August 20, 2009
The Hmong community celebrate their 8th annual arts and music festival sponsored by the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT).
Below is an article published by Capitol Report:
The 8th annual Hmong Arts and Music Festival, sponsored by the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT), will be held Saturday [22 August 2009] in the Western Sculpture Park on Marion Street in St. Paul.
The theme for this year’s festival is “No Word for Art.” The festival highlights include a visual art tent, showcasing a collection of work by Hmong artists; the master gallery, an exhibit of juried artwork by five artists; a main stage, which will feature traditional and contemporary musicians and performers; a singer-songwriter competition; a community art project; a youth tent; a cake-decorating contest; and games, vendors and food.
An estimated 3,000 people attended last year’s  festival. This year’s event, which is free and open to the public, will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.