Cultural Arts Festival at Southwestern College Friday and Saturday

Southwestern College will host a Cultural Arts Festival from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, There is no admission charge and the public is invited to attend.

Event coordinator and Southwestern College student Raquel Resendiz hopes the event will prompt dialogue between international and domestic students with faculty, staff, and the community.

“It is important to celebrate the differences and similarities between cultures and what better way to do this than through art, since it comes in all shapes and forms,” Resendiz says.

The event will be in four different locations around the Southwestern College campus. 
• Christy Administration Building—American Indian traditions, Indian dance lessons, African braids, G(race) Talks, folklore, Arabic language, German language, loteria (Mexican bingo), henna, and salsa and bachata dance teaching.
• Messenger Recital Hall—Scottish bagpipes, Indian dance performance, and mariachi band.
• Darbeth Fine Arts Center—Portuguese language, Zamba dance teaching, Mexican ballad writing, Be Part of the Bigger Picture (painting/coloring), The Roles We Play, and world instruments.
• Roy L. Smith Student Center—Finding Common Ground game, Nine Lives Laughatorium and Good Times Improvisational Comedy Troupe, and ceramics tie-die.

Patrons are encouraged to walk to all the locations.  Festival t-shirts and food will be for sale.  For more information, go to

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