Lane Arts Council’s Empresarios de Fiesta Cultural events are now in full swing!

These events are put on in collaboration with local emerging and established Latino/a/x/e cultural producers, Empresarios de Fiesta Cultural. This effort is intended to support these cultural producers in expanding their understanding of and skillset to create public-facing events during Fiesta Cultural and beyond.

Laura Martinez hosted “Ven a Nuestra Casa” on December 12th, which was a hit. It included a demonstration of holiday foods by Xicha, flower arrangements by Chase Flowers & Gifts, as well as additional presentations about festive drinks, textiles, and dishware all from a variety of Latino/a/x/e cultures.

More events happening this week!

Mary Sollo of Ballet Folklorico Colibri is hosting Social Change Through Dance, an educational experience that will feature live performances.
Where: Eugene Farmer’s Market Pavilion
When: Friday, December 16, 5-6pm

Liandy Jimenez Otero is hosting The Block Multicultural Festival, modeled after similar block parties to those held in Puerto Rico at this time of year. The festival will feature live music, local vendors, a fashion runway, film, and a multisensory photography experience.
Where: Thinking Tree Spirits
When: Friday, December 16, 5-9pm

Marina Hajek will lead a Bilingual Storytime of folkloric tales and legends from Guatamala for children and families. The stories will include “Los animales fugitivos” (The Runaway Animals) and “El caballito de siete colores” (The Horse of Seven Colors).
Where: Bethel Branch of the Eugene Public Library
When: Saturday, December 17th, 11am-12pm

Learn about these and other Fiesta Cultural events here!