Latino Arts Festival: Celebrating our Diverse Community
On Saturday June 3rd, the second annual Latino Arts Festival, produced by the Christian Center of Park City, will celebrate and showcase our local Latin culture. Approximately one-quarter of Park City’s population is from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South American countries like Peru, Argentina, and Bolivia. The one-day Festival brings this diversity to light and creates a fun and colorful way for people from Park City and the surrounding areas to better understand and experience the heritage, traditions, and creativity of our Latino community.
Max Ventura, Latino Outreach Coordinator for the Christian Center of Park City, is the lead organizer of the event. He believes that art brings people together and is looking forward to sharing the beauty and vibrancy of the many local Latino cultures through the Festival.
Folkloric dance performances, art displays, craft demonstrations, and food are part of the program. In addition, Sundance Institute has organized a free community screening of the documentary, Cesar’s Last Fast, and director Richard Rey Perez will led a question and answer session afterward.
The Latino Arts Festival will be held at Park City Library (1255 Park Avenue) on June 3rd at 3pm. The event is free and open to the public. You can learn more about the festival and see pictures from last year’s event by going to www.ccofpc.org.
Event partners supporting the Christian Center of Park City include the Park City and Summit County Libraries, KPCW, the Sundance Institute, and the Park City Summit County Arts Council.