Culture Fest happens
Nov. 2 and 3
at Central Library
Celebrate the diversity of cultures in western Colorado at the 2018 Mesa County Libraries Culture Fest, a two-day event that happens
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3,
at the Central Library in downtown Grand Junction.
Culture Fest includes an art reception and display, a festival of cultures, and a wide variety of children’s activities, all celebrating the many cultures of western Colorado.
All Culture Fest events are
open to the public at no charge.
Culture Fest is hosted by Mesa County Libraries and is cosponsored by Friends of the Mesa County Libraries and the Grand Junction Commission on Arts & Culture.
An opening reception for the 2018 Culture Fest Art Show is scheduled from
6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2,
at the Central Library.
Javier de los Santos will perform classical guitar for the reception, and the art show’s juror, 970West Artist in Residence Pavia Justinian, will speak when awards are presented at 7 p.m.
The Culture Fest Art Show will be on display in the gallery corridor at the Central Library from Oct. 26, 2018, through Jan. 3, 2019.
CULTURE FEST CELEBRATION
Celebrate cultural diversity, learn about different cultures in Mesa County, and enjoy a variety of entertainment at the main Culture Fest celebration, which takes place from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3,
throughout the Central Library.
Entertainment will be dance groups and musicians, including Nueva Generacion Folklorico, Sultan's Pride Dance Troupe, Nine Province Kung Fu, Bella Rouge Dance Company with Talking Rhythm, Inspired Dance Company, and Synthesis Irish Dance. Performance times are listed on the
Culture Fest web page
CULTURE FEST FOR KIDS
Kids can get ready for Culture Fest with a variety of culturally oriented events leading up to the big celebration. Kids’ events include:
● Hora de cuentos: Leyendas Salvadoreñas
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Central Library
Listen to popular Salvadoran folktales and stories, some spooky. Afterward, enjoy some fun activities.
● Hora de cuentos: Leyendas Mexicanas
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Central Library
Listen to popular Mexican folktales and stories, some spooky. Afterward, enjoy some fun activities.
● Neighbors Read: Synthesis Irish Dance
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Central Library
Synthesis Irish Dance will perform traditional Irish dancing at this weekly family story time event.
● Music Story Time: Remember Me, Recuérdame
2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Central Library
Sing beautiful Día de los Muertos songs, and celebrate authors who have passed on, leaving their wonderful stories with us.
● Día de los Muertos - Day of the Dead
2-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Central Library
Celebrate life and death with stories, music and Latin American culture. There will be books, fun activities, snacks, and crafts.
● Story Time and Candy World
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Central Library
Taste different candies from around the world and enjoy a special story time at 10 a.m.
Please join us at Culture Fest!