Cuenca’s Foundation festival begins the today, highlighted by crafts, food, song, and dance. The festivities continue until Tuesday.
Calle Presidente Borrero between Juan Jaramillo and Calle Larga will be closed to vehicles, replaced by 100 tents housing Ecuadorian artisans. They will sell jewelry, pottery, paintings, weavings, carvings, sculptures and much more. Vendors will be on site from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Another crafts fair, “Festival de las Artes,” will be set up at General Torres and Pres. Córdova, facing San Francisco Plaza.
Tonight offers a choice of several concerts including one by Cuenca orchestral students at the Sucre Theater at 7 p.m. and another by Kevin Roldán and the Artistas Urbanos in the Jefferson Perez Coliseum at 8.
Other events over the weekend include an exhibition of antique cars at Colegio La Salle, a health fair, and free museum tours (beginning at the Old Cathedral).
For events details, see the Cuenca Foundation agenda.