House Bound

There’s nothing so fun, for some, than poking around in other people’s houses, checking out their décor, their art collection, and their sense of design. The Friends of Mexican Art know this, which is why they’re throwing open the doors to four Phoenix homes.

The Casitas Encantadas Tour and Mexican Mercado is the group’s annual fundraiser; ticket holders can wow over homes jammed with fascinating collections of Mexican and folk art collected from countries around the world.

See something you like? Maybe you’ll be similarly moved by one of the many for-sale items at the event’s Mercado, where local dealers in Mexican and Latin American art will offer items for purchase. A portion of the proceeds from the Mercado benefits Friends of Mexican Art.

Addresses of the homes on the tour will be released to ticket buyers at time of purchase.

Sun., Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2011
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Robrt L. Pela has been a weekly contributor to Phoenix New Times since 1991, primarily as a cultural critic. His radio essays air on National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ's Morning Edition.
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