“Mass production takes the soul out of it. When something is handmade, there is a life force — there’s something about the lifestyle that the piece carries with it.” Marcia Lucas, owner of El Interior, talks cultural appropriation with The Daily Texan. Read the wonderfully-written article in it’s entirety here.
The Days of the Dead, the first two days of November, are the most important Indian celebration in Mexico. Many Mexicans believe that the souls of the dead people return to their families for a night’s visit, and upon the occasion of this annual reunion of loved ones, the spirits are received and welcomed as […]
Recently, our store owner, Marcia Lucas, spent some time in Oaxaca, Mexico very near to the celebration of Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Below, are some of the photos she took while walking the streets of Oaxaca.
RECEPTION: Thursday, July 6th, 5:00-9:00 PM IN-STORE DEMO: Friday, July 7th, 11:00-5:00 PM & Saturday, July 8th from 11:00-5:00 PM El Interior is proud to announce that Mexican Indigenous weaver Odilon Merino Morales will be in Austin at our store, in the Clarksville neighborhood, 1009 West Lynn Street, July 6th through the 8th. Mr. Merino will […]
Travel in Mexico with Marcia Lucas, Owner of El Interior February 20 – February 28, 2018 Experience the essence and diversity of Oaxaca’s art, culture, architecture, cuisine and history by joining us on a tour led by Marcia Lucas, owner of El Interior. Come discover the enchanting spirit of Oaxacan hospitality with us! With the soul of […]
We are very excited to host an art exhibit and demonstration with the Austin Friends of Folk Art featuring Efren Gonzalez, an artist from Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. He will be visiting Austin to share his images of daily life in Ajijic. Come early and see Efren’s painting demonstration and ask questions about his art! His work will also be for […]
We are excited to host a small musical performance in front of our store during the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival! So get ready to do some shopping accompanied by some light original music by two unique artists / bands. Danielle Antonio (Rock/Pop) will be performing a 45-minute set at 12pm. Gitan (Acoustic) will be performing a 45-minute […]
Our Zapotec Weaving demonstration and talk events with Samuel Bautista Lazo (February 23rd & 24th 2017) were a huge success, and we’d like to thank everyone who came out to participate! We snapped some quick photos during the demonstration, feel free to browse through them below! Thank you again for joining us, and we hope […]
This Earth Day (April 21, 2017) we will be donating 5% of our sales to Austin Give 5 for Give 5 to Mother Earth! Please shop with us in support of the Central Texas Environment. Last year, Austin Give 5 raised $50,000 to help fund 9 non-profit organizations in Texas. Give 5% to Mother Earth Day is […]
Our store owner, Marcia Lucas, has embarked on her journey towards Oaxaca, Mexico this month! There, she will curate a variety of unique folk art pieces as well as handmade clothing from many different artists in and around the state of Oaxaca. Below are some photos from Marcia while on her road trip across the […]
Many changes have occurred in the life of Ed Jordan and his beloved Collection of Folk Art in the last 10 years. (Click here to view our tour of his home in February 2007.) One of the biggest, was his decision to sell his 100 plus year old home! We recently visited with Ed at Mexic-Arte […]