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Latino Arts Festival brings colorful celebration to Canyons Village

PARK CITY, Utah – The Arts Council of Park City & Summit County announces the 7th Annual Latino Arts Festival’s artists and performance lineup, along with a new venue, the Canyons Village.

The lively, three-day event will take place June 16-18, 2023, at Canyons Village at Park City Mountain. The event will feature over 25 visual artists, musicians, dancers, and foods that celebrate Latin American cultures. Artists will be displaying and selling their original artwork and creative goods, such as paintings, weavings, clothing, leatherwork, ceramics, jewelry, and more.

“Attendees will have an abundance of opportunities to immerse themselves in the traditions and beauty of Latino and Hispanic cultures through vibrant artistic expressions and hands-on art activations,” said Andrea Zavala, Community Engagement & Inclusion Coordinator for the Arts Council. “We will showcase artists, performers, and chefs from Peru, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, and more.”

This free, family-friendly festival is the perfect way for people of all backgrounds to interact through arts and culture. Several nonprofit partners will be providing hands-on experiences that include the Kimball Art Center kids craft tent, Artes de Mexico en Utah poetry tent, and a CONNECT Summit County wellness tent.

Also, local artist Clara Amezcua will be creating a larger-than-life ‘Alebrije’ – a brightly colored fantastic creature that represents a classic style of Mexican folk art. This sculpture will be an interactive piece, which will provide everyone with the opportunity to collaborate and paint along with her.

Art is a powerful vehicle through which we can all gain new perspectives, illustrate our shared human experience, and understand each other better. Through artistic exhibition, storytelling, and cultural celebration, the festival serves as an inclusive space for people to be curious, inspired, and connected.

LEAD-UP PARTNERSHIP EVENTS: June 13-15 | Various Locations 
Get excited for the Latino Arts Festival and dive into creative experiences in partnership with Mountain Town Music, Sundance Institute, Summit Community Gardens, and Park City Film.

Tuesday, June 13 | 7–10:30 p.m. at City Park
Noches de Verano en el Parque de la Ciudad // Music & Film Night – Presented in partnership with Mountain Town Music & Sundance Institute.

The live music event features Eligio Garcia Magic Harp from 7–8:30pm and an outdoor film screening of GOING VARSITY IN MARIACHI at 9:15pm. The film premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Documentary Competition section. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, June 14 | 7 p.m. at Jim Santy Auditorium
Free film screening of Pelé: Birth of a Legend presented in partnership with Park CIty Film in English with Spanish subtitles.

Thursday, June 15 | 5–7 p.m. at Summit Community Gardens
Cena en el Jardin (dinner in the garden) presented in partnership with Summit Community Gardens. Come enjoy a family friendly night in the gardens with fresh food provided by local latino chefs, live Bossa Nova music by Pedrinho Souza, kids craft activities, and craft cocktails provided by Don Julio. Dinner tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for kids.

FESTIVAL PROGRAM: June 16-18 | Canyons Village at Park City Mountain
Artist booths, live music, dance performances, food vendors, and nonprofit/sponsor booth activations take place all weekend long. Free and open to the public.

Friday, June 16 on the Canyons Stage
4–5 p.m.: Los Hermanos de Los Andes from Peru
5:30–6:15 pm.:. Danzas Chile Folklore dance group
7–9 p.m.: Rumba Libre

Saturday, June 17 on the Canyons Stage
10–11:30 a.m.: Tom & Jo, live music from Chile
11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: Hakan Utah Ecuador folklore dance group
12:25–1 p.m.: Ballet Las Americas en Utah dance group
1:15–2 p.m.: Escencia de Mexico dance group
2:15–4 p.m.: Sambadylove, live music from Brazil
5–6:15 p.m.: Mariachi Zavala, live music from Mexico
7:15–9 p.m.: Brazuca Band from Brazil

Sunday, June 18 on the Canyons Stage
10–11 a.m.: Zumba with Julieta Gesualdo
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: Oaxaca en Utah dance group
12:20–2 p.m.: Samba Fogo, live music from Brazil
3–5 p.m.: Senxao, a pop-rock band from Latin America

Food vendors will be available all weekend long featuring Tina’s Bakery, SobeEats UT, Paleta Bar, Nana’s Hot Dog, Arempas, and Jared’s BBQ.

We are grateful to all of our Festival supporters including our Host Sponsor: Canyons Village Management Association, and our Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors including Don Julio, Estrella Jalisco, Pendry Park City, Artes de México en Utah, Latino 106.3 FM & La GranD 102.3 FM, DoubleTree/The Yarrow, KCPW, and YOTELPAD Park City. Grant support from Summit County RAP Tax and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums are also critical to the Festival’s success.

For the full list of visual artists, dancers, and musical talent, go to arts-festival.

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