Bazaar del Mundo celebrates 50th anniversary in Old Town – NBC 7 San Diego


Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo in the Old Town celebrates its 50th anniversary with a fiesta.

Customers of all ages are invited to the Bazaar del Mundo 50th anniversary party and market. The festivities will begin Thursday, November 4 at 11 a.m. with a kick-off celebration at 6 p.m.

The market will continue until Sunday, November 7.

Attendees can experience a bustling market filled with colorful art stalls. Vendors will sell handicrafts, crafts, jewelry, vibrant Mexican clothing and more. Live shows are also scheduled throughout the weekend.

Featured Latin American artists include:

  • Pedro Montano: an Oaxacan weaver from Teotitlan del Valle, will showcase wool rugs and rugs in traditional and contemporary Mexican designs and perform demonstrations on handmade looms.
  • Alessandra Thornton: an Ecuadorian jewelry designer Tagua, will present her handmade, eco-responsible and vegan pieces.
  • Gerardo Ortega López: will exhibit clay figurines, including depictions of roosters on bicycles, cats and dogs driving cars and more.
  • Sara Yunuen Gutierrez Garcia: will present its selection of traditional hand-embroidered clothing from Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca.

“This November marks an important milestone for our businesses,” owner and operator Diane Powers said in a press release at the celebration. “We could not have done this without our dedicated customers and long-time dedicated staff, whose continued support has been the basis of our success.”

NBC 7’s Lauren Coronado was at the Old Town Cinco de Mayo Festival.

Powers created the colorful shopping and dining experience in San Diego in 1971. Bazaar del Mundo annually draws thousands of visitors to the Old Town Historic State Park.

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