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WestFest 2016 featuring Patricia Vonne
April 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WestFest 2016 is a day long arts and culture festival that features performing arts events, art exhibits, arts vendors and local cultural entrepreneurs. In addition to providing our neighbors and audiences with an exciting array of performances and art, we will also showcase the major economic opportunity that lies in our Guadalupe Street corridor. We will activate our gallery, theater, and public spaces with an attainable vision that blends culture and commerce in an innovative, authentic and relevant way.
DATE: Saturday April 9th
TIME: 12pm – 6pm
WHERE: Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center 1301 Guadalupe St. SA,TX 78207
FREE and Open to the Public
This year’s highlights include:
Chicano Art Exhibit Featuring Iconic Mural from “Blood In Blood Out Film”
Renowned Artist Adan Hernandez showcases the mural “Carnalismo” along with other works from his collection. Hernandez’ work is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC and was included in Cheech Marin’s “Chicano Visions” exhibit. There will be a special appearance by actor Jesse Borrego, star of the film and featured in the mural. Prints and other merchandise will be for sale.
Free Outdoor Concert featuring Patricia Vonne in The Parque
Patricia Vonne’s music is a product of the cultural crossroads of the Lone Star State. Vonne grew up with a diverse blend of music in a family of ten wildly creative children including her older brother, film director Robert Rodriquez. Harvesting a hybrid mix that has been interpreted as Texas border rock, her latest album Viva Bandolera, is a compilation of Spanish songs collected from her five previous albums that explore her experience as a Tejana.
Pop-Up Dining Experience in Renovated Guadalupanita Café Building
Contributing to the economic development initiatives of the Guadalupe St. corridor is a major priority of the GCAC. First phase restoration of the historic restaurant building that served the neighborhood for generations is complete. Patrons will enjoy culinary offerings from local food trucks and dine inside the Guadalupanita Café Building.
Artisan Mercado in The Parque
Local artists, artisans, and craftspeople will activate a vibrant mercado in The Parque, an outdoor event and performance space just behind the historic Guadalupe Theater.
ABOUT THE GUADALUPE: GCAC is a 501c(3) non-profit organization founded in 1980 to preserve, promote and develop the arts and culture of the Chicano, Latino, Native American peoples for all ages and backgrounds through public and educational programming. Visit www.guadalupeculturalarts.