah, Oklahoma; the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC; the SWAIA Indian Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.

Guests will also enjoy daily musical entertainment and feast on mouth-watering Mexican cuisine for sale at the otherwise free event, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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Day of the Dead, November 1, 2 & 3 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

The Tradition is Alive! Crafts, Altars and More at Bazaar del Mundo’s
Día de los Muertos Celebrations

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Customer Appreciation Day, Thursday December 5th 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Live entertainment + Sampling + Complimentary food & drinks + Raffle giveaway.
Meet world-renowned artist John Swanson

John Swanson will be at The Gallery

John Swanson will be at The Gallery for his annual holiday visit

We will be featuring his new giclee Shepherds. It is a limited edition of 100 prints.

The shepherds were the poorest of workers. An angel tells them to go to a small shed in the fields. There, they find a new born baby and his homeless, refugee parents in the winter night.

I first painted the Shepherds in 1970, in 2017. I decided to revisit the painting to see how I could reimagine it, enhancing and reworking the image, with the experience and techniques I have gained over the years, while preserving the freshness and simplicity of the original.

The artwork is filled with an overflowing cornucopia of brightly colored patterns, the sky is lit with numerous dazzling stars and the central image is surrounded by a border of rainbow colors.

Please join us, meet John and have a cup of holiday cheer!