We admit, without a storefront (yet!) it can be a bit tricky to find us sometimes.
Want to know where to find us this summer? Here is a list of all the events that we will be attending in Canada, both as Mosqoy and Q'ente, selling fair-trade textiles, educating people about Quechua cultures and spreading the word about our work in Peru. Take advantage of the beautiful weather and come visit us at these fantastic events in Victoria & Vancouver.
At all of these events we’ll have a table set up displaying Q'ente's beautiful, fair-trade textiles handwoven by Quechua communities. We love to chat, so come say hi!
Sunday, August 12th | Victoria
The Fifth Annual Tango Festival
Put on by the Passion for Tango Society, this yearly professional arts festival showcases tango dancers, as well as a broad scope of artists who use tango as a medium for their creativity. We'll be setting up for the free Sunday showcase in Centennial Square, where there will be alternative, tango, and latin music, tango classes, Argentinian food and more!
The event runs from 1:00-6:30 in Centennial Square, Victoria BC. (Map)
Sunday, August 19th | Vancouver
Latin Summer Fest (Latinos in Action)
This fun, family event put on by Latinos in Action, seeks to promote Latin culture in a one-day outdoor event in Vancouver each August, through its colourful spirit, arts, culture, and food. The morning opens with an import market and food pavilions surrounding an outdoor stage where artists dance Flamenco and play Cuban Rueda, complete with kids activity area. Last but not least, it's entirely FREE!
From 11a.m. to - 7p.m.
Location: Trout Lake Park, Vancouver Directions
Also on Sunday, August 19th | Victoria
This community-based celebration of all things fibre - whether it be knitting, weaving, felting, crocheting, spinning - will feature artists sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for their craft through demonstrations, hands-on-activities and a market selling locally made fibre creations. Fibrations is organised by a group of Victoria artists who aim to showcase the exciting fibre arts being created locally while also inspiring others to give knitting, weaving, felting, crocheting, spinning and other fibre arts a go.
Check out their awesome lineup of demonstrations here, including willow basket weaving, needle felting and finger weaving! We’ll be there displaying textiles, and showcasing our beautiful hand-spun, naturally died alpaca wool: perfect for fibre artists!
From 10a.m. to 4p.m.
Location: St Ann's Academy, 835 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC (Map)
September 19th-25th | Victoria
3rd Annual Latin American & Spanish Film Week
Earlier this Spring, we were approached by UVic Professor Dan Russek, who was interested in featuring Mosqoy in the Annual Latin American & Spanish Film Week put on by the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies at UVic. We jumped on the opportunity and we’ll be hosting one of the film screenings: we'll introduce a film created in Peru, and give a short talk before the film. The best part? All the proceeds from the screening will go to Mosqoy! Come watch some fantastic films, and support us at the same time. More details soon.