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2nd Annual Puro Chingón Churro & Ice Cream Social

  • Treasure City Thrift 2142 East 7th Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)


Where: Treasure City Thrift
2142E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

When: July 20, 2017 from 7PM-9PM

How much: FREE

What: Shop after-hours at Treasure City Thrift with the Puro Chingón Collective !

-- 100% of purchases from Treasure City Thrift will benefit Puro Chingón Collective
-- FREE churros and ice cream (vegan options available) 
---Try our new, signature Puro Chingón vegan churro ice cream flavor created by Sarah Lim
-- FREE drinks (soda and water) 
--FREE gift with purchases over $10
-- Puro Chingón Collective limited edition merchandise for purchase (including ChingoZine 6.5, a new limited edition Churro Love sticker, prints, apparel, and accessories) 
--DJ Hysteria playing cumbia, soul, and funk

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Puro Chingón Collective

The Puro Chingón Collective is a Latino art trifecta specializing in happenings, the activation of nontraditional spaces, designer toys, and art zines. Collective members are three Austin, Latino artists: Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi, James Huizar, and Claudia Zapata. In 2012, the Collective formed after their initial creation of ChingoZine, a Latino arts publication. ChingoZine is part of the Barnard Zine Library Collection, Pratt Institute Libraries, and Texas A&M University Zine Collection among several other libraries and research centers. In 2013, the Collective initiated The Puro Chingón Social Club, a monthly Latino–themed cinema program presented at the North Door in Austin, Texas. For previous programs, the Puro Chingón Collective conducted interactive film viewings of movies such as Mi Vida Loca, Y Tú Mama Tambien, and Selena. Audience members received props that coincided with key scenes in the film, allowing viewers to augment their experience in a whimsical fashion reminiscent of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. In 2014, the Collective designed the Pachanga Latino Music Festival and debuted their designer toy line, Chingolandia. Their designer toys are currently part of the permanent collection of the Mexic-Arte Museum and sold at Guzu Gallery in Austin, Texas. The Collective has worked with Birds Barbershop, Fusebox Festival, Trans-Pecos Festival, Creative Action, and Juiceland. The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection currently houses their official archives.

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What is ChingoZine?

ChingoZine is a zine featuring the original artwork and design of Latino artists published by the Puro Chingón Collective. In Spanish “Chingo” is a slang term for “lots of” or a “plethora of”. Zine is an abbreviated form of “magazine” and is typically a low-cost publication distributed to members of alternative, counter, and subcultures. Typically, the readership of zines consists of loyal and prideful readers that interpret the owning of a zine as a significant relationship with the creators and the contents which comprise the zine. Through a zine format, ChingoZine aims to create an accessible and affordable art publication that will be circulated in print. ChingoZine co-founders are Texas-based artists and designers Mark Aguilar, James Huizar, Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi, and Claudia Zapata (editor of ChingoZine).

ChingoZine in Bookstores, Libraries, and Special Collections

ChingoZine is available for purchase online via the Puro Chingón Collective Big cartel online ( shop and is now available for sale at the Blanton Museum of Art (Austin), MonkeyWrench Books (Austin), BookWoman (Austin), Resistencia Books (Austin), Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin), Farewell Books (Austin), Printed Matter (New York), Pilsen Outpost (Chicago), Seite Books (Los Angeles). ChingoZine copies are currently in the archives and collections at the Museum of Modern Art Library (New York), London College of Communication Collections and Archives (London) Austin History Center (Austin), Austin Public Library (Austin), Texas A&M Zine Library Collection (College Station), the Nettie Lee Benson Library (Austin), the Pratt Institute Libraries (Brooklyn), University of Texas at San Antonio Special Collections (San Antonio), the Barnard Zine Library Collection (New York), Michigan State University (Lansing),Bibliothek des Ibero-Amerikanischen Instituts PreuBischer Kulturebesitz (Berlin),St. Louis Library (St. Louis),and TIJUANA (São Paulo) for preservation, archive, and circulation. This project has generated international followers and we would like to continue presenting Latino art and design in the zine format.


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