Media Mixer: Beadwork & Jewelry

Aug. 15

Aug. 15 @ 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

  • When: Thursday, August 15th
  • Where: Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas, 78705
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Admission: $15 General, $10 Members (Use Membership Code)
  • Parking: Frost Bank Tower  – $10 parking for visitors after 5PM (4th and Brazos St.)
  • All ages welcome


Join us for an Artist workshop/encuentro with Changarrito Artist, Lys Santamaria! Guests will be able to enjoy drinks, small bites, and a gallery tour with the artist while creating Jewelry & learning about Beadwork!

Lys Santamaria is a Contemporary Bead and Mosaic Artist celebrated for her meticulous craftsmanship, transforming tiny beads and glass into vibrant jewelry, sculptures, and public art. Her art is a vehicle for sharing her unique voice as a Latina, woman, and immigrant, offering viewers a reflection of their own experiences and, hopefully, solace to those who share her experiences. Lys aims to foster connections, evoke joy, and provoke contemplation through her creations, crafting narratives that resonate with shared emotions and contributing to a more inclusive, loving, and interconnected world.

Immerse yourself in the art of encuentros as we gather to share stories, memories, and dreams through the vibrant language of color. In this interactive bracelet-making experience, you’ll connect with fellow participants in a celebration of heritage and shared experiences, discovering the transformative power of gifting. Explore the depth of connections as you craft a custom bracelet infused with the spirit of encuentros—a symbol of unity, resilience, and the beauty of shared moments. Join us in this fusion of artistry and sharing, where every bracelet is not just a creation but also a meaningful gift, a symbol of the bonds we forge in this collective journey of discovery.

About the Artist

Lys Santamaria was born in Colombia and raised in both Canada and the United States. Her beadwork is primarily inspired by her travels abroad and by influential women in her life. She enjoys using traditional beading techniques that reflect her cultural background. The repetitive motion of her work allows her time to meditate and each bead is woven with intention.