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Hispanic Heritage Festival & Celebration – September 28, 2024

The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Foundation (SVCACF) operates with a mission to provide financial support to the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center to implement exceptional arts and cultural programming today, tomorrow, and for generations to come. As part of its mission and future vision, The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Foundation in partnership with the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center is proud to join a national celebration of the cultures, traditions and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans by partnering with the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, Ballet Folklorico Cielito Lindo de Simi Valley and US Bank to create a vibrant event that honors the richness of Hispanic cultures and fosters appreciation during a day of festivities! 

CALL FOR ART VENDORS:

Please join us this year as a vendor for the Hispanic Heritage Celebration and Festival!

We are looking for Arts & Crafts Vendors of Hispanic and Latin American Origin showcasing handmade crafts, artwork, jewelry, clothing, and more! Click the link above and fill out the application to be considered and to participate on Saturday, September 28, 2024 from 10am - 4pm.

 

Please note that all vendors must have a Pop Up with weights, Vendor Check-in and set up times are 7:00 am - 9:00 am. This will be a juried show - vendors will be notified if they have been selected to participate. Incomplete Applications WILL NOT be considered.

Early Bird Deadline and first round of jurying: August 1st
Application Deadline: September 1st
 

Save the Date:

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Highlights of the SVCACF Hispanic Heritage Festival include:

  • Arts & Craft Vendors offering a diverse array of vendors offering handmade crafts, artwork, jewelry, clothing, and more, celebrating Hispanic and Latino culture.

  • Live Music and Dance with captivating performances by Ballet Folklorico showcasing traditional dances from various Latin American countries and featuring 30 local youth. In addition, the outdoor stage will feature a local Mariachi Band, traditional Peruvian Music and offer Salsa dance lessons to the community free of charge.

  • Hispanic and Latin Cuisine with delicious Hispanic and Latin cuisine, featuring local to Simi Valley authentic dishes and flavors that represent the diversity of Latin American gastronomy.

  • Art Exhibit featuring works by Hispanic and Latino artists, showcasing their talent and creativity.

  • Film Screening of a culturally significant film that highlights the stories and experiences of Hispanic and Latino communities. In the Mainstage Theater at the Cultural Arts Center, we will be showing the documentary “Translators,” which tells the story of immigrant families whose children have to act as translators for their parents in matters that are more adult than they are. This short documentary is produced by US Bank and will be shown several times throughout the Festival.

  • Storytelling of captivating and educational stories and folklore from Hispanic and Latino traditions, shared by professional storytellers.Family

  • Friendly Community Sugar Skull Art Project invites our community to participate in a collaborative art endeavor that honors the vibrant traditions of Hispanic and Latino culture, particularly the iconic sugar skull. Sugar skulls, or "calaveras de azúcar," are a symbol of remembrance and celebration associated with Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican holiday that pays tribute to loved ones who have passed away.​

  • This event is free to the public!

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