If you saw the groundbreaking exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 at the Brooklyn Museum and loved it as much as we did (P.S. you still have time to see it and you totally should), then you might want to keep reading.


The Latin American Art Festival is getting a new name and location. Now dubbed The Latin American Art Fair, the fair will host its an inaugural fine arts exhibition for Latin American artists in the U.S. and South America. The fair will bring artists and art lovers together for a two-day event on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 at Bread & Salt in San Diego’s Barrio Logan where the public will be able enjoy authentic Latin American artistry from over 50 local and international artists.


“We are thrilled to announce to the community that Latin American Art Festival has transitioned from an outdoor art festival to an indoor/outdoor art event, which is why our new name is the Latin American Art Fair.  This change will provide a space for both established and emerging artists from Latin America to display their work and connect with our community,” said Aida Valencia, co-director of the Latin American Art Fair. “This is more than just a fine arts event. It’s an experience—a window into the rich culture behind each artist.”


The Latin American Art Fair will feature international and local art galleries, established and emerging artists, fine and folk art as well as live entertainment from musicians and dancers from Peru, Guatemala, Oaxaca and Tijuana.  The Latin American Art Fair will also coincide with the October Barrio Art Crawl, a free self-guided tour consisting of murals, open studios, galleries and local businesses throughout the Barrio Logan Arts District taking place every second Saturday of the month.


“By hosting the event in Barrio Logan, we’re staying close to our roots and supporting the art scene in this historic neighborhood,” said Benito Del Aguila, co-director of the Latin American Art Fair. “We want to provide a platform for our many international artists to connect with San Diego’s binational art scene and showcase their work and culture. Our goal is to support all of our artists in their careers.”


The Latin American Art Fair will begin with a VIP event for art collectors and galleries on Friday, October 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $20, and tickets may be purchased online or at the door. For more information about Latin American Art Fair, click here.


top image // courtesy of Latin American Art Fair