ProChile Sponsors Award Winning Chilean Handcraft Artisans' Exhibit at CAFAM (Los Angeles) and MOLAA (Long Beach) October 9-11, 2009

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The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM), Los Angeles and the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach will be hosting a weekend exhibit of award winning Chilean artisans, whose handcrafts on exhibit will be available for purchase. The exhibit celebrates Chilean culture and artistry and includes a cocktail reception, live Andean music, traditional Chilean food and premium wines.

The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM), Los Angeles and the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach will be hosting a weekend exhibit of award winning Chilean artisans, whose handcrafts on exhibit will be available for purchase. The exhibit celebrates Chilean culture and artistry and includes a cocktail reception, live Andean music, traditional Chilean food and premium wines.

Where and When

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach
628 Alamitos Ave.,     Long Beach, CA 90802-1513
Phone: (562) 437-1689
molaa.org
October 9 - 11
11am - 5pm (PDT)
Note: invitation cocktail reception on October 9 at 6:30pm

The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM), Los Angeles
5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036-4501
(323) 937-4230
cafam.org
October 10, 2009 (only)
10am-5pm (PDT)

Participating Organizations and Artisans

These organizations represent and will feature numerous artisan work such as jewelry, jewelry made of horse hair, clothing, personal and decorative accessories. Some of the artisans will also be present.

Individual artisans from Chile will also be present. Most of these companies are successful, women-owned businesses and include:

  •     Jeweler Walka Joyería Contemporánea will be featured at each exhibit. (http://www.walka.cl)
  •     Pitti Palacios clothing and sheep wool accessories. (http://www.pittipalacios.cl)
  •     Gigi Contreras, jewelry designer, precious and semi precious stones some of them exclusively founded in Chile like "piedra cruz".
  •     Costa volcano silver jewelry assorted with alpaca wool (costavolcano.com)
  •     Todo punto cruz purses, accessories, carteras, accesorios, cushions (http://www.todopuntocruz.cl)

ProChile Los Angeles is sponsoring the exhibits.

Contact    
Bobbie Wasserman
Wave2 Communications
310-305-4018
bobbie@wave2communications.com

About ProChile
ProChile, the Trade Commission of Chile, is part of the General Directorate of International Economic Affairs of Chile's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is responsible for implementing and enhancing Chile's trade policy. ProChile's mission is to provide support to small and medium-sized enterprises, helping to encourage and diversify exports of Chilean products and services by increasing the number of export markets and companies. It does so by providing the necessary tools to aid Chile's economy in its process of going international. ProChile's Trade Offices and Agencies are located in over 35 countries, covering 90 percent of the destination markets for Chilean exports. For more information please visit chileinfo.com.

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