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7th Annual “A Season of Hope” Arts Festival: Celebrating Education and the Art

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By Roberto H. Gonzalez
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We welcome the community to join us as we celebrate our 7th Annual “A Season of Hope” Arts Festival, at McAllen’s Art Village on Main. Although this year will be different, we have prepared to provide a safe and cheerful experience with masks being required during the festival and hand sanitizer readily available at the event. 

The in-person portion of the festivities will be held December 12th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome to visit our courtyard at Art Village on Main, where local artists will showcase their work. Shop at the assortment of professional artists booths, as they exhibit and sell their outstanding variety of artisan jewelry, paintings, photographs, sculptures and other media. Music will be provided by local ensemble 2C41 during this time as attendees enjoy both indoor and outdoor vendor booths. Local food vendors La Eloteca snack bar and Atypical Coffee cart will offering food and drinks for sale in the Art Village on Main courtyard during the festival as well. 

Don’t miss the demonstration! UTRGV Ceramic Org will be joining us for the first time, throwing clay at the wheel during the festival as well as selling their hand made wares. 

Unique to this year’s festival will be a virtual juried exhibition by McAllen ISD students grades K-12. This online exhibition will be available for viewing at 6 p.m. at mcallenisd.org. 

By Roberto H. Gonzalez

The 7th Annual A Season of Hope Arts Festival, a McAllen holiday tradition, celebrates visual and performing arts education in the Rio Grande Valley and encourages young people in our community to explore and appreciate the arts. 

Proceeds from the professional artists application fee and the selected artists booth fees provide scholarships for twelve students. Six high school and six middle school students will each be awarded a scholarship in one of the six categories: drawing, mixed media, painting, printmaking, photography, digital art and 3-D. This scholarship was made possible by Lone Star National Bank and exhibiting artists. 

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For further information about A Season of Hope Arts Festival, contact Yoli Cantú at (956) 687-8682

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