Houston Journeys Across Asia on The Silk Road
IFest Returns to Houston and this time Houston International Festival is honoring “The Silk Road: Journey Across Asia”. The celebration kicked off with the Mayor’s Gala on Wednesday April 27, 2011 at Hotel ZaZa saluting the Asian continent. Representing the Indo Americans were Consul General of India, Nirmala and Vale Subramanyam, Anjali Dance School and other dignitaries.
Thousands converged on the streets of Downtown Houston in April, as the 41st annual Houston International Festival spotlights The Silk Road: Journey Across Asia, April 30-May 1 and May 7-8, 2011, with world musical performances, international arts and crafts markets, artisan demonstrations, interactive exhibits and plenty of food and fun for all ages.
The 2011 Houston International Festival (IFest) follows the route of Marco Polo with a focus on China, India and other cultures on the Silk Road. IFest brings the unique flavors, sights and sounds of the many cultures to downtown Houston for two weekends. Stretching across 16 acres of downtown parks and streets including City Hall, Bagby Street, and Tranquility and Sam Houston Parks, iFest features entertainment-themed zones including: Silk Road, Kids, Latin, International, Louisiana, Jamaican and African/Caribbean Zones.
Overall a fun outdoor international art gallery and shopping experience offering numerous arts markets and international craft demonstrations featuring works from more than 500 artists from all over the globe.
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