Del Rio Council for the Arts


Falcon Art Center foundation


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Come to the premier international art festival on the Texas and Mexico border

in beautiful Del Rio, Texas. This transcendent city, linked to its sister city of Ciudad Acuna

as the two are merely separated by the Rio Grande, is opening its doors to the

art community inviting artists to bring their creations to the best city on the border!


Del Rio is a city where many cultures blend. There is a long-time culture of sheep and goat ranching, that blends with the culture of its sister city as the two have become one.  

Then, throw in a strong dose of the federal culture from Laughlin Air Force Base, Border

Patrol and other entities that combine for a more than $2 billion of federal economic impact.  

They are very different cultures that don’t collide here, but gently come together

and celebrate each other’s uniqueness. 

Art is nothing new to these sister cities.  They’ve produced artists like Adrian Jesus Falcon,

the premier modern artist in Southwest Texas; Radney Foster who’s produced

numerous hits on the country charts in Nashville, Tenn. and Carlos Gallardo,

legendary actor, producer, screenwriter and director of more than 20 films.

This is just the tip of the iceberg for two cities that have deep roots in the arts.

The cities have been referenced in songs by ZZ Top, George Strait, Radney Foster, Robert Earl Keen, Steve Earle, Wade Bowen and rising Del Rio native William Beckmann.

Movies that have referenced or featured the city is Rolling Thunder, Desperado,

Kill Bill Volume Two and the cult hit classic El Mariachi was filmed in the sister cities.

Next up is Robert Downey Jr., who is slated to star and produce a movie about

Dr. John Brinkley that will be set in Del Rio, Texas. 

This art festival is destined to be a one-of-a-kind classic as it grows.

We urge you to get in on the ground floor and be able to say,

“I was there in the genesis of the border’s biggest and best art festival!”

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