Edinburg to Celebrate Annual FridaFest
The City of Edinburg invites the community to the 6th Annual Fridafest, a festival that celebrates renowned Mexican Artist, Frida Kahlo along with the spirit of perseverance and empowerment. This annual festival will take place at the Edinburg City Hall Courtyard on Saturday, July 13th, 2019 starting at 5 p.m.
The festival will include a theatrical performance by the EMA Community Theater, an all-female art exhibit curated by Eva Williamson of Edinburg as well as the popular Frida look-a-like contests for both children and adults. The evening performances will include music selected by the women of Mujer RGV, as well as cultural dance performances.
This year’s FridaFest will continue seeing the incorporation of the Frida Procession that will take place in the City Hall Courtyard. Before the start of the FridaFest procession, the festival will strive to set a record for the “Largest gathering of people dressed as Frida Kahlo”, this will follow with a walk of Empowerment in celebration of womanhood.
FridaFest will kick off at 5 p.m. with the All – Female Artist Exhibition and reception inside the City Hall Lobby located at 415 W. University Drive. The Frida Empowerment Panel showcases women from the community who have made an impact and a difference in their respective fields while highlighting their accomplishments. The panel also strives to inspire the younger generations of women and young girls.
FridaFest is an annual event hosted by the City of Edinburg in celebration of the Life of renowned Mexican Artist, Frida Kahlo. Kahlo began painting in the late 1920s, she married famed muralist Diego Rivera in 1929. She’s best known for her daring self-portraits depicting the suffering she experienced; she is a popular feminist icon celebrated for her passionate indomitability in the face of life’s trials. Frida was the first 20th Century Latin American artist to have her work purchased by the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. She was a woman of character who persevered in spite of her physical pain and emotional turmoil. She is now one of the most iconic female artists of all time and one of the most celebrated.
FridaFest© 2019 is free and open to the public. It includes live music, artists, food vendors, plenty of children’s activities and lots of great Frida inspired art. For more information on becoming a vendor at FridaFest, or for answers on how to get involved, visit www.edinburgarts.com or contact the Edinburg Library at (956) 383-6246.