Masks from all over Mexico will be on show at the Refugio Cultural Center in Tlaquepaque, which hosts the first National Festival of Traditional Masks Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7.
Held in conjunction with the local branch of the National Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) and Tlaquepaque’s Magic Town Citizens Committee, the festival has the aim of “preserving the creation and use of Mexico’s traditional and most loved masks,” says Tlaquepaque Cultural Director Rene Arce Ruelas.
As well as exhibits and sales of masks, the festival will feature a competition with prize money of 20,000 pesos, and dance performances highlighting this country’s rich cultural heritage, Arce said.
The festival will be open on all three days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free entry. The Refugio Cultural Center is at Donato Guerra 160, three blocks from Tlaquepaque’s main plaza.