Tropico FM returns for a 4th year of art paired with live music during the Treefort Music Festival, hosted at the Basque Center. Twelve local artists will be showing their work on Friday, March 22nd. This is the first and only Treefort show that includes solely LatinX artists. Latin art is more relevant today than ever. In the United States, the exploding population of people of Latin American descent—and consequently the rise of Spanish (and Spanglish) speakers, Latino musical genres, literature, and visual arts, require that we better understand the cultural origins of these diverse communities. Even beyond the US border, Latin Americans continue to exert influence over political and economic policies, while their artistic traditions are every day made more and more accessible at cultural institutions like art museums, which regularly exhibit the work of Latin American artists. In many ways, Latin American and Latino culture is an inescapable reality!

Resonancia will feature a captivating array of artistic mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media, offering festival attendees a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant narratives and expressions of Latinx identity.

Miguel Almeida

Miguel Almeida is an illustrator/muralist based in Boise, Idaho. He works both digitally and traditionally to create colorful illustrations. His personal work is largely inspired by his Mexican roots. He combines colors inspired by Mexican folk art and heavy line work to create a modern graphic style. Almeida has worked with numerous clients from City of Boise, Idaho State Museum, Chocolate Skateboards, , Calexico, Push & Pour, Google/DLR Group and many more

Maria Ayala (Concha) is a Mexican born, visual artist based in Boise Idaho. She combines her painting and sewing practices to explore layered questions on cultural identity, heritage, memory, and family. Maria uses colorful, detailed compositions to speak to the complexities of her Latinidad, as she has experienced it.

Marianna Jimenez Edwards (BFA, SFAI 2001) is a Mexican American visual artist, who is immersed in the discovery of her culture, textile designs, and the archaeology of memory. Her work consists of oil, acrylic, and mixed media paintings.


The art show will be located at the Basque Center, 601 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702, from March 20 to 23, coinciding with the duration of Treefort Music Festival. Admission to the art show is $25 without a 5 day Treefort 5 day wristband, providing an accessible platform for art enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds to engage with the local Latinx artistic community.


Enjoy the works of 12 artists alongside live music by Idaho Flamenco, Los Chapillac, Tejano Outlaw, Ritmo Cascabel and Orquestra Pacifico Tropical all night at the Basque Center Thursday, March 22nd 5:30 pm - 1:30 am, featuring live painting and displayed artwork in mediums ranging from watercolor, acrylic, oil paintings, embroideries & more.