The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center celebrates 27 years of community building and combating consumer culture with a weekend of socially conscious shopping. The International Peace Market (Mercado de Paz) takes place Nov. 25-27 and offers the opportunity to pass on Black Friday madness and instead enjoy artistic expression, international exchange, economic sustainability and community.
The Mercado de Paz is one of the oldest open-air international markets offering handmade goods, including rugs, pottery, textiles, hand-embroidered clothing, painting and sculptures from more than100 local and international artists. The market will include live music and affordable, delicious food options, including tamales and vegan menudo.
The market is free to attend and takes place on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), and Sunday, Nov. 27 (12-6 p.m.).
The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center is located at 922 San Pedro Ave. Parking will be available in the San Antonio College parking lot, with shuttle service to and from the market. For more information, visit www.esperanzacenter.org.