Brought to you by AARP Oregon, Artisans all the way from Guadalajara will be here to showcase their artwork at this year's event. They will be set up in the Artisan Village to answer questions, work on their art and sell goods to our Cinco de Mayo patrons. Don't pass up this great opportunity to experience the arts of Mexico right here at Portland's Cinco de Mayo event!
Free Art Workshops!
Saturday, May 6, 2017: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 7, 2017: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Artist Samuel Becerra, an artist born and raised in Mexico City, will be on-site to teach our FREE art workshops. This year he will be helping Cinco guests create their own pre-Columbian wind flutes while explaining a little about the history of the beautiful instruments. Participants will be able to paint and take home their own flutes, courtesy of AARP Oregon. Don't miss these exclusive two-hour workshops on Saturday and Sunday!
About Samuel Becerra: Samuel studied music at the G. Martell School of Music in Mexico City. He plays various instruments--wind, percussion, and strings--in a variety of styles, from salsa to Latin Jazz, Mariachi, and pre-Columbian. Samuel has performed with regional premiere Latin music groups, such as Grupo Condor, Caliente, and Sonmelao. He previously presented Performance Assemblies through the Lane Arts Council in Eugene, Oregon with the Latin American music groups Lo Nuestro and Grupo Condor. Samuel has worked as a teaching artist for more than five years in both Oregon and Washington.