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Ventana 2021

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Date: Tuesday 9 February-Wednesday 24 March
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Ventana, Frankston’s Latin Arts Festival is going ahead reimagined. It is an annual celebration of Latin American, Iberian and Italian cultures and communities. It brings traditional as well as contemporary activities to Frankston city. This year, due to the current affairs, Ventana has gone on-line with 16 workshops that guests can comfortably enjoy from the cosiness of their own homes, wander into the refreshed Frankston Arts Centre to experience the new art exhibitions or come to one of the many indoor/outdoor events and activations.

 In person activities:

  • The first engagements will start 9 February for 2 weeks with an encapsulated Street Art streaming live: Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10, Thursday 11, Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 February. The streaming interaction is yet to be confirmed (sometime between 10am -2pm). This program is a cross of an in person and online event, because you will be able to watch the street artist working live from outside the Glass Cube 37 or with live streaming.
  • Ventana opening is on Friday 26 February, 6pm (all art exhibitions will be open to the public for a month). Bookings essential.
  • Street activations are Saturday 27 February (Brazilian) and Sunday 28 February (Caribbean) 12pm-2pm, Frankston Waterfront, Kananook Creek, Wells Street Plaza and Seaford. FREE events.
  • Mexican Wrestling Fiesta  Sunday 7 March in the FAC Theatre, pre-show 6:30pm. Show 7pm-8:30pm Ticketed event: $18. Book early, so you do not miss out.
  • World Music - Musical Sculpture Tour and Concert, Thursday 18 March at McClelland Gallery, 6:30pm-8pm. Ticketed event $18 adult, $15 concession, $10 ages 12-18 years, free under 12 years, BYO picnic.
  • Pan-American Highway – Heritage Concert, Wednesday 24 March at the FAC, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Ticketed event, check FAC website for further info.

Online activities:

Apart of this, we have the reimagined Ventana Fiesta on-line, which is called Latin Flavours, Sabores Latinos 4x4. It is an online platform with 4 chapters (food, craft, drinks, dance, replacing the food and craft stall holders and the dance workshops we would have normally have had at the fiesta). Each chapter has 4 sub-chapters. They all have an e-book and an online workshop.

They will be released as follows (all workshops are free, but booking is essential via FAC box office):

  • Food - Thursday 4 March 2pm 
  • Drinks - Thursday 11 March 2pm
  • Dance -Thursday 18 March 2pm
  • Craft - Wednesday 24 March 2pm

Frankston Arts Centre Ventana 2021 


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