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Ventana Fiesta 2018

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Frankston's ever popular Latin Festival returns this Summer
Frankston's ever popular Ventana Festival is back this Summer, in a month-long program of events celebrating of Latin, Portuguese and Spanish culture.

Ventana Festival 2018
Ventana Festival 2018


This year, Frankston City's Ventana Festival celebrates "Women in the Arts" focusing on female artists and work about women.

What's on:

Opening Night: Friday 23 February 2018

Meet newly-awarded international filmmaker for El Niño. Add to the large white dress visual art piece, be the first to witness an original art installation and performance by local and international artists exploring the theme of the white dress as a rite of passage. Marvel as the Mexican Day of the Dead Doll, Catrinas, comes alive and wanders through the crowd.

Where: Cube 37 and Frankston Arts Centre

Ventana Street Fiesta: Saturday 10 March, 12–8pm

The streets of Frankston spring to Latino life with a festival of music, colour, performance, family-friendly workshops and delicious street food. There is also an opportunity to shop from a selection of unique craft stalls celebrating Central American, Spanish, Brazilian, Andes and Chilean culture.

Ventana Festival 2018
Street eats


Where: Wells Street, Frankston

Ventana Arte (Exhibitions): from Friday 23 February - Tuesday 3 April

Art exhibitions dedicated to Women in the Arts, featuring work from local and international artists. Free entry.

Where: FAC and Cube 37

Ventana Workshops: Saturday 24 February - Wednesday 28 March

Free community workshops and children's bilingual story times.

ventana Festival 2018
Performance and Dance


Where: Various locations

Ventana Film Festival: Thursday 22 March, from 6.30pm


Celebrating iconic Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American female artists. Enjoy a free movie with friends and family. No bookings required.

Where: Cube 37

Extra activities include:

Ventana Music, Theatre and Stories, Frankston Arts Centre precinct, various performances in March.

Ventana Festival 2018
Ventana Festival Markets


For more information on any of the above Ventana Festival activities, and to book onto ticketed events go to frankston.vic.gov.au/ventanafiesta. Booking can be made online or by contacting Box Office on 9784 1060.
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Why? Festival celebrating Latin, Portuguese and Spanish culture
When: 23 February - 22 March 2018
Phone: 9784 1060
Where: Various venues, Frankston
Cost: FREE but online bookings highly recommended
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