The mission of the Latino Cultural Arts Center is to develop, elevate and showcase the artistic and intellectual contributions of Latinos by centering, celebrating, and activating Latinidad. The LCAC provides education, training, mentoring, and incubation for emerging creatives specializing in visual, digital, performing, musical, culinary, and literary arts.
The LCAC imagines a Cultural Campus rooted in the Latino experience that serves a multi-generational audience, merging artistic & cultural development with economic empowerment to support artists, youth, families, educators, and the broader local and regional community.
Through exhibitions, workshops, events, and performances, the LCAC creates a vibrant, socially conscious arts ecosystem that creates belonging through place-keeping, cements cultural legacy, and activates Latinidad as a vehicle for civic dialogue and social change.
We aspire to be exceptional anywhere and everywhere.
We co-create across differences, inspiring solidarity, and collective action.
We create structural change by connecting families, neighborhoods, artist studios, classrooms, businesses, and service providers.
We honor & embody a rich & complex experience that is simultaneously Indigenous, African, Asian, and European & always evolving.
From housing the Abarca Family Collection to our colaboraciones and programas, the LCAC is committed to harnessing the creative economy by putting its transformative power in the hands of
Artistas + Familias + Jóvenes + Educadores
Arte + Historia + Educación are not something distant or that
belong in a single institution; rather they personally live on through
every dance move, brushstroke, and musical beat
attuned to the rhythm of creatividad y cambio social.