Oak Cliff's Mercado Artesanal Combines Open-air Latino Market, High-brow Art Gallery

Picture an open-air Latino market combined with a high-brow art gallery and you have Mercado Artesanal, a new attraction on West Jefferson Boulevard.Although Oak Cliff is known for its Latino businesses, the new art operation is a novelty for the street, which mostly features quinceañera dress stores, taquerías, paleterias and panaderías.A statue of legendary singer Juan Gabriel greets visitors when they walk into Mercado Artesanal. Intricate art pieces are for sale in showrooms that feel like puestos, or market stalls often seen in Latin America.  Continue reading...

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