a Frida Kahlo inspired Art Show & Market
San Diego's Biggest Frida Kahlo Celebration!
Plus a special Friducha Market.
Artist Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyocoán, Mexico. Considered one of Mexico’s greatest artists, Frida Kahlo began painting after she was severely injured in a bus accident.
Kahlo grew up in the family’s home where she was born -- later referred as the Blue House or Casa Azul. Her father, Wilhelm (also called Guillermo), was a German photographer who had immigrated to Mexico where he met and married her mother Matilde. She had two older sisters, Matilde and Adriana, and her younger sister, Cristina, was born the year after Frida.
Her health issues became nearly all-consuming in 1950. After being diagnosed with gangrene in her right foot, Kahlo spent nine months in the hospital and had several operations during this time. She continued to paint and support political causes despite having limited mobility. In 1953, Kahlo received her first solo exhibition in Mexico. About a week after her 47th birthday, Kahlo died on July 13 at her beloved Blue House.
Since her death, Kahlo’s fame as an artist has only grown. Kahlo is viewed by many as an icon of female creativity.
I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.
- Frida Kahlo
You are invited!
La Bodega Gallery invites you to celebrate the ever inspiring Frida Kahlo. Over 50 artists will be showcasing original art pieces influenced by Frida. All art will be available to purchase. Serious Art collectors encouraged to arrive early. For private viewings please contact Gallery. Artist participation list is full and coming soon.
Event includes a "Friducha Market" that includes live music & over 20 vendors.
Children & adult Frida look-alike contest will take place.
1st place winners take home a cash price. Please see details below.
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Look-alike contest & Schedule
Register to enter the Frida look-alike contest in person at venue day of the event. Fee is $1.00 per person to enter.
Participants will receive a number that must be worn where it is visible to judges.
Participants must be present during the contest.
Children's look-alike contest will be from 6:30pm - 7:00pm. At 7:00pm judges will announce their picks for top 3 Frida's
then the audience will pick 1st place winner by applause. (Ages 17 and under)
Adult look-alike contest will be 7:00pm - 7:30pm. At 7:30pm judges will announce their picks for
top 3 Fridas then audience will pick 1st place winner by applause. (Ages 18 and up)
Dance Performance at 4:00pm by: Danzarts, Memorial Rec Center
Live Music at 5:00pm by: Karlos Paez Music
Children Look-alike contest: 6:30pm-7:00pm
Adult look alike contest: 7:00pm-7:30pm
Sounds provided by: Viejo Lowbo
Meet our judges
Look-alike Contest Winners
Aida Soria, segment producer for Fox 5 news & co-founder of Hola Swim. She is passionate about her careers and her culture.
Mario Chacon, associate dean of EOP & Artist. Chacon has helped restore historic murals at Chicano Park in San Diego. He is active creating works for various galleries.