El Sol: Cultures United in Art
Over the past four years, El Sol, Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center has been a part of the community through Artfest. The money raised from this event benefits the Hispanic Community of The Sun and with those proceeds, the Sun can continue their community work they have been successfully doing for five years.
The Artfest is a free public event that brings together people from all over the county through its music, food, and crafts. You can find everything from ponchos, to purses, to paintings and handmade jewelry. The jewels are brought from different parts of Central and South America.
The event also includes a variety of original paintings, made by employees of The Sun and by artists in the community.
This year I had the opportunity to participate and volunteer at the event. I enjoy the cultures of different countries, artists, and folk. The Artfest reminded me that we must never forget where we came from and continue appreciating and valuing our cultural wealth. And although different, all are equal.