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9th Annual Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk & Urban Art Festival

April 21, 2018, 10 am – 4 pm | 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park 32789  

The festival celebrates Central Florida’s richly diverse culture through artwork, edutainment, and music, featuring the works of more than 25 folk and educational artisans, including members of the original Florida Highwaymen.

2016 performers included Shule Adetunde Homeschool Cooperative, dancers from the African Kulzha School, blind vocal performer Daniel Miles, the Guerilla Dancer storyteller, drumming by Mexican folklorist David Penaflor, the Porchdogs Cajun and Zydeco Band, traditional African American fraternity step show by Iota Gamma Fraternity brothers, and Orisirisi African Folklore. Demonstrations include Ox the Beekeeper, wheel throwing by a Crealdé ceramicist, and Pretty on Purpose, which uses STEM techniques to teach participants how to make beauty products. A Puerto Rican Vijigante mask making workshop led by Marillia Carrasquillo culminates in a public parade and showcase. Open house features the work by Crealdé’s senior outreach program participants. A soul food truck offers refreshments and admission is free. Event location: Hannibal Square Heritage Center.