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Sept. 29, 2016 – April 23, 2017

The, El Quixote Festival was a huge success last year. The 2015-2016 festival offered over 154 days of programming, engaging more than 50,000 spectators across the state of North Carolina. Some of the featured events included Man of la Mancha, Paco Peña Flamencura, I am Quixote – Yo soy Quijote Exhibit at the Durham Arts Council, NC Latin American Film Festival, El Quixote Festival concert – The Philharmonic Association – Triangle Youth Music (Telemann’s Suite), Dream the Impossible Dream" – Kidz Notes, "Ed Stephenson & the Paco Band" – North Carolina museum of history, Two amazing lectures by Renowned Yale scholar Roberto González Echevarría, and Vanderbilt scholar Edward H. Friedman, Directly From Leon, Spain International Sensation: Crispín D’Olot, a multitude of workshops and educational events and we topped it all off with a Don Quixote Marathon of both books that included over 500 lectors at 8 major universities across the state to include one in Grenada Spain.

It was a fantastic opening for our annual festival.

As we prepare for the 2nd annual El Quixote Festival we are excited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of One Hundred Years of Solitude, the master work of Nobel laureate Gabriel García Marquéz (Gabo), and one of the top 10 books ever written, with a series of cultural, literary, artistic, and culinary events.

SAVE THE DATE – September 29, 2016 – GABO


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The El Quixote Festival is a 7 month long statewide collaborative festival.

Produced by Artist Studio Project celebrating the 400 years of Miguel De Cervantes Saavedras two literary masterpieces Don Quixote De La Mancha.

  • “El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha” 1605
  • “El ingenioso caballero don Quijote de la Mancha”1615

The Festival's initial intention is to celebrate the 400th anniversary and closing of Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra’s two books simply known now as "El Quijote", while placing a special emphasis on artistic creations in the Spanish language.

Programming includes genres such as visual arts, literature, opera, music, dance, theatre, film, gastronomy along with various academic events.

Additional goals are to broaden the artistic landscape in North Carolina, reach new and more diverse audiences and to build relationships, share knowledge, learn and build consensus.

The festival produced more that 150 days of programming.