A Friday Kahlo Fiesta & Art Market will be held at the Highline Heritage Museum on Saturday, July 6, 2024, from Noon – 6 p.m.

This event will commemorate Kahlo’s 117th birthday celebration, with art, live music/performances, a presentation and more.

If you don’t know Frida, here’s a short bio from fridakahlo.org:

“Considered one of Mexico’s greatest artists, Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyocoan, Mexico City, Mexico. She grew up in the family’s home where was later referred to as the Blue House or Casa Azul. Her father is a German descendant and photographer. He immigrated to Mexico where he met and married her mother Matilde. Her mother is half Amerindian and half Spanish. Frida Kahlo has two older sisters and one younger sister. 

“Frida Kahlo has poor health in her childhood. She contracted polio at the age of 6 and had to be bedridden for nine months. This disease caused her right leg and foot to grow much thinner than her left one. She limped after she recovered from polio. She has been wearing long skirts to cover that for the rest of her life. Her father encouraged her to do lots of sports to help her recover. She played soccer, went swimming, and even did wrestle, which is very unusual at that time for a girl. She has kept a very close relationship with her father for her whole life.”

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More info here:

https://highlinemuseum.org/event/frida-kahlo-fiesta-art-market/

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