Guests will gather to celebrate Frida Kahlo at the 150 ft. long dinner table in the middle of Ray Street for Artelexia’s second La Fiesta de Frida Saturday July 27 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
“Last year we had such an amazing turnout. It was such a magical event. Everyone was so excited and we had so much fun. I personally love hosting dinners and the idea of being able to host a giant dinner down the middle of Ray Street seemed kind of perfect,” Artelexia owner Elexia De La Parra said.
The first La Fiesta de Frida dinner was fit for 30 people indoors, but this year there are 150 seats at the dining table on Ray Street. De La Parra said this year Don Julio Tequila will be one of the sponsors of the event, so there will be fun cocktails mixed by Kettner Exchange. El Comal will be cooking the traditional mexican meal and the mariachi and DJ will entertain guests under the stars.
Kahlo-themed merchandise is a staple in Artelexia with everything from books and art to balloons and candles. De La Parra said Kahlo is one of the Mexican females that really stands out and she has always appreciated Kahlo’s eclectic style with her artwork and fashion.
“I personally think [Kahlo] is a remarkable woman and she didn’t try to follow the norm. If she wanted to do something, she did it even though it wasn’t particularly accepted by society. She was just so ahead of her time,” De La Parra said.
De La Parra said providing an event that is unique and resonates with people that either makes them feel proud of their Mexican heritage, or is eye-opening for people who are not of Mexican descent, is what she enjoys most about planning events and trips to Mexico with Artelexia.
Doing an outside dinner at such a large scale and seeing what she can create to surprise her guests is what De La Parra said she is most excited about La Fiesta de Frida.
Tickets for the 21 and older event are available at the Artelexia website, but they are selling fast. Presale tickets are now available for $95, but will go up to $110. Tickets include the Mexican feast, tequila tasting, two signature cocktails, live mariachi music and a DJ, an interactive crafting and art station and a goodie bag.