The Flamenco Arts Festival is a unique international cultural exchange experience for the Santa Barbara community and for those who come from around the nation and abroad. Don’t miss this exciting event with world-class artists from Spain who are in residency for four days and who perform, teach, lecture, interact with participants, and represent Spain.
The Flamenco Arts Festival mission is to place a spotlight on Hispanic Heritage Month through the presentation of world-class flamenco performances and related arts educational programs; promote and preserve the art of flamenco; make the performing arts accessible to families and children; diversify the performing arts calendar; and build bridges of positive experiences between people.
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
National Hispanic Heritage Week was initiated in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson and expanded to a one-month celebration in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan. It is designed to recognize the Hispanic presence in the United States and the contributions they make to enhance the quality of life in America. The Flamenco Arts Festival joyfully joins the nation in celebrating, not only Hispanics, but also the heritage and culture of all Americans, which is freely shared with all who value the richness that comes with diversity.