San Agustín Etla is home to a former textile factory that has been restored and made into an art center called the CASA (Centro de Artes, San Agustín). The famous Mexican artist, Francisco Toledo, participated in the re-design of this center. The Alfredo Harp Helú Foundation also provided support for the restoration.
This community has an abundance of natural springs and a delightful climate. Surrounding the art center you will find several interesting water features.
In 2008, the CASA was host to a large textile exhibition that included many hand-made indigenous women’s blouses (huipiles in Spanish, from the Nahuatl term huipilli).
In 2011 we got to visit an exhibition by Jan Hendrix with a botanical art theme at the CASA.
Below the CASA we also hope to visit the hand-made paper factory, where water is so necessary to the process.