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artBURSTS with Huerta Urbana’s Farmers Market

July 29, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm MDT

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Focus Point

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Join Athena Project for a family-friendly event in collaboration with Huerta Urbana’s Farmers Market taking place at Focus Points Family Resource Center!  Using musicians in pedicabs and featuring DJ CYN and live performing artists on the front porch of the community center, we’re hosting artBURSTS, free pop-up performances for audiences to experience the joy a burst of art brings. 

Friday, July 29, 2022 from 2 pm-6 pm  

During this event, pedicabbers are transporting an all women mariachi band throughout the Globeville-Elyria-Swansea neighborhood.  And keep your eyes out for the digital billboard truck traversing the neighborhood streets that morning (between 10am-2pm) featuring women artists from Museo de las Americas. At various times throughout the afternoon, more women artists of all disciplines will be performing their craft on the front porch of Focus Points.

This is the latest series of events highlighting women artists in our Curating Art for Impact program, which produces impactful and unique art with community partners. We uplift women artists and Huerta Urbana’s Farmers Market is a social enterprise bringing fresh food to the community; it’s a welcome opportunity to support each other’s work!

Huerta Urbana’s Farmers Market Schedule: front porch unless noted otherwise. All events take place at Focus Points Family Resource Center (2501 East 48th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80216). Times and artists are subject to change.

10am – 2:00pm – Artwork by Museo de las Américas (on the digital truck traveling throughout the district)

  • Lizeth Hernandez @squish_08
  • Cherish Marquez @cherish.marquez
  • Sammiotzi @sammiotzi 
  • Sandra Ruiz Parrilla

Curated by Art and Color @art_andcolor

2pm – 3:30pm – Las Dahlias Mariachi Band (on pedicabs traveling throughout the neighborhood)

2pm – 6pm – Featuring DJ CYN
2:30pm – Franklin Cruz (Spoken Word)
3pm – Aaliyah Shambe’ (Live Music)
3:30pm – Las Dahlias Mariachi Band (Live Mariachi Band)
4pm – Roshni (Indian Dance)
4:30pm –  Leilani (Spoken Word)
5:00pm – Parasol Arts (Argentinian Dance)
5:30pm – Ballet Folklorico Baile Caliente (Ballet Folklorico Dance)

Special thanks to Union Pacific Foundation and the cooperation of the entire Huerta and Focus Points Team for making this artBURST possible!

¡Únase a Athena Project para un evento familiar en colaboración con Farmers Market de Huerta Urbana que tendrá lugar en Focus Points Family Resource Center! Usando músicos en triciclos y presentando a DJ CYN y artistas en vivo en el porche delantero del centro comunitario, estamos organizando artBURSTS, actuaciones emergentes gratuitas para que el público experimente la alegría que brinda una explosión de arte.

Viernes, 29 de julio de 2022 de 2 pm a 6 pm

Durante este evento, los ciclistas transportan una banda de mariachis de mujeres por todo el vecindario de Globeville-Elyria-Swansea. Y manténgase atento al camión de vallas publicitarias digitales que atraviesa las calles del vecindario esa mañana (entre las 10 a. m. y las 2 p. m.) con mujeres artistas del Museo de las Américas. En varios momentos a lo largo de la tarde, más mujeres artistas de todas las disciplinas realizarán su oficio en el porche delantero de Focus Points.

Esta es la última serie de eventos que destaca a mujeres artistas en nuestro programa Curating Art for Impact, que produce arte impactante y único con socios de la comunidad. Apoyamos a las mujeres artistas y Farmers Market de Huerta Urbana es una empresa social que trae alimentos frescos a la comunidad; ¡Es una buena oportunidad para apoyar el trabajo de los demás!

Horario del mercado de agricultores de Huerta Urbana: porche delantero a menos que se indique lo contrario. Todos los eventos se llevan a cabo en el Centro de Recursos Familiares Focus Points (2501 East 48th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80216). Los horarios y los artistas están sujetos a cambios.

