It’s a burst of color, creativity and culture in a shop full of Mexican folk art.
“It’s whatever I like and whatever I find beautiful so it’s a little bit of everything,“ says Elexia Delaparra.
From museum quality pieces to traditional marketplace merchandise. But for Elexia Delaparra, Casa Artelexia, is not only her namesake, but a tribute to heritage. And what started out as a weekend hobby at local farmer’s markets…in just two years, Casa Artelexia has grown out of this small craftsman cottage to a huge showroom right across the street.
Six times a year, the 31-year-old and her father make the trek deep down into Mexico to work directly with the artisans in their small towns and villages, hand-selecting each unique piece. A dedication towards preserving an indigenous folklore from every region.
And it’s also creating a platform for Baja artists like Juanita Banuelos. She crosses the border once a month to drop off her latest creations so they can be sold. A shop not only helping spread the work of new artists, but grabbing the community’s attention at the same time. An inspiration, a passion and in celebration of Hispanic heritage.