Viva La Frida: Mount Dora festival celebrates art, diversity

Festival celebrates Mexican artist Frida Kahlo

(Frida Kahlo image from Frida Kahlo Museum in Coyoacan, Mexico City. KSAT)

MOUNT DORA, Fla. – Live music, competitions and art will take over downtown Mount Dora this Saturday.

The Viva La Frida Festival is happening 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., celebrating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, who lived from 1907 to 1954.

According to Museum of Modern Art, Kahlo would portray herself in “meticulously executed paintings” that explored, questioned and staged her self and identity.

The festival will celebrate the “diversity and artistic creativity” she represents, according to organizers.

“Enjoy an inspiring day filled with rich experiences, food, music and art inspired by Latin and Hispanic culture. Community outreach groups will be on hand to offer a wide variety of services to our Latino families,” the event’s website said.

Here is what to expect:

  • Alberto Cebollero Jazz Ensemble – Latin Fusion Jazz
  • Los Van Guardias (The Guards Go) – comprised of current members of U.S. military branches playing Latin Rock
  • Caribe Groove – A four-man/woman band with members from Venezuela, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico playing hot dance music and rock
  • LPT – A 10-piece Latin Salsa Orchestra
  • Frida Khalo look-alike contest
  • Orlando Opera performing from their upcoming show “Frida”
  • No Borders Art Competition on stage
  • Live Mural Painting by PJ Svejda Studio Art Farm

Click here to get tickets and to check out the schedule.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.