The city of Irving is hosting Canal Fest June 11, and DART is the official transportation provider to this annual event that celebrates culture and art. The event will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Take the Orange Line to Las Colinas Urban Center Station.
The cultural festival features entertainment with three stages on the street and Mandalay Canal levels. The Irving Arts Center Cultural Stage will include performances, such as folk and cultural dancing and live drumming, from artists representing countries around the globe. The Frontier Communications Arts Stage will include magic, stunts, and performances from former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns.
An indoor exhibit will feature a variety of art forms in the art gallery on the canal level. Area artists will be able to gain public exposure, and the public will have the opportunity to meet talented local artists. Free canal-level activities for children include hands-on crafts and face painting. At the street level, the Arts Zone will offer adults the opportunity to have a caricature drawn, their fortune read or get a henna tattoo. Attendees can purchase a personalized, airbrushed hat for $5 to help support a local nonprofit organization in Irving.
For attendees looking to expand their cultural dining horizons, the event will feature a food court with Indian and Latin American fare, as well as traditional festival staples such as pizza and barbecue.
Admission to the festival is free. For more information on this DARTable event, visit IrvingEvents.org.
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