September 26, 2020 Virtual BGIF presented by Vid Monster Productions – 30th annual celebration

Shirt Design: Madison Whittle | Gallery Walk Curator – Jessica Snodgrass | Coloring Pages – McKayla Cash

Poster Contest Winners: Judged – 1st Place High School: Sanja Simic 11th grade; 1st Place Middle School: Isabelle Stockton, 7th grade; 1st Place Elementary School Harper Ford 4th grade; People’s Choice Awards – 1st Place High School: Karson Green; 1st Place Middle School: Rufedah Adnan, 6th grade; 1st Place Elementary School: Harper Ford, 4th grade.

Executive Director: Kim Mason

Board of Directors:  Hannah Barhona (President), Dawn Winters (Vice President), Dr. Angela Jones (Treasurer), Leyda Becker (Secretary) Franne Jennings , Clay Smalley, Jr., German Escobar, Brian Jarvis, Kayla Bitner

Community Planners: Joe Jackson • Amy Milliken • Franne Jennings • Kimberly Nessler •  David Hall • Eurayle Hill • Emma Thomas • Katelyn Mason • Jessica Mason • Armin Hasanagic • Ronnie Jaggers

Featured Performers: Tuatha Dea •  Rachana Pasupuleti • Armin Hasanagic & Friends • Kuvebo! • Academy of Flamenco Arts • Def Leprechaun • BG Burmese Community •  Robin Duckett •  Midori Kai • Dance Arts Performance Troupe • Bhutanese Community • Def Leprechaun • HOPE & WKU Diplomats • Sreshta Meduri

Stage Schedule

Vid Monster Productions Virtual Stage

  • 9:15AM HOPE & WKU Diplomats
  • 9:30AM Rachana Pasupuleti
  • 10:00AM Dance Arts Performance Troupe
  • 10:10AM Roads to Home (Robin Duckett)
  • 11:00AM KUVEBO!
  • 12-12:30 – Break for live chat w/ Gallery Walk Artists
  • 12:30PM Academy of Flamenco Arts
  • 1:30PM Def Leprechaun
  • 2:30PM Bhutanese Community
  • 3:00PM Midori Kai
  • 3:30PM Armin and Friends (Music from the Balkans)
  • 4:30PM Sreshta Meduri
  • 4:50PM Burmese Community
  • 5:00PM Tuatha Dea

2020 Exhibitors:

Virtual Gallery Walk [Jessica Snodgrass curator]: Tunde’s Sugar Art Studio; Pie House Studio – Chicnhair; Downing Museum; True Fables Pottery; Myra Dwyer; Rhonda Pryor; Terry Wilson; Art by Lacy Hale

Children’s Activities [created by Franne Jennings]:Boudicca’s Workshop 2020, Tairneach and Gaoth Teach you how to make your Bullroarer, Iktan Surem’s Printing Fun

Cultural Expo: Costa Rica by Magally Martin, Neighborhood & Community Services; Italy, France, Micronesia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico by Dana Alfano D’Ettorre; India by The Pasupuleti Family; Hungary by Tunde’s Sugar Art Studio; Burma by The BG Burmese Community; German Cooking Demo by Nikki & Kirby Welcker & Katharina, Emil & Fanny Preuß-Neudorf; South Vietnam by Chien Nguyen; Venezuelan Folk Storytelling by Leyda Becker; Mali by AFS Intercultural Programs; Community Action of Southern Kentucky by Heath Ray; Tanzania by Heath Ray, Peace Corps Volunteers; Flamenco – Hispanic by Academy of Flamenco Arts; East African Percussion by KUVEBO!; Shapinsay Quay by Franne Jennings; Gellis and Elspett Gadder by Franne Jennings; China by Confucius Institute of Western Kentucky

World Bazaar: Art by Faina Lorah; Sandy’s Crafts; Hope Marketplace by Fields of Dreams Uganda

International Food Court: Papa John’s Pizza of Bowling Green; Gigi’s Cupcakes; Mellow Mushroom; Nova Dolce 2.0; Pub By Novo; Burger & Bowl; Fayrouz Market; Mario’s Pizza; Taqueria Los Vazquez; India Oven; Mr B’s Pizza & Wings; Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

Recipe Box: Banana Bread from Turrialba, Costa Rica; Black Pear Chutney, India; Charleston Red Rice, Gullah; Cuban-Style Carne Asada Tacos; Fruit Dumplings (Svestkove Knedliky), Czechoslovakia; Goetta, German/American; Hungarian Goulash, Hungary; Inarizushi, Japan; Black Pear Chutney, India; Rossi’s Schweinegeschnetzeltes, Germany; Spätzle Germany


Vid Monster Productions


WDNS/WKCT •  WOVO • Daily News • The Point • WUHU • WDNZ TV11

U.S. Bank • Amplifier • Chiseled Features Studio • Warren County • Sublime Media Group • WBGN

Midtown Storage

Charles M Moore • Oak Tree Awards • English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley

Papa John’s • The Pots Place • Downing Eye Care


City of Bowling Green • Warren County Attorney’s Office and any businesses, organizations and individuals who promoted or supported the festival in any way.

Restaurant Card Participants:

Anna’s Greek Restaurant • Azzip Pizza • Bajio’s • Blaze Pizza • Bruster’s Real Ice Cream • Burger & Bowl • Cabrera’s Mexican Restaurant and Grille • Con Con’s • Doug’s Motor City • El Maguey Mexican Restaurant • El Mazatlan • Geno’s Italian Deli • Gerard’s 1907 Tavern • GiGi’s Cupcakes • India Oven • K & L Asian Restaurant • Kyoto Gardens • Local Taco • Los Mariachis • Mellow Mushroom • Mercadito Hispano • Mister B’s Pizza & Wings • Novo Dolce Gastro Pub • Panda Chinese Food • Papa John’s • Pub by Novo • Que Buenos Fresh Mexican Grill • Samurai Hibachi and Sushi • Taqueria Los Vazquez • The Bistro • Tsunami • Zogam Khai Restaurant