Founded in 2004 by award-winning curator and producer Claudia Norman of CN Management, Celebrate Mexico Now (CMN) is New York City’s first and only independent arts festival spotlighting contemporary Mexican culture. Over the past decade and a half, Ms. Norman has brought literally hundreds of native Mexican artists – sculptors, musicians, poets, chefs, filmmakers, actors, painters, and directors – to perform and show at venues across New York City. Her continuing goal is to share both the rich ancient traditions and vibrant new ideas emerging in Mexico’s vital arts scene by showcasing Mexican and Mexican-American creators alongside US artists embracing Mexican traditions. Since its inception, CMN has collaborated with over 100 cultural institutions, more than 300 artists and, most importantly, tens of thousands of New Yorkers. As in past years, many CMN shows are free and open to the public.