multi-cultural festival of music and dance for Albuquerque area schools.
Festival de Bellas Artes was created to nurture skill and appreciation for multicultural music and dance among the youth of Albuquerque. This annual festival celebrates and honors students’ cultures, and motivates and rewards students who have worked hard to develop their artistic ability throughout the school year. Through performances and workshops, it is our hope that students leave the festival with a broader understanding of the world and its artistic styles, and the inspiration to reach for even higher levels of artistry.
In addition to preserving and promoting the cultural art forms of Folkloric dance and Mariachi music, the event celebrates diversity of all kinds and strives to broaden the artistic experience of the participants through exposure to a wide variety of styles. African dance and drumming, Taiko, Middle Eastern dance, Flamenco and hip hop are just a few of the styles that students have enjoyed through the years.
Festival de Bellas Artes is a partnership between Albuquerque Public Schools, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and local students.