It has been the Frida Festival’s goal to honor and celebrate her legacy and inspiration through multidisciplinary presentations. Throughout the 14 years of the festival we have invited the community to participate in gallery shows, dance, poetry, fashion shows, and performance art.
The opening of the festival is blessed by a performance of Aztec Dancers. We invite various young dance groups to perform ballet folklorico which inspired Frida during her lifetime.
This year we are adding a fashion show inspired by Frida, with creations by five local Houston artists: Ernesto Guerra, Elvira Ocampo, Olga Diaz, Judy Masliyah, and Lizbeth Ortiz.
We will be attempting to gather the most Frida lookalikes in one place for a group photo – “Mil y Una Fridas.” We invite everyone, children, adults, men and women to put on a unibrow and their best Frida inspired outfit and help us set a Houston first record for the most Frida lookalikes.
We feature Houston native Karina Nistal as she performs her music including songs from her new released album “Je Ne Sais Quoi.”
Last year Vanesa Alonso from Houston Grand Opera serenaded our patrons with a marichi band, and she will close out our Sunday performances this year.
In addition to the performances we will be creating a temporary sculpture garden by a selection of ten artists interpreting Frida’s legacy.