OUR MISSION: 

A LATINO RENAISSANCE

To elevate and advance the artistic and intellectual contributions of Latinos in Denver

to national and international levels.

How is the LCAC Different?

 

Integrated Artistic and Cultural Experiences
The LCAC was created because of a need for a regional cultural arts organization that integrates dance, music, visual and culinary arts

Art with a Social Impact
Our programming empowers people to live freer, happier and more creative lives


We House the Largest Collection of Mexicano/Chicano Art in the Rocky Mountains
The Abarca Family Collection is among the most extensive collections of
Mexican Folk/ Fine Art, including paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture and textiles

THE CULTURAL CAMPUS

The Main Campus

The Latino Cultural Arts Center (LCAC) is redeveloping four buildings situated along Lower West Colfax near Federal. The LCAC Main Campus will consist of an integrated cultural experience featuring a research library (“La Teca”), two museums (“Museo de Herencia Mexicana” and the “Museo Colibrí" dedicated to the Caribbean, Central and South America”), a retail space, an eatery and a boutique hotel.

Hijos del Sol

The shop, celebrating its second year on 8th Avenue, was recognized by Westword as "Denver's Best Museum Gift Shop of 2019”, where you can find hand-selected quality textiles, one-of-a-kind jewelry, hand-painted home decor and more. The shop includes artisan work from throughout Mexico, Central and South America, as well as Colorado-based and U.S. artists with a connection to Latin America.

Las Bodegas

Las Bodegas, located on 12th Avenue, is slated to open in January 2022. It will challenge disciplinary and artistic boundaries by connecting students with artists, communities and scholars. The LCAC will gather visual and performing artists and encourage them to collaborate rather than work in isolation. We will develop innovative approaches to represent Latino art, history, and culture by building relationships that span generations and borders.

The Latino Cultural Arts Center (LCAC) will be a integrated cultural campus in the Sun Valley neighborhood west of downtown Denver at the intersection of Federal Boulevard and Colfax Avenue near I-25.  As one of Denver’s oldest and most diverse neighborhoods, with deep roots in Latino and immigrant communities, Sun Valley is currently undergoing significant revitalization. The LCAC will be an active part of its transformation. 

The campus will bring enhanced cultural and economic vitality to Denver and the Rocky Mountain region. For the opportunity to be fully realized, the project will require significant public and private investment. It will also deepen partnerships with community stakeholders and funders.

Financing will be secured from public and private sources, including foundations and individuals, government, and corporate underwriting. Funding will be supplemented by philanthropic contributions from Adrianna Abarca, who is providing the seed capital and a portion of the operating support for the project.

The LCAC will be comprised of interrelated programs and exhibits. Central among them will be two museums, one dedicated to Mexican heritage and the other to Latin America; a library of Latino arts, culture and history; and an educational and hands-on learning academy focused on Latino arts and culture, including: 

 

• Meeting and workshop space 

• Rental office and exhibition space 

• Space for visiting artists to work and stay 

• Rooftop venue for community gatherings 

• Galleries and retail shops for local and visiting artists to sell their work 

• Food Plaza, Café and Cantina for communities to socialize and deepen connections 

A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Supporters 

LATINO CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 

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Denver, Colorado  

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