September and October 2023 Athena Silversmith Newsletter
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15)
Join Athena Silversmith in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in your community. Beginning on Sept. 15 and ending on Oct. 15, Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to reflect on our rich Hispanic Heritage. Spain was the first country to settle the New World in the early 16th century and reigned for 300 years importing the Spanish language, cultural traditions and Catholicism. Today, aside from Spain, that legacy is shared by 24 countries in the Caribbean and Mexico as well as Central and South America. In addition,19% of the population of the United States is Hispanic, according the the U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts. This figure doesn't reflect the 11 million undocumented workers in the U.S. View Important Hispanic contributions to the world at https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/audio-and-video.html
Collect Mexican Dolls for Hispanic Heritage Month
Kary López Barreiro, a Mexico City artisan, offers exclusive knitted artisan dolls with regional dresses from Mexican states through our online store. All products are cotton and hypoallergenic. Key chains are stainless steel. Three years ago, the self-taught designer began promoting Mexican culture through her handicrafts. Shop at https://www.athenasilversmith.com/collections/kary-gurumi-knitted-dolls-key-chains
Upcoming In-person Events
Find trendy jewelry Saturday, September 9, 2023 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Art Squared, at the Price Center, (222 W. San Antonio St.) in San Marcos. Art Squared will return to the Hays Courthouse in October. https://www.artsquaredmarket.com/.
Celebrate Mexican Independence at the Viva México event, from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept 16, 2023 at the Pan American Recreation Center, 2100 E. 3rd St, Austin, TX. Enjoy live music, children’s activities, vendors & “El grito” by Mexican Consul Pablo Marentes. The event is organized by the MACC. https://www.austintexas.gov/department/emma-s-barrientos-mexican-american-cultural-center
2023 Annual HABLA con ORGULLO Awards event Thursday, September 21st from 5-9pm. at Capital Venue, 10401 Old Lockhart Rd Austin Tx 78747.
Get your unique Athena Silversmith jewelry piece at the 7th Annual Mermaid Capital of Texas Fest - Mermaid Promenade & Downtown Street Faire in downtown San Marcos from 12 - 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023. https://splash.mermaidsocietysmtx.com/what-is-splash
Enjoy the Round Rock Arts Fest and Chalk Walk Friday, Oct. 6, 2023 from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, Oct 7, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. See local art, hear regional musicians and shop local artisans at the Dell Diamond Northwest Parking Lot Area in Round Rock, Texas. https://www.roundrocktexas.gov/city-departments/arts-and-culture/events/round-rock-arts-fest-and-chalk-walk/
Saturday, October 14, 2023 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Art Squared, Hays County Courthouse, 111 E. San Antonio Street, San Marcos. https://www.artsquaredmarket.com/
Shop local vendors and enjoy the free, outdoor Eddie Durham Jazz Fest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 21 in Eddie Durham Park, 205 Martin Luther King Dr. in San Marcos. Eddie Durham was a gifted jazz guitarist, trombonist, composer, and arranger in the swing era. The event is organized by the Calaboose African American History Museum. https://www.calaboosemuseum.org/up-coming-events
Attend the Día de los Muertos event from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at the Moody Amphitheater, Waterloo Park in Austin, TX. Visitors will also enjoy free live music, dance performances, calavera face painting and a Latinx artisan market as well as live artists and muralists. https://waterloogreenway.org/events/dia-de-los-muertos-2023/
Purchase Day of the Dead jewelry at the 10th Anniversary Día de los Muertos Festival from 12 - 9 pm, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023 at Centennial Plaza in Round Rock. Enjoy ballet folklórico, music, a parade and food trucks. https://www.facebook.com/RoundRockBalletFolklorico/
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