San Miguel hosting its fourth annual art fest event | Arts & Culture
San Miguel is hosting their own Art Fest for the fourth year in a row. It will be a day of 'creation, performance, sale and consumption.'
"Art Fest began as a celebration of student creation, and has escalated to an outreach event to connect with the community," said Melissa Schwindenhammer, the head of the Visual Art Department at San Miguel
WHEN: April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: San Miguel High School (6601 S. San Fernando Rd)
COST: All Art Fest booths and activities are free.
Some of the featured performances will include Axé Capoeira, Skirt Full of Fire (belly dancing), dancers from Breakout Studios, and a norteño band; there will also be poetry readings, a fashion show, and San Miguel student art sale. Finally, the festival will include many booths with activities that range from cloth bag decorating and mask making to chalk murals and action painting.
Art Fest will also be an opportunity to taste the creations of some of Tucson’s most popular food trucks. The trucks coming are Animal Farm (guerilla fine foods), Mobile Bistro (gourmet on wheels), Hot Dogs with Heart, and Street Delights (all kinds of pies).
“Art is a common language,” said Ms. Schwindenhammer. “The visual arts process creates a dialogue between artist and community, and vice-versa.” Art Honors Society member Paola Yanez (‘13) agreed. “Art is a way to express feelings and emotions,” she said. “It’s different for every person. One painting can have a million explanations.”