Seems there are several issues here that are muddling the whole dialog...who is a local...and to what beneifit is the Artwalk to the locals as opposed to the those "showing" and "selling" their arts as visiting artists and crafters.
I am a crafter and have participated in the Artwalk several times. I don't sell much but I sure have fun making things...not my intent to make any money! Just getting out there and showing is fun for me!
I do however think there are a lot of things that could be done differently to encourage more of the local population, yes, our Mexican hosts, to be involved more directly in the whole event as do many other "artists".
And really, do we need to get defensive or defend our viewpoints here? I think not...but that's just my 2 peso opinion!
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