Culture Fest 2014, Mesa County Libraries’ popular annual celebration of western Colorado’s cultural diversity, is scheduled from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8th, at the Central Library, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction.
Culture Fest will feature art, food and entertainment. It is open to the public at no charge.
A reception honoring participants and winners in this year’s Culture Fest Art Show is set from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the Central Library, featuring entertainment by the Pete Jeffryes Duo. The art show is currently on display at the Central Library and will remain up through Nov. 8th.
“This year’s Culture Fest will be one of the best,” said Karen Kllanxhja, head of Literacy Services for Mesa County Libraries. “More than 30 countries will be represented, and there will be plenty of food and entertainment to enjoy.”
The Central Library will be filled with displays representing countries from almost every continent, and each table will have representatives who are happy to discuss and answer questions about their native lands.
Here is the entertainment lineup for Saturday, Nov. 8:
– 11 a.m. – Logo Ligi (African dance)
– 11:45 a.m. – Nueva Generacion Folklorico
– Noon – Inspire Dance Company (hip-hop)
– 12:30 p.m. – Mathias Mulumba (guitar and drums)
– 1:30 p.m. – Sultan’s Pride Middle Eastern Dance Troupe
– 2 p.m. – Arte en Movimiento Ballet Folklorico
Culture Fest 2014 sponsors include Mesa County Libraries, the Grand Junction Commission on Arts & Culture, Friends of the Mesa County Libraries, Hispanic Affairs Project, Welcoming Colorado, Maison la Belle Vie Winery, and Rocky Mountain Promotional Products & Apparel.
Please contact Bob Kretschman, library spokesman, at 970.683.2437 for more information.