• Cheré Dastugue Coen

Fridamania on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Updated: Jul 21

Dang alert!! This event has been canceled for 2020.

Frida Kahlo, a magical realist Mexican painter whose vibrant artwork defined a nation, inspired women and influenced fashion, has become a role model for artists, political activists and just those wanting to dress up and have a good time. And Fridamania has spread to the Mississippi Gulf Coast where the annual Frida Fest happens every summer in Bay St. Louis.

The sixth annual Frida Fest to be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2020, may have a different feel this year, however. The Frida Be You & Me lookalike contest moves to social media and the annual event — with 2nd Saturday gallery openings, food, special events and more in Old Town Bay St. Louis — will encourage face masks and social distancing. We think a colorful mask in the style of Frida is in order.


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