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Guanacaste Art Festival Promises a “Great Fiesta”

Guanacaste Art Festival 2013

Guanacaste Art Festival Promises a “Great Fiesta”

Promising “a lavish display of talent”, the 2013 Guanacaste Art Festival will be held November 21st – 24th in the city of Tilaran. As the 6th annual festival of its kind, this year’s festivities feature more than 40 national groups from all over Costa Rica. Vera Vargas, the regional promoter of culture for the province of Guanacaste, says “it will be a great fiesta.”

Taking place from 7am to 10pm in the ATRA facilities (fairgrounds), the Guanacaste Art Festival 2013 will feature music, theater, visual arts, contemporary dance, poetry, crafts, folkloric dances and other expressions of Costa Rican art.

In regards to this year’s Guanacaste Art Festival, Vargas explained that “This festival is a way to contribute to advancing the careers of local artists,” and “it serves as a pretext to reactivate the cultural movement of these communities that don’t develop much of this type of activities.”

Enjoy Local Costa Rica Artists and Famous International Groups at the Guanacaste Art Festival

Local artists will include the famous group Editus, the Nicoyan singer and song writer Max Goldenbert, Carol Cabalceta, Cristian Porras, Luis Obando, Ana Maria Alvarez and Nathalia Esquivel, as well as storytellers Luis Barrantes, Marielos Jimenez and Lucrecia Sancho.

According to Vargas, “There will be band concerts. The Sinem orquestra from Liberia has confirmed, along with other garage bands from Santa Cruz, Liberia and Cañas that play rock, punk and reggae. We’ll also see musical and dance groups from the University of Costa Rica (UCR), the National University (UNA) and the state distance university (UNED). The group Flor de Caña and Tierra Sardinaleña will be present.”

To view the full schedule for this year’s Guanacaste Art Festival visit

Original article by Voice of Guanacaste