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Wearable Art Wows Market Goers at the OTFM-TC

January 14, 2016

Located in Lazaro Cárdenas Park on Puerto Vallarta's South side, the Old Town Farmers' Market-Tianguis Cultural is open every Saturday from 9:30 am-2 pm until April 30th. Learn more at OldTownFM.com.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - With farm-to-table produce, artisan decor, organic coffee, hand-rolled cigars, fashions and accessories, live music, international fare, yoga, and on-site massage and chiropractic sessions - there's so much to enjoy at Vallarta's favorite weekend attraction - the Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural!

Join us this Saturday for over 90 stalls of "make it, bake it, grow it" goodies. While here, be sure to check out the one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art offered by Karen Mical Designs.

Meet Karen Mical Design


Made from polymer clay, Karen Mical Design's beads are turned into stunning necklaces, earrings, bracelets, barrettes and rings.

Owners, Karen and David Mical, were artists for many years, working in watercolors, stained glass, and leather work. They found a passion in polymer clay, enjoying the various techniques with which to play and experiment. Now that they're retired, living their dream in beautiful Vallarta for the past three years, the Mical's enjoy the relaxing lifestyle of "sitting on our terrace, making beads."

"We take the raw clay, mix our colors for each series, then make canes and sheets of clay with different techniques to make the beads," explains Karen Mical. "The finished beads are baked at low temperatures, and then polished on a buffing wheel. The beads are assembled into jewelry, and once baked, they are very durable and lightweight."

In their third season at the market, the Mical's believe they are very fortunate to be doing what they love. They create new pieces every week, wowing customers who love the color combinations, design variety, and comfortable fit of every original piece.

"We have so much fun meeting new people from all over the world," says Mical. "Our friends always stop by to say 'hello,' and now you can too! Stop by to visit us this Saturday and pick out your favorite one-of-a-kind piece!"

You can also connect with Karen Mical Designs at +1 (603) 898-5488 US, +52 (322)113-2192 Mexico, karenmical(at)yahoo.com, or on Facebook.

Love Yoga?

While at the market, join us for yoga classes (9:30-10:30 am) taught by instructors from Yoga Collective. We meet in the kiosk every Saturday morning through April 30th. Participation is by donation.

Meet the Market

The OTFM-TC is a North American style market that celebrates the tradition and culture of Mexico's outdoor Tianguis markets. It is also a registered non-profit/association civil organization that focuses on nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit of Puerto Vallartans. All OTFM-TC products are either locally grown or handmade within 75 kilometers of the city.

You're Invited!


The OTFM-TC will be open 9:30-2 every Saturday, from November 7, 2015, to April 30, 2016. You'll find us in Lazaro Cárdenas Park, located in Vallarta's Emiliano Zapata neighborhood. For only 12 pesos an hour, you can park in the garage directly beneath park. Public buses and taxis also come this way with a Pino Suarez Street drop off.

Get Involved

Interested in becoming a new OTFM-TC vendor or volunteer? Stop by the information booth to pick up an application.

For market updates in English - and now in Spanish - please visit OldTownFM.com, and "like" us on Facebook.

Click HERE to learn more about the Puerto Vallarta Old Town Farmers' Market.