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Market Exchange | Vending @ Pico Pop-up
Saturday July 17th | 10am-1pm
Pico Pop-up Gallery | 2917 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Join Cog•nate Collective and Market Exchange at Pico Pop-Up on Saturday morning for pastries, coffee, artisanal goods, and an art exhibition! The exhibition called Un Mundo Nuevo en Pico, which features the installation Manos a la Obra by Cog•nate Collective and Market Exchange, among other works, will be on view at Pico Pop-Up Gallery. In addition, Market Exchange vendors, Lily Alinaghizadeh, Laura Hernandez, Ines Garcia, Carmela Morales, and Abby Juan, will be selling their artisanal goods.
ABOUT MARKET EXCHANGE:
Market Exchange is a collaboration between Santa Monica artisans (Lily Alinaghizadeh, Laura Hernandez, Ines Garcia, Carmela Morales, and Abby Juan) and Cog•nate Collective that creates platforms for empowerment by establishing alternative economic forms of self-determination for local crafts people and small businesses. This collaboration is dedicated to honoring the richness of artisan production in Santa Monica towards developing a community-envisioned and community-directed marketplace that will amplify the works of local artisans and artists, while providing sustainable economic opportunities.
The installation Manos a la Obra– hosted virtually at marketexchange.18thstreet.org and in-person at Pico Pop Up (2917 Pico Blvd in Santa Monica) as part of the exhibition Un Mundo Nuevo en Pico – brings together handmade items that were created and curated by an inter-generational group of women artisans from Santa Monica. The group’s work celebrates the resilience and the power of working women, whose daily social, emotional, cultural and artistic labor in our neighborhoods sustains the power, and vivacity of our community. This installation is comprised by and dedicated to working women and the expansive forms of labor they enable on Pico Blvd, and every street.
A portion of the sales from the handmade products sold during this exhibition will fund the collaborative’s long-term goal of establishing a community artisan marketplace.