Las Bodegas consists of two warehouses of approximately 16,000 sq. ft. that will be home to our arts programming. We are working with our partners at Handprint Architects and White Construction to develop a design plan and to complete the build-out. It will take approximately a year-and-a-half before our academy is ready to open its doors to the public. The goal is for people of all ages to access opportunities for continued learning that speaks to their history, interests and talents. Join us in the meantime to share your ideas to activate the space.
Las Bodegas will challenge disciplinary and artistic boundaries by connecting students with artists, communities, and scholars. It will gather dancers, musicians, and painters and encourage them to collaborate rather than work in isolation. It will develop innovative approaches to representing Latino art, history, and culture by building relationships that span generations and borders. The LCAC has invested in this by hiring a Director of Programs and will begin programming in 2020 at a nearby site. Las Bodegas will be the anchor as we continue to design our cultural campus.
Las Bodegas will connect students, artists, families, communities, and scholars from across the Americas through art, culture, and education. It will foster a deep sense of cultural appreciation for the heritage of Latin America and inspire people to explore and embrace Latino arts and culture. Artisans will be encouraged to share their skills and passions with others and provide young people with the skills they need to excel as artists. The Academy will provide training in culinary arts, performing arts, visual arts, music, and spoken word.