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The ¡ARTEVIVA! Festival in Naples

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Festival in Naples, FL

Naples, Florida communities continue to recover in the wake of Hurricane Ian. As residents carry on with debris clean-up, the city is coming back to life and things are starting to reopen again. If you are looking for a way to rise above the still-muddled state of things, consider experiencing the ¡ARTEVIVA! Festival in Naples during this last week of October 2022.

The Paradise Coast presents ¡ARTEVIVA!, a year-long celebration of the unique cultural and artistic contributions of Hispanic artists. The festival, which includes a variety of events and exhibits, kicked off in Naples in September and will continue through June 2023. The extended calendar of the ¡ARTEVIVA! Festival is jam-packed with art and music experiences. During the last week of October, three of the highlights include the following:

LA CALAVERA CATRINA

October 1 – January 21, 2023

Mexican-born artist Ricardo Soltero (delayed due to Hurricane Ian) brings his vision of Mexico’s iconic Día de los Muertos celebration to the Naples Botanical Garden. The exhibit features eight large sculptures of La Catrina, the female skeleton figure wearing a fancy hat with feathers and flowers that is central to celebrations of Día de los Muertos, which translates in English to Day of the Dead. The exhibit also includes a large ofrenda, or altar, where offerings are placed in memory of deceased family members.

26 MILES

October 13 – 30, 2022

The Gulfshore Playhouse presents 26 MILES, a play by Puerto Rican playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes. 26 MILES is a coming-of-age story from the Pulitzer prize and Tony-nominated playwright, about a mother and her estranged teen-aged daughter who go on an impromptu road trip and save their relationship as they rediscover what it means to love and understand each other.

MUSICAL INTERLUDES WITH A LATIN TWIST

Monthly starting in October

Musical Interludes with a Latin Twist is a series of 90-minute performances by masters of Latin jazz, including the Venezuela-born legend Dr. Eduardo Calle of Miami as well as experts in Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and Argentinian jazz will take place at the Marco Island Center for the Arts, south of Naples on Marco Island.

For more information, visit the

¡ARTEVIVA! Festival page

on the official website for Florida’s Paradise Coast!

https://www.paradisecoast.com/arte-viva-festival

The ¡ARTEVIVA! Festival is just one of the countless things to do in the Naples, Florida area. Naples is also world-renowned for its high-end restaurants and hotels, excellent shopping, award-winning golf courses, beautiful beaches, engaging outdoor activities, and robust arts scene. There is always something to do in Naples and the surrounding area–even Mother Nature cannot keep the city from rising up and moving forward.

The Naples Art District, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in North Naples, is home to over 90 professional artists–the largest concentration of working artists in the Southwest Florida area. The District gives local professional artists a creative home. It is accessible to the public all year round during open studio hours and various events. Contact the Naples Art District at any time online or by phone at 239-249-1977 to learn more.