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festiba 2021The Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA) promotes the importance of literacy, culture, and the arts to students, parents, educators, and community members throughout the Rio Grande Valley.

The literary and performing arts have seen the world through many times of crisis. As we adjust to new realities during the ongoing pandemic, FESTIBA 2021 will focus on Building Resilience Through Arts and Literacy.


With the transformative power of the arts and their ability to foster resilience, FESTIBA 2021 will examine and highlight the use of the creative process to find comfort during times of struggle and promote a sense of emotional and psychological well-being.

Join FESTIBA 2021 to find out how you can be a part of the creative solution, as it presents opportunities to overcome the recent educational and emotional challenges of the pandemic by offering programming that will focus on Building Resilience Through Arts and Literacy. With the safety of all students, performers, staff, and the community in mind, FESTIBA 2021 will consist of virtual programming and presentations.

FESTIBA events include the Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan Mariachi Festival on February 27 and 27, virtual exhibits, presentations at the Museum of South Texas History, a meet and greet on February 25, concerts, workshops and more.

A full list of events can be found at https://www.utrgv.edu/festiba/program/booklet/index.htm.