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Frida Kahlo

The Monitor

Annual Frida Fest pushes forward despite weather

July 9, 2017

EDINBURG — Not even rain could keep the Frida Fest down.

The fourth annual outdoor event matched the perseverance of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo by going forward as planned on Saturday.

On the patio outside city hall, vendors displayed their art, jewelry and clothes. Numerous food vendors lined the west end of the patio with tacos, burgers, corn and funnel cakes among their offerings.

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Life and ideas of Frida Kahlo celebrated at festival

July 10, 2016

EDINBURG — With flower crowns on their heads, colorful long skirts and shawls, countless women could be seen wearing Frida Kahlo-inspired attire at Edinburg Arts’ third annual Frida Fest at Edinburg City Hall.

Cristina Kahlo, the artist’s grand-niece, walked around the festival grounds Saturday before giving a short lecture on her great-aunt’s life.

The festival celebrated the belated birthday of the iconic surrealist painter.