Feature Artist

Featured Artists at Chuco Relic

Welcome to Chuco Relic's Featured Artists page, where we celebrate the vibrant creativity of El Paso's talented community. At Chuco Relic, we're more than just a souvenir shop—we're a testament to the rich cultural tapestry of the El Paso/Juarez Frontera, where passion meets craftsmanship and heritage intertwines with modern flair.

Our Story

Founded by Chelsie Evaldi, a true Chuco boss with an unyielding love for El Paso, Chuco Relic is more than just a business—it's a labor of love, a homage to our beloved city. Chelsie's journey from the bustling streets of Austin to the tranquil plains of Ireland and back to her roots in El Paso mirrors the spirit of resilience and pride that defines our community.

Celebrating Local Talent

Chuco Relic proudly showcases the work of over 30 local artists, each piece a testament to the ingenuity and creativity thriving in the 915 area code. From intricately designed growlers to stylishly crafted t-shirts, every product in our store tells a story of El Paso's unique charm and character.

Explore Our Collections

Browse through our curated collections and discover the soul of El Paso through the eyes of our talented artists:

  • Artisanal Apparel: Express your Chuco Town pride with our locally sourced, one-of-a-kind El Paso threads, featuring designs that capture the essence of our city's spirit.

  • Creative Curios: From handmade flasks to intricately designed jewelry, explore our eclectic selection of locally made curios that reflect the vibrant culture of the El Paso/Juarez region.

  • Homemade Keepsakes: Take home a piece of El Paso with our signature collection of locally crafted souvenirs, perfect for cherishing memories of your visit to the best tip of Texas.

Visit Us Today

Experience the magic of Chuco Relic at one of our three locations, where you'll find more than just products—you'll find a community united by a shared love for El Paso and a passion for supporting local artists.

Steven Espinoza

@Stevendonespinoza

A born and raised El Pasoan, Steven moved to Colorado to pursue a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts in Illustration at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. He returned to his hometown with hopes of giving back to the community that paved the way for him as an artist. Since working with Chuco Relic in 2023, he's felt a sense of accomplishment seeing fellow El Pasoans love and wear his work with pride. Ask him about his designs!

Ursula Avila

@URSHFISH

A self-taught artist, Ursula studied a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences at UTEP and started working in graphic design during COVID in 2020. Ever since, she’s re-found her passion for art while designing for Chuco Relic!

Why Urshfish? A walking Darwin fish is the symbol for evolution, so it’s a nod to Ursula’s science background- with the Urshfish holding a pencil instead

Andrew "Andy" candelaria

@ANDREW_ELPASO_ART

Andy, with a B.F.A in Drawing and Graphic Design, discovered his artistic passion through Spider-Man comics and later Jim Lee's work. Andy has been with Chuco Relic for 8 years and continues to provide a space for artists to showcase their talents. Andy himself has various projects displayed around the store and hopes to continue growing in the local El Paso art scene.

Gabriela flores

@machaubi

A proud jewelry designer from Chihuahua, Mexico, Gabriela’sbrand, Machá 'Ubí, meaning Woman of the Moon in Rarámuri, is inspired by the vibrant colors of the Chihuahuan desert and the Moon. After serving 7 years in the U.S. Army, including a deployment to the Middle East, she has embraced her creative side. Gabriela’s earrings are some of our best-seller items, and how could they not? Gabriela’s goal is to make you feel beautiful, empowered, and confident.