Models, rebozos sought for fashion show, exhibit

Woman weaving a rebozo

~ By Cindy Urrutia, director of the Center for Creativity and the Arts

The rebozo festival is returning to Fresno in September as the Rebozo Revival Festival. A rebozo is a long woven cloth garment from Mexico and Central America traditionally worn as a shawl, head covering, belt, baby sling or backpack. Rebozos are worn today for fashion and function throughout the Americas.

Organizers of the Rebozo Revival Festival are putting out an open call for models of all shapes, sizes, ages, abilities, ethnicities and genders for a rebozo fashion show from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in North Gym 118 at Fresno State.

They are also seeking loans of rebozos from personal collections for a community museum exhibit and oral history project from Sept. 25 through 29 at, 1618 Fresno St.

The Rebozo Revival is sponsored by the following Fresno State entities:

Community partners are:

For more information about this week-long series of events, visit the Facebook event page. To participate as a model or in the community museum and oral history project, contact Lourdes Sevilla, ambassador of silk rebozos in foreign lands, by phone at 559.681.5095 or email at

All participants welcome. If you need special accommodations, please contact the Center for Creativity in the Arts at 559.278.3056)

More details will be coming soon.

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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