From 29 May to 30 June, wherever you are in the Azores, you’ll encounter art. That’s because the third edition of the Azores Fringe Festival brings 188 artists from 36 countries to take part in 110 events across 12 municipalities on 7 Azorean islands. Check the program and mark your calendar; there’s sure to be an event, performance or exhibition you won’t want to miss.

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“The Fringe has something for all tastes and all ages,” encourages Terry Costa, artistic director of MiratecArts, the group organizing the festival in cooperation with various entities in the region. And, indeed it does. The extensive program features literature events, exhibitions, theater, dance, music, workshops and short film screenings. Included in this festival is the Pedras Negras Encounter (Azorean writers), Meeting of Illustrators, Go Skateboarding Day, urban art tour and eclectic activities like the Knitting Project.

See the Azores Fringe Festival 2015 Program:


The epicenter of the festival is in Madelena on Pico Island. For more information, visit the Azores Fringe Facebook page.

Email: info@mirateca.com

(At top) Photo Credits: Elton Rodrigues in the Azores Fringe Festival 2014, Terry Costa, artistic director, Vitor Oliveira, make-up artist | Jaime Debrum Fotografia

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