For 50 days, the Santa Lucia International Festival will offer a unique and unparalleled experience in which attendees will be able to enjoy the very creative and innovative way, local, national, and international art shows, exhibitions, dialogues, films, and events in a digital and in-person way based on the new normality that will be offered free of charge for the whole family.

From September 19 to November 7 there will be 219 artistic and cultural expressions in 27 locations with the presence of 863 artists and 13 countries including Argentina, France, Poland, Spain, and Germany.

"Among the more than 50 exhibitions that will be presented in this festival will be the third edition of the special Day of the Dead offering by artist Sergio Rodriguez dedicated to the deceased and mainly to the victims of covid, the fourth edition of Positive Museums and the film series at the film library of the Council for Culture and the Arts of Nuevo Leon (CONARTE) that will also have outdoor screenings," said Lorena Canavati Von Borstel, president of the board of the International Festival of Santa Lucia.

More than 10 disciplines and genres will be presented, such as classical, folkloric, contemporary, flamenco, classical, regional, electronic, and rock music, as well as arts such as theater, circus, acrobatics, and much more.

This year the FILS will go to 24 municipalities with 56 events benefiting 72% of the population including Abasolo, Allende, Bustamante, El Carmen, Sabinas Hidalgo, San Nicolas de los Garza, and Santa Catarina.

The inauguration will be this Sunday with a projection of images on the facades of the Government Palace of Monterrey as well as in the Museum of Mexican History and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO) for 7 nights until September 25. "This project will create dynamic lighting concepts carrying a message of celebration for the founding of our city, Monterrey," von Borstel added.

In this edition, she noted, 47% of the programming will be local with the in-person concert by the orchestra of the Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey (ESMDM) under the direction of Abdiel Vázquez in tribute to Mexican composer José Pablo Moncayo, the Ballet Folklórico de Monterrey with Mexican catrinas and México Inclusive an ensemble of young dancers with and without disabilities.

"With 23% national talent we will premiere the show Cartas de amor a Monterrey, with renowned producer Jaime Lozano and family. Also with us will be Grammy-nominated singer Ximena Sariñana, closing the final of the fourth edition of the Nuevo Talento Nuevo León contest. Hecho en México para el Mundo, a concert that will transmit to the audience the pride for Mexico with the participation of Aída Cuevas, Ely Guerra, Kalimba accompanied by Mariachi Gama Mil and the Orquesta Filarmónica del Desierto," she added.

The president of the FISL board of trustees ended her speech by pointing out that the event will have 30% international talent with the participation for the first time in the country of an incredible Brazilian carnival, Cores de Aidë, made by women with percussions, voices, and dances, as well as the attendance of Grammy winners, pianist and composer Gonzalo Rubalcaba and singer Aymée Nuviola in an incredible concert Viento y Tiempo.

To learn more about the schedule of events visit the page here.