July 8th- Frida Fest
The 2017 return of Frida Fest will celebrate the life and legacy of world-renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo! The city festival will provide a showcase of local and visiting talents including art, live music, dance, and poetry to celebrate and explore the cultured artwork that Frida Kahlo established throughout her lifetime. Guests are invited to enjoy Frida look-alike contests, multiple food booths, live recreations of Frida Kahlo's paintings, local music bands, refreshments, and Frida-themed handcrafted merchandise available throughout the festival grounds. To become a vendor, click the links below. Frida Fest is a family-friendly festival and is free for all. For more information about the event, call Soledad at 956-383-6246
Frida Kahlo is one of Mexico's most famous artists and also a popular feminist icon, celebrated for her passionate indomitability in the face of life's trials. She's best known for her daring self-portraits depicting the suffering she experienced in her personal life. Frida Kahlo had polio as a child; at the age of 18 she broke her right leg and pelvis in a horrific bus accident, leading to a lifetime of chronic pain. Partially immobile after the accident, Kahlo began painting in the late 1920s. She married famed muralist Diego Rivera in 1929 and together they traveled to the United States, staying in Detroit and New York City in the early 1930s. Kahlo had exhibitions of her paintings in New York City and Paris in the 1930s and associated with some of the most famous painters in the world. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were both known for their rocky marriage and in 1940 they divorced for a short time before remarrying. During the 1940s, Frida Kahlo gained international recognition for her colorful and sometimes graphic paintings (as well as for her bold public persona), but she continued to have health problems. She died in 1954, just after her 47th birthday.
Please ensure you have a TAX PERMIT before applying as an Edinburg Arts Vendor. Click HERE to apply for free!
Event vendors are dedicated individuals who are ready to display and distribute original works, in any media, at their own selected pricing. Vendors offer personally crafted creations of all sorts, including but not limited to, skilled handmade goods, delicate fine art and custom-made instruments.
As a Festival-participating Food Vendor, you will have the freedom of creating your unique food display and offering a one-of-a-kind menu for our community members to enjoy.