CaminArte, Eastside Art Walk, Returns to Mariachi Plaza on May 10

Image from Merkado Negro Facebook page

After  a seven month hiatus, Merkado Negro announced last week that CaminArte, the Eastside art walk, will return to Mariachi Plaza on May 10.

“It’s back,” said Nico Avina, co-founder of Merkado Negro arts collective.

CaminArte, a collaboration between Merkado Negro and the Boyle Heights farmers market, is a play on Spanish words of caminar, “to walk” and arte, “art.” While it rarely spilled onto First Street and remained centered on Mariachi Plaza, Avina hopes other nearby venues will begin to participate in the monthly event.

CaminArte gave local artists a space to sell their wares at a reasonable rate. Last year, artists paid for a CaminArte booth $40-35 a booth, and $15 for a 3×5 table space, said Avina.

If interested in participating, message Merkado Negro at their Facebook page.

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