Tribal Youth Art Showcase

Some of the best and brightest young artists from the Pascua Yaqui Nation will be showing off their work at the second annual Pascua Yaqui Festival of the Arts. The daylong event, which is sponsored by the Arizona Commission of the Arts, was created as a way to showcase the native talent present in the tribe, event organizer Gabriel Otero said. "We've been holding workshops leading up to the event to encourage young artists," Otero said. About a dozen young artists will have their work on display as the event's centerpiece, but plenty of other activities are in store. The schedule includes a native fashion show, graffiti art demonstrations featuring artists from California and Northern Arizona, basket weaving demonstrations and workshops offered by Tucson Youth Poetry Slam. Otero said there are also about 12 car clubs participating in a low-rider car show, which will feature a hopping contest. "That was a big hit last year," he said. Local act Vox Urbana will be performing live music at the event, which is free to attend and will have food vendors on hand for purchase. –B.P.

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