Luther College celebrates the cultures of the world when it hosts Ethnic Arts Festival. The festival, which began in the 1980s, features presentations, programs and displays by Luther's international students from 60 countries, as well as students sharing study abroad experiences. The Ethnic Arts Festival is family friendly and educational and enjoyed by people of all ages. Visitors can tour the world with their own "passport," getting it stamped while they visit with students who provide information about their home countries.
The "travelers" can have their names written in Hindi, Chinese or Arabic, or perhaps have designs painted on their hands with henna.
Other surprises awaiting visitors include a sampling of international foods. Luther's international students and dining services staff prepare the menu, and food is served in Peace Dining Room. The event offers treats not commonly found in northeast Iowa.
After trying all the international foods, guests can enjoy free entertainment in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. Performances and shows include lively international dance, fashions from around the world, songs and skits, and laughter.
The Ethnic Arts Festival is free of charge, except for the Ethnic Cuisine. Tickets will be on sale at the Luther Box Office.