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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The FYI Art Festival will take place at Parque Lage in Jardim Botânico on Saturday, July 4th from 6PM until 1AM. Sponsored by the clothing and accessory brand FYI, in partnership with event organizers A/C and Gomus, the festival will feature twenty-five musicians and artists presenting live music, visual performances and art exhibitions in the park, all in support of the Rio de Janeiro art school, Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage.

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The group Opala with Lucas Paiva and Maria Luiza Jobim will be one of the acts peforming during the festival, photo by Jorge Bispo/ press image.

The festival marks the beginning of a public–private partnership program entitled,’Reverte Para a Escola’ (Reverts to School). The program aims to connect the free, public Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage (EAV) with the private sector in the hopes of raising additional funding for the institution’s educational and related activities.

Headlining the musical performances on Saturday will be the Rio de Janeiro group, Opala. Consisting of musicians Lucas Paiva and Maria Luiza Jobim, daughter of Brazilian music legend Tom Jobim, the duo released their debut EP in 2013 and have been steadily building their fan base since. Additional names on the festival`s live music line-up include Kosmos & Arredores, Wladimir Gasper, L_Cio & Cachu, and Domina featuring Kindkid, Manara, Savio de Queiroz, and Marcleo Mudou.

Visual performances during the festival will include a light design presentation by Julio Parente; an installation by Helô Duran and Isis Passos; scenography with Peu Mello; and a special performance by João Penoni, Rick Castro, Rezm Orah, Paula Maracajá, and Lu Brites of the Curadoria TAL TechArtLab.

Additionally on Saturday the works of photographers Julian Rocha, Rafael di Celio, Eduardo Magalhães, Burna Sussekind, and Larissa Busch will be on display throughout the event.

See here, for more information about the FYI Art Festival and EAV.

What: FYI Art Festival
When: Saturday, July 4th, 6PM to 1AM.
Where: Parque Lage, R. Jardim Botânico, 414, Jardim Botânico
Entrance: R$70 (half-price with flyer) – R$140

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