For most residents of Boulder County, the Latinx Festival 2019 offered a fun day of music, dance and great food from Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. For local Latinos and those from surrounding areas, the joyful expression of culture promised much the same. But national politics marred the scene.
Arts & Culture
Longmont Museum’s Day of the Dead events started small 19 years ago. It began as a grassroots effort by members of the community to bring meaningful programming to the museum for Latino residents. A community committee continues to do much of the planning.
“Diversity” and “symphony orchestra” might not be an obvious pairing, but many symphony orchestras have recognized the need to attract a younger and more diverse audience — including the Boulder Philharmonic.
Who are the arts for? Most people in Boulder County would likely say the arts are for everyone. But for people of color, those in lower income brackets, those who do not speak English, and those with disabilities, the arts may not feel particularly welcoming.