When I found out that Edinburg – the town I live near in South Texas – was going to have a FridaFest, I immediately went into celebratory dance mode 💃 I LOVE Frida Kahlo and I have a feeling that I will end up being a lot like her – living somewhere warm in a bright blue house with lots of animals, an artsy husband, and wearing colorful clothing and woven braids in my hair not caring what anyone thinks. I’m totally okay with that 👍
Locals artists and vendors in the Rio Grande Valley were out in full force this past Saturday to celebrate the life and work of this very talented and interesting woman. Of course, of the three days a year the Valley actually gets rain, this had to be one of them ☔️ Luckily, it didn’t scare anyone inside and I actually remembered to bring my umbrella for the first time in my life. I basically stepped into my second version of heaven (the first version is me being surrounded by every animal that ever lived 🐯); everywhere I looked there were colorful items dedicated to Frida.
My second favorite thing about FridaFest is that it supported local businesses and artists, and enabled them to share their talents. Here are some of the cool items I came across before the weather prevented me from snapping more photos!
Yes, this is a Frida Kahlo apron and yes, I want it. In the booth across from this one they were selling Frida Kahlo yoga pants and I wanted them so bad but I didn’t buy them and now I’m googling “Frida Kahlo yoga pants.” If I was rich, this is what I’d spend my money on…
There were also vendors braiding hair like Frida’s signature style, food trucks, Frida and Diego lookalike contests, live music, and art activities for kids. Kahlo was born on July 6 and died on July 13, so it’s a fitting month to celebrate her legacy 🎨