Frida Festival 2021 – Viva Frida!

Frida Festival 2021

902 Hardy St, Houston, TX 77020
April 19-24 – list of times below

Viva Frida!

Join us in celebrating the 16th Annual Frida Festival. After a long and surreal year, we look forward to celebrating our love and admiration of Frida with art, music, and food.

Since 2005, Frida Festival has been produced by Houston artist Lizbeth Ortiz with Houston Institute for Culture (HIFC) joining in 2010. HIFC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. This year the festival will be produced by HIFC Board members, volunteers and artists.

2021 Dates

Group Show | Hardy and Nance Studios

Our group show will be at The Hardy & Nance Studios Gallery, schedule below:

Mon-Wed 4/19 – 21, 3 – 8 pm
Thur-Fri 4/22 – 23, 3 – 9 pm
Sat 4/24, 11 am – 8 pm

All guests must wear masks while visiting us – this is building policy. We will have hand sanitizer available and ask that everyone practice social distancing. No food or drink inside the gallery space.

Frida Mercado | Cuchara

Saturday, June 26
Sunday, June 27
11 am – 7 pm on both days.

This Mercado is curated to celebrate the legacy of Frida Kahlo. Vendors will have original art, and crafts, that celebrate Frida’s legacy. Cuchara will be serving yummy dishes and drinks all day long. Entertainment by MECA students and music by dj Stephanie St. Sanchez.

We will be set up at Cuchara’s parking lot, located at 214 Fairview Street.

Dia de la Frida | Karbach Brewing

Saturday, July 11
Sunday, July 12
11 am – 6 pm on both days.

Join us for our annual festival dedicated to the legendary Frida Kahlo. Family friendly event featuring mercado, local artists, food trucks, DJ, and 4th edition Frida glass + merchandise.

Call for Artists

All work must be original creations of the artist submitting the application. No reproductions of original work by other artists or Frida Kahlo’s original pieces will be accepted. We are looking for original pieces that incorporate Frida’s legacy and or inspiration. All mediums are welcome, work must be reviewed and accepted by the curator. The last day to submit will be Thursday, April 15th. Drop off date and instructions will be emailed when accepted.

Questions and concerns can be emailed to with the subject “Frida 16”.

Please submit work via this form.


This Mercado is curated to celebrate the legacy of Frida Kahlo. We are looking for original art, and crafts, that celebrate our love for Frida.

The Mercado will be a two-day market, Saturday, May 1st and Sunday, May 2nd, both days 11 am – 7 pm.

Please apply via this form.