The 16th Edition of Barrio Arts Fest is a historical one. It commemorates the opening of the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture after an extensive reconstruction of the former establishment of the Humboldt Park Stables that lasted over a decade. Now, the historic building that housed the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (IPRAC) through its transition will rejoice once again with its signature arts festival, Barrio Arts Fest, during the weekend of July 9th (11am-7pm) & 10th, 2016 (11am-5pm).
Every year Barrio Arts Fest, in addition to an amazing selection of local artists/vendors, offers workshops for the entire family. This year Barrio Arts Fest is adding a selection of local food and tropical drinks. This year’s lineup of performers will bring dance, music and theater. Arawak’Opia, Youth Bomba Group from Puerto Rico; Segundo Ruiz Belvis y los Hermanos del Tambor, Plena and Rumba from Puerto Rico and Cuba; Eddie Ortiz Trio, Frank’s People; The Miracle Center and The Court Theater will be performing during the weekend of Barrio Arts Fest 2016. In addition to traditional bomba dancing and musical performances, there are many other extraordinary experiences that the whole family can enjoy. The museum will have a family workshop station, where they can make their own vejigante mask as well.
Join us to celebrate the new journey of our Museum, our beautiful Puerto Rican Arts and Culture and our vibrant community here in Chicago.
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-Arawak’Opia, Youth Bomba Group from Puerto Rico
-Segundo Ruiz Belvis y los Hermanos del Tambor, Plena and Rumba from Puerto Rico and Cuba
-Eddie Ortiz Trio
-The Miracle Center
-The Court Theater