Viva Frida by Arte Azul
October 5th, 1pm – 6pm, San Jose.
Tequila & Mezcal tastings, Mariachi, paintings local Chicano and Mexican artists. food vendors and Frida photo booths!
VIVA FRIDA IS BACK!!!!
Date and Time
Sat, October 5, 2019
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Avenue
San Jose, CA 95116
ART * TEQUILA * MUSIC * FOOD * CULTURE
Arte Azul invites you to take part in an unforgettable day in the open grounds of the Mexican Heritage Plaza to celebrate the life and passion behind Frida Kahlo’s paintings. Come sip on some margaritas in our VIP section and listen to live Mariachi as you admire paintings from local Chicano and Mexican artists. We will have a variety of food vendors plus Mexican antojitos for all guests to indulge. Frida themed photo booths will allow guests to capture the perfect selfies. Together, these elements are the perfect combination for a fun and festive atmosphere to celebrate one of Mexico’s most renowned artists.
The event is kid friendly so the whole family can come out and enjoy this festival. There will be a special kid’s sections for children to take part in arts and crafts, face paintings and more.
A VIP section for guests +21 will feature brand ambassadors from some of the most prestigious tequilas and mezcales offering tastings. VIP guests will also have access to special lounge areas.
*Guests are encouraged to dress according to the Frida Kahlo theme and wear flowers in their hair.
* WE HAVE OUR ANNUAL FRIDA LOOK A-LIKE CONTEST … and A FRIDITA LOOK A-LIKE CONTEST TOO!!. Prize for the winners!
ART ~ “El arte mas poderoso de la vida, es hacer del dolor un talisman que cura.” -Frida Kahlo
A pop-up exhibit of original artwork from the exhibit Pasion de Frida San Francisco will feature over 20 pieces from talented, local artists. This exhibit is curated by Bird Levy. All works will be available for purchase.
FOOD ~ “Todas las frutas habia en el jugo de tus labios.” -Frida Kahlo
We will have various food vendors that include a variety of traditional Mexican food, churros, paletas, aguas frescas and more!
MARIACHI ~ “Viva la vida.” -Frida Kahlo
This festive tribute could not be complete without live Mariachi music!
MAS MUSICA~ Get ready to dance, dance, dance!! Grupo N’ RUMBA, a ten member versatile band will be get the fiesta started. They are known for their high energy performances featuring a wide variety of Latin music styles including salsa, cumbias, merengues, banda and more!!
TEQUILA and MEZCAL ~”Doctor si me deja tomar este tequila, le prometo no tomar en mi funeral” -Frida Kahlo
Enjoy complimentary tastings from participating premium tequilas and mezcal
Tequila brand ambassadors will showcase their brands and offer expertise about the history, technical process and culture of Mexico’s national beverage
FRIDA INSPIRED FASHION SHOW ~ “Pies, para que los quiero si tengo alas pa’ volar” Frida Kahlo
Paulina Clothing will add a very special touch to this year’s VIVA FRIDA. Paulina’s fashion show will be a highlight that will be sure to leave a lasting impression. For the past 13 years she has made a mark in the fashion industry, as an Art Director designing for major brands like Disney Couture, Harley Davidson, Roxy, Oniel, Forever 21, Chico’s, Dress Barn and Avenue. Her inspiration comes from her travels around the world, culture, Mexican fine art, family, tradition and personal experiences.
FRIDA CRAFTING WORKSHOPS ~ “Pinto flores para que no mueran” Frida Kahlo
Special guest, Kathy Murillo aka Crafty Chica will be at VIVA FRIDA and putting together some fun crafting workshops. She will also do a book signing of her new book, Forever Frida. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at VIVA FRIDA.
We will offer a creative space for you to engage in a Frida themed art creation, craft, design or painting. Allow your creative side to shine and let some of our most talented artists and creators guide you through these funfilled activities.
- NOTE: TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR!
- Tickets are not refundable but are transferable.
- In the past, this event has SOLD OUT so we recommend that you purchase your tickets ahead of time! hope to see you there 🙂
- It’s an exciting event you wont want to miss!!!!!!!!