10:00 – 14:00 – Obras de arte del Museo de las Américas (en el camión digital que recorre el distrito)

  • Lizeth Hernandez @squish_08
  • Cherish Marquez @cherish.marquez
  • Sammiotzi @sammiotzi 
  • Sandra Ruiz Parrilla

Curated by Art and Color @art_andcolor

14:00 – 15:30 – Las Dahlias de Mariachis  (en bicitaxis que recorren el vecindario)
14:00 – 18:00 – Con DJ CYN
14:30 – Franklin Cruz (Palabra Hablada) 
15:00 – Aaliyah Shambe’ (Música en vivo)
15:30 – Las Dahlias de Mariachis (Banda de Mariachi en Vivo)
16:00 – Roshni (Danza India)
16:30 – Leilani (Palabra hablada)
17:00 – Parasol Arts (Danza Argentina)
17:30 – Ballet Folklórico Baile Caliente (Bailar)

¡Un agradecimiento especial a Union Pacific Foundation y la cooperación de todo el equipo de Huerta y Focus Points por hacer posible este artBURST!

Our Artists

Diana Ly
Las Dahlias

Las Dahlias is a Colorado-based female Mexican group that performs music from their Mexican and LatinX heritage. While Las Dahlias primarily perform Mariachi music, they also enjoy expanding their repertoire with music from all over Latin America an original songs. Their mission is to promote female representation and share music of Mexican influence through the state of Colorado.

Diana Ly
Ballet Folklorico Baile Caliente

Baile Caliente is a local traditional Mexican dance group, performing for Denver and surrounding communities for the past 12 years. They strive to bring energy and culture to every stage!

Diana Ly
Parasol Arts

Ms. Travaglia has an extensive background in dance having had a professional performing career with ballet companies around the world that spanned 22 years. She currently works as Ballet Master at Colorado Ballet since 2006.

Lorita has been dancing Argentine tango since 2005. Her initial teachers were Nick Jones and Grisha Nisnevich and she continues to study with the Argentine Tango Maestros, Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne who inspire her continually and act as Artistic Advisors for Parasol Arts.

Since creating Parasol Arts in 2012, Lorita has directed, choreographed and performed in Parasol Arts’ annual productions. She enjoys exploring the artistic and creative aspects of Argentine Tango and aims to bring inspiration to people from all walks of life in her teaching and productions

Diana Ly
Franklin Cruz

Franklin Cruz is a queer latin dancer, poet born in Idaho, raised Texan and polished in Denver. Born from an immigrant family his work has placed him in science museums, environmental spaces, as an emcee and poet for dance & poetry competitions and conferences. He aims for specificity over simplicity, encompassing self love, conservation, immigration and culture. (Instagram @fcruz_unido)

Diana Ly

Cynthia Mardones, known by her stage name, DJ Cyn has been curating music internationally for over 14 years. DJ Cyn began her career in Breckenridge, Colorado DJing for extreme sporting events, such as X-Games, Dew Tour, and Burton Open. Her career has been a culmination of artist showcases, corporate events, weddings, clubs, and has opened for other artists like Usher, Rob Base, Macy Grey, Tyga, Doja Cat, Miguel, and more. Renowned for her ability to read the energy of a crowd, Cyn is truly unbound by genre or era. Curating music at culturally driven events, she truly has transformed the way we experience music. She prides herself on being a “one-stop-shop”. Not only does she provide professional DJ services, but she also offers full sound services, lights, staging, and can arrange booking for other DJ’s and bands.

Diana Ly
Aaliyah Shambe'

Aaliyah Shambe’ is a music artist from Denver, CO. She has performed at Club Beta, The Black Buzzard, and will be opening for TERMANOLOGY in Boston at a show in August. She has also been featured as a guest artist for the Wild Beautiful Orchestra. Aaliyah lights up the stage with her strong voice, killer dance moves and catchy tunes. She will be releasing her first EP the first week of September.


Leilani has published & performed her poetry only relatively recently but has been writing since she could hold a pen & has focused primarily on writing poetry for the past 3 decades. She’s passionate about creating & finding beauty in the mundane. She’s an educator and parent who enjoys working with children.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Union Pacific Foundation
Bonfils Stanton Foundation
The Denver Foundation: Bowen Family Fund
Union Pacific Foundation
Bonfils Stanton Foundation
The Denver Foundation: Bowen Family Fund
Kru Creative
Bonfils Stanton Foundation
Kru Creative


July 29, 2022
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm MDT
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Focus Points Family Resource Center
2501 East 48th Ave
Denver, CO 80216 United States
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