ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A year of planning, and it’s finally ready. The inaugural Festival Cervantes, Writing Art will be held from Thursday through Saturday.
“We wanted to use music, art and literature to bring different cultures together,” says Milly Castañeda-Ledwith, cultural events coordinator at the Instituto Cervantes. “It really doesn’t matter where you are from, but music, art and literature really do break down barriers.”
Castañeda-Ledwith says the festival will kick off with a reception for Mexican graffiti artist Neuzz at the Latin American and Iberian Institute on the University of New Mexico campus. The graffiti art is part of the “Abuelo Goyito” series, which has been seen in Mexico and across Latin America.
|If you go
WHAT: Festival Cervantes, Art Writing
WHEN: Various times Thursday-Saturday
WHERE: Various locations
HOW MUCH: Free
“Neuzz is going to come from Mexico and create a piece of art work that will be put on the wall of Marble Brewery,” she says. “He is known around the world for his graffiti art and the messages that each piece conveys.”