RICHMOND -- A program established to provide leadership and personal development opportunities for Latin American women is hosting an artisan event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Richmond Recreation Complex, 3230 Macdonald Ave.
The inaugural Eco-Artisan Latin American Expo, hosted by the Richmond-based Latina Center, will showcase handmade goods for the home or holiday gifts.
Featured areas of crafts, goods and skills at the event are Eco-Artesania (artisan crafts, sewing, kitting, clothing, embroidery, weaving, painting and ecologically friendly products); Catering/Food Production (traditional foods, fancy fruits and vegetables, and desserts); and Authors (motivational speakers, literary writers, and poets).
Along with promoting handmade goods as a sustainable way of gift shopping, the center is holding the expo "to promote the development of Latino microenterprises," said Executive Director Miriam Wong. "The focus is on the creation of enterprises that can become a vital part of the Richmond community with the potential to make an economic impact on local families."