Category Archives: Store News

Store news, announcements, and updates from El Interior.

Celebrating 40 Years in Style!

To commemorate El Interior’s 40th year of business, we visited Candy’s beautiful lake house for some fun, relaxation and a festive photoshoot featuring a hand-picked selection of our favorite fashions from El Interior. In honor of reaching this glorious milestone, an extravaganza hosted by store owner Marcia Lucas will be taking place at 6 PM […]

El Interior’s Journey & 2019 Mexico Buying Trip Recap

Celebrations of traditional Zapotec Culture in the Tehuantepec Calenda in the streets of Oaxaca. Zapotec women from the isthmus of Tehuantepec on a float in Oaxaca City. “They’re celebrating their identity and their community’s traditional values. This is also an act of reciprocity, a way of giving back to their community. The participants sponsor the […]

A Talk on the Daily Life in Ocumicho Event Photos

ocumicho Mexico

  Harold Leibowitz, renowned UT Austin Professor and Emeritus in Middle Eastern Studies, “info-tained” customers and friends at El Interior with a conversation on the daily life and art in Ocumicho, a village in Michoacan, Mexico, last Thursday. Professor Leibowitz showcased photos of day-to-day life, as well as the environment and the whimsical, magical art of the women […]

40 Year Anniversary Fiesta Event Photos

We would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate 40 wonderful years with us this past week! Master Potter Angélica Vásquez Cruz was on hand to demonstrate her one-of-a-kind craft, while Marika Alvarado captivated the crowd with her extensive knowledge of medicine and healing. Curandera Maria Marenco gave insightful readings while lively patrons […]

The Joy of the Hunt

Josefina Aguilar

Austin Friends of Folk Art published the following article, “The Joy of the Hunt” by Lee Price Arellano, in their What’s Up, April 2019 edition. Lee describes her experience traveling to Oaxaca with Marcia in late January 2019.  “The Joy of the Hunt” In late January, I was privileged to be a member of a small group of people […]

Austin Friends of Folk Art Promotes Folk Art and World Culture at El Interior

  The non-profit Austin Friends of Folk Art (AFFA) began in 1987 between two passionate folk art collectors and advocates, Ted Warmbold and Marcia Lucas. At the time Ted was president of the established San Antonio Friends of Folk Art while editing the San Antonio Light. Marcia was busy forming one on one relationships with […]

Everyday Fashion: The San Antonino Dress

Mexican dresses

The San Antonino dress, also known as the traditional Mexican dress, is characterized by the delicacy of its embroidery and the preservation of traditional forms and motifs. This particular style of Mexican dress has soared in popularity over the years; many admire the intricate hand embroidery and vibrant colors, but few know the history behind […]

Odilon Merino In-Store Weaving Demonstration

Odilon merino morales

El Interior is thrilled to announce that Mexican Indigenous weaver Odilon Merino Morales will be visiting our store in Austin, located at 1009 West Lynn Street, June 28th through the 30th. RECEPTION: Thursday, June 28th at 6:30 p..m. with a talk and demonstration to follow at 7:00 p.m. IN-STORE DEMO: Friday, June 29th from 11:00-5:00 […]

Oaxaca Group Tour: February 2018

At the start of each year, store owner Marcia Lucas hosts a one-of-a-kind trip to Mexico, allowing participants to fully immerse themselves in the vibrant culture of Oaxaca. After spending a full week basking in the beauty of Oaxaca City, our last group has returned, and we have some fun pictures and videos to share. […]

Mexico Buying Trip: February 2018

Marcia Lucas, owner of El Interior, has officially departed for her annual buying trip down to Oaxaca, Mexico. She’s slated to arrive back in Austin sometime in early March, but in the meantime, we’ve received a handful of pictures and videos that we wanted to share. This is the first piece of a two part […]