June 30, 2019 – 1:00 pm

Free Family Festival Day

1:00–5:30 p.m.

Come celebrate our friends Frida, Diego, and Mexican art and culture at the Frist Art Museum during our FREE Family Festival Day! Enjoy special art-making activities, performances, and gallery experiences designed for the whole family!

Please join us as we welcome Manuel Cuevas, honorary chair of Family Festival Day!
Known to most as “Manuel,” the luminary multicultural fashion designer and Nashville treasure was recognized as a 2018 National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts. Feel free to say hello to Manuel and share your thanks for all he has done to unite art and culture in our community.


La Mision ConArte
Auditorium, Main Level
Experience the beautiful diversity of traditional Mexican costume, music, and dance, presented by the folkloric performers of La Mision ConArte.

Rachel Rodriguez
Auditorium, Main Level
Singer-songwriter Rachel Rodriguez will perform her bilingual children’s album, Songs for My Little Amigos, inspired by her desire to introduce her children to their Latino heritage and the Spanish language.

Danza Azteca Ollin Quetzalli
Turner Courtyard
Join Danza Azteca Ollin Quetzalli (Aztec Dance Movement of Precious Feathers) outside in the courtyard as they share their representation of pre-Hispanic times through dance, music, and costume.*
*In the event of inclement weather, this performance will be held in the auditorium.



Martin ArtQuest® Gallery
Upper Level
Experiment with exciting hands-on art activities, ranging from papel picado to animation to printmaking.

Huichol Yarn Painting
Studio A, Upper Level
The Huichol people from the mountainous areas of north central Mexico are known for their brightly colored folk art. Try your hand at creating a Huichol-style yarn painting.

Pocket Maracas
Studio B, Upper Level
Decorate your own colorful instrument, small enough to take anywhere!

Wearable Garden
Studio C, Upper Level
Make a headband or boutonniere inspired by Frida’s garden.

Sidewalk Chalk Mural
Turner Courtyard
Add your design to our sidewalk chalk mural, using stencils or your own imagination!
*In the event of inclement weather, this activity will be canceled.

Mexican Table Games
Grand Lobby
Try one of the traditional Mexican board or card games with your family.


Frist Café
Main Level
A delightful menu of reasonably priced, freshly made food for the whole family.

Burritos La Mina*
Food truck parked on McGavock Street
Chihuahua, Mexico, is known for its rich mining history and its delicious cuisine. Burritos La Mina (“The Mine”) offers a variety of menu options, including burritos, quesadillas, tacos, tortas, and more.

Rolling Feast*
Food truck parked on McGavock Street
Rolling Feast’s Southwestern/Latin American selections include green chile pork carnitas, nachos with poblano chile queso & chorizo, and Sonoran dogs. Rolling Feast also offers cheese quesadillas and hot dogs, as well as fresh-squeezed lemonade and baked goods.

Las Paletas*
Located across from the food trucks by the sculpture Rose on 65th Street
Las Paletas offers handmade popsicles, using ripe fruit, vegetables, and other fresh ingredients, including grains, nuts, flowers, and herbs from community gardens. You will find traditional Mexican flavors as well as seasonal favorites.

*No outside food or beverage may be brought into the Frist Art Museum or consumed in the Frist café.


Thank you to our advisers and sponsors!
Casa de la Cultura Latino Americana
Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University
Conexión Américas
Hispanic Family Foundation
La Campana
YMCA Latino Achievers


A sensory escape room will be available by the Conte Community Arts Gallery for visitors who need it, from 1:00 until 3:30 p.m.


HCA Tri-Star

Platinum Sponsor

Memorial Foundation

Education and Community Engagement

Windgate Foundation

Education and Community Engagement

Nashville Parent

Media Sponsor


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