THE FESTIVAL OF INTERNATIONAL BOOKS AND ARTS (FESTIBA) WAS CREATED IN 2006 TO PROMOTE AN INTEREST AND APPRECIATION FOR READING AND EARLY LITERACY, CELEBRATE AND APPRECIATE THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES, AND BROADEN CULTURAL AWARENESS WITHIN SOUTH TEXAS.
FESTIBA 2019 COMMUNITY DAY WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE EDINBURG CITY HALL COURTYARD AND WALKWAY.
The City of Edinburg and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley invite the public to help celebrate the Festival of International Books and Art (FESTIBA) at the Edinburg City Hall Courtyard, Friday, March 1st, 2019 from 6 p.m. -9 p.m. The celebration will include art, authors, fun children’s activities, various workshops, music, food, shopping, and entertainment for individuals of all ages. This year’s theme is Inspiring Communities: Celebrating Cultural Heroes. FESTIBA Community Day Festival is a family fun-filled event. Admission is free and open to the public.
Each year, the festival aims to celebrate art & literature through the many entertaining and educational children’s activities, special author appearances, and art exhibits that take place during the event. This year, activities will include storytelling, puppet shows, craft booths, face painting, poetry chalk art, cultural performances, various demos conducted by UTRGV #subculture: The Future is Now, and music by Inevitable.
Additionally various authors will be exhibiting their books and talking to the public about them. An Artist Fair will also be taking place where various local artists will also be exhibiting and selling their phenomenal works of art. Various organizations will be on site promoting the Arts & Literacy and providing information about the many services they provide to the community.
Everyone is invited to take part in this Community Festival. For more information or special accommodations, contact the Sekula Memorial Library at 956.383.6246.
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