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State Of The Arts
Saturday 11:30am

State of the Arts is a weekly 30-minute program focusing on the arts community of El Paso. Hosted by dedicated art enthusiast Marina Monsisvais, State of the Arts provides listeners with a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how creativity is shaping our community.

Marina interviews local visual artists, writers, dancers, singers, actors and directors, as well as regional talent exhibiting or performing in El Paso. The show gets to the heart of what inspires and drives artists to do what they love best.

  • Cumbia Forever Vol. 3 comes to 501 Bistro on Saturday, September 30, 2023 with music by Sonido Cachimbo, Frontera Bugalu, Radio Malilla, Rodriga Rockmore, and Topo Chica.
  • There’s always something fun and interesting happening at La Mecha Contemporary and this month is no exception.
  • The El Paso Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to welcome back pianist Dzmitry Ulasiuk to open the Orchestra’s 2023-2024 season.
  • The Madeline Park Shakespeare Festival takes place on September 22 - 23 and 29th - 30th at Madeline Park in Kern Place. This year's offering will be Twelfth Night!
  • El Paso Ballet Theatre helps aspiring young dancers refine their technical and artistic skills, develop positive personal values and life skills, and gain valuable stage experience.
  • El Paso Opera and the El Paso Symphony Orchestra collaborate to transform McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre into an opera hall for one night on Saturday, September 16, 2023.
  • Grafica Libre is a series of community engagements in the form of artist led workshops and a public art exhibition that will take place on August 31, 2023 at the Region One Art Gallery.
  • Over the past 30 years, there has been a resurgence of Jewish conversions of “Crypto-Jews” or Anusim, Latinos who believe they are descendants of Spanish Jews forced to convert to Catholicism during the Spanish Inquisition.
  • Alix Gaytan is a Mexican-American artist born in El Paso. Her show, Crawlers at La Mecha Contemporary explores the abject and its relation to irrational human behavior.
  • Levantamiento, at the Rubin Center, are a growing set of interactive soft sculptures based on historic monuments that questions the currency and maintenance of monuments.