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28th Annual Peace Market/Mercado de Paz – 2017

Bringing people together in the tradition of open-air markets in indigenous communities around the world, the International Peace Market (Mercado de Paz) offers an alternative to holiday retail shopping by giving community direct access to global and local artisans selling one-of-a-kind handmade goods.

As one of the oldest annual open-air, arts and craft international markets, the Mercado de Paz offers a community-centered alternative shopping destination during the busiest corporate shopping days of the year. Over 100 international and local artists/artisans will offer visitors a variety of artful, beautifully handmade items including rugs, pottery, textiles, hand-embroidered clothing, paintings, sculptures y más, filling the Esperanza’s two-story building, the back patio and spilling out into the street.

 For more information, check out the calendar event page or keep an eye on our Facebook page for more updates! Check out a promo video for last year’s Peace Market on Youtube!

2017 Vendor Applications/Aplicaciónes de vendedor

Make sure to check back August 1, 2017 for the applications! Remember, if accepted, the market is a 3-day commitment.

Asegúrese de revisar el 1 de augosto para las aplicaciones! El mercado es un compromiso de 3 días.

Peace Market in the News

2017: Esperanza Center’s International Peace Market brings in crowds San Antonio Express News

2017: Peace Market is San Antonio’s Black Friday Alternative KENS 5 San Antonio

2016: Keep Holiday Spending Close to Home with these San Antonio Markets San Antonio Current

2015: Peace Market Showcases Local and International Artists TWC News

2015: Peace Market marks 26th year  Out in SA

2014: 35 Photos of Esperanza’s 25th Annual International Peace Market  San Antonio Current

2014: 35 Photos of Esperanza’s 25th Annual International Peace Market  San Antonio Current

2013: Esperanza’s Peace Market A Fair-Trade Holiday Shopping Alternative Texas Public Radio

2012: Peace Market artists defy banality My SA

2011: Intricate, Timeless Pieces for the Peace Market  San Antonio Current