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Taste of Cultura: Latino Makers Exposition

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Festival Latino Internacional is proud to present its annual celebration, this year themed “Taste of Cultura,” a Latino Makers Exposition, taking place over four days at Michael J. Zone Recreation Center.

Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Chilean and the many others of Latino descent have all played a part in the growth of the arts, crafts and makers industry in the United States. Without the contributions of these Hispanic artists, craftsman, chefs, makers, business owners and other equally distinguished creative endeavors of Latino origin, the world might not be as bright and vivid as it is today. In an ongoing effort to support each other, several organizations have become collaborators to bring forth light and a heritage identity upon the local arts and cultural scene. It's the individual effort of everybody working together towards a collective goal that causes real, effective change in the world. We welcome the entire community to come enjoy our art, music, performances, cuisine and spirits!

July 18th, 5-10pm • LACHA Creatives Mixer

Main Stage: Paint & Poetry Show
Caridad De La Luz “La Bruja” • Rajah Morales & Lionel Morales "New Genesis" • More TBA…
Live Paint Sessions: Topiltzin • Laura Lenke • Juliann O’Fray • Alicia Vasquez • Arcelia Gandarilla • More TBA...
Spanish Winemakers Networking Night (Complimentary Tasting & Tapas – While Supplies Last)
Sponsors: La Cosecha Galeria • Latinx Arts & Culture of Hispanic Alliance • Gordon Square Arts District

July 19th, 5-10pm • LACHA Artists of Color Symposium

Main Stage: Implacables
Panel Discussion: How to resolve the disparity in both funding and inclusion for Artists of Color in the Arts & Culture community?
Organizers: LCG • LACHA • GSAD
LCG Booth: Creative Industry Workshops
Spoken Word Basics - Perform Vs. Read: Caridad De La Luz
Creative Placemaking: Topiltzin LCG + LACHA
Artist Development & Opportunities: Gordon Square Arts District

July 20th, 12-10pm • Caribbean Festival

Main Stage: Zafra Negra • Mariel Mariel • Bachata Karibe • Fabián Torres
LCG Pintame - Paint & Sip/Ice Cream Session

July 21st, 12-10pm • Niños de Mexico - Tony Gonzalez Tribute

Main Stage: LatinUs Theatre Group • Mariachi Santa Cecilia • Trio Youngstown • Tocho Morocho • Kawakan • Maico Y Su Ritmo Alegre
LCG Booth: Vivid Color Holi Paint Party • Children’s Chalk Art Festival
Artists: Artists: Topiltzin • Lotus Anji • Soledad Vasquez • Rosalina • Laura Lenke • Juliann O’Fray • Augusto Bordelois • Alicia Vasquez • Arcelia Gandarilla • LatinUs Theatre Group • Latin Dance Rebels • Lifting Puerto Rican Youth Project

Contact: 216.385.9545

Earlier Event: July 18
Edgewater LIVE
Later Event: July 19
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