Killam Development, a leading real estate development company, has sponsored the Rio Grande International Study Center’s “Border is Beautiful Street Festival” for Earth Day 2023. As an Unidad $1,000 sponsor, Killam Development aims to support the promotion of border arts and culture inspired by the shared river between the neighboring South Texas cities of Laredo and Nuevo Laredo.
The family-friendly festival is set for Saturday, April 22, from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, outside the Laredo Center for the Arts at 500 San Agustin Ave. The festival entertainment will feature binational performers and entertainers, including street performers from Laredo and Nuevo Laredo, an outdoor vendor market, local bites, drinks, and more. Inside the Laredo Center for the Arts, attendees can view the extraordinary “Art as Medicine” exhibit featuring renowned San Ygnacio artist Dr. Eric Avery in partnership with Sue Coe, internationally famous for her social protest art.
The highlight of the festival will be a performance by the Grammy-winning artist Grupo Fantasma, a nine-piece collective based in Austin whose founding members include Laredo native Beto Martinez. This festival marks their first time performing in Laredo in years, and Laredoans and Nuevo Laredoans alike are excited for the Latin funk band to be back in our border city.
Killam Development is proud to support the “Border is Beautiful Street Festival” and to promote the rich ecological and dynamic bicultural heritage that has shaped the Laredo region. By focusing on the life-giving Rio Grande, we aim to share a message of unity between the two sister cities and create deeper cultural awareness while highlighting local talent. As a company committed to community development, we believe in the importance of protecting our environment and promoting positive community involvement.