The CreArte Latino cultural center partners with the Suncoast Remake Learning Days festival

Arts & Culture

The CreArte Latino Cultural Center is a major participant in the 2022 Suncoast Remake Learning Days festival, presented by Remake Learning, which hosts festivals in 14 regions nationwide. This festival will be held in four Florida counties, including the Sarasota area, for the first time, from April 29 through May 8. CreArte Latino invites children and families to three free special events promoting the arts and literacy, created in cooperation with other community organizations and sponsored by the Patterson Foundation and the Suncoast Campaign for Reading in School Levels. At the first event on April 29, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., CreArte Latino is collaborating with Dreamers Academy to present “DreamArtes Festival, Reimagining Literacy Through the Arts.” This is a bilingual evening of hands-on art activities for children in kindergarten through 2nd grade, held at the Academy, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. May 5, 4-6:30 p.m., CreArte Latino is partnering with Sarasota County Public Libraries, Asolo Rep, and Embracing Our Differences at Betty Johnson Library, 2801 Newtown Blvd., Sarasota, for an afternoon entertainment and exploration program for children in grades 6, 7 and 8, entitled “Fort at the library”. The third and final event, “Viernes de Creatividad/Creativity Friday,” will take place May 6, 6-8 p.m., at the CreArte Latino Cultural Center, 8251 15th St. East, Sarasota. The event, presented in partnership with UnidosNow, is aimed at families and children of all ages and will involve the creation of a garden mural dedicated to Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. In addition, children’s literature author Pilar Vélez will lead artistic activities inspired by her books, “Carta a mis sueños”/”Letter to my dreams” and “Carta a mis sueños para el planeta tierra”/”Letter to my dreams for the planet”. Earth.” Ms. Velez is also the founder and president of the Milibrohispano/Hispanic Heritage Literature Organization and an advocate for the preservation of Florida’s environment. The evening is in Spanish with English translation if needed.

“We are thrilled to be part of the Suncoast Remake Learning Days Festival,” says Carolina Franco, Artistic Director and President of CreArte Latino. “This is a perfect opportunity to continue our mission to connect the Latino/Hispanic community with the community at large through the arts.” She is particularly delighted that CreArte Latino is hosting the third special event of the festival in its reception area, in association with UnidosNow.

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