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To celebrate Cinco De Myao, the Springfield Sister Cities Association is hosting a delegation of musicians and artists from its sister city Tlaquepaque, Mexico this week. KSMU's Emily Nash reports.
For the third year in a row, the Springfield Sister Cities Association has invited musicians and artists from Tlaquepaque, Mexico to help Springfield celebrate Cinco de Myao this weekend.
The eight person band, Mariachi Viva Jalisco will be performing at Arts Fiesta Friday night at 6pm in Founders Park.
John Price is on the board of directors for the Springfield Sisters Association.
Springfield has been a part of the Sister cities program for over 20 years.
Price says, Tlaquepaque became a sister city seven years ago after Springfield developed a positive relationship with its first sister city Iseaki, Japan.
Sculptor Rodo Padilla is also in Springfield this weekend.
Padilla is well-known in Mexico for his ceramic and bronze metal sculptures.
Padilla is the first international artist to have an exhibition at Arts Fest in Springfield.
His work will be on display for the First Friday Art Walk this Friday and Arts Fest Saturday and Sunday.
Price says, having these international artists and musicians in Springfield, helps the community understand international culture through personal interaction.
Arts Fiesta is this Friday night at 6pm at Founders Park, and Arts fest is open Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm on Walnut Street, downtown.