Children Books Illustrated by Rafael Lopez that Hijos del Sol Carries to Enjoy at Bedtime

Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln by Margarita Engle & Illustrated by Rafael López In soaring words and stunning illustrations, Margarita Engle and Rafael López tell the story of Teresa Carreño, a child prodigy who played piano for Abraham Lincoln. As a little girl, Teresa Carreño loved to let her hands dance across the beautiful keys of the piano. If she felt sad, music cheered her up, and when she was happy, the piano helped her share that joy. Soon she was writing her own songs and performing in grand cathedrals. Then a revolution in Venezuela forced her family to flee to the United States. Teresa felt lonely in this unfamiliar place, where few of

A Vision Rooted in the Past, Present, and Future - Our Leadership is Bold and Fearless

Colorado has long been home to brave individuals that have taken up the fight for civil rights – not just for Chicanos and Latinos but for all. As leaders in the cultural arts, business, and education, they have used their voices to shed light on the untold stories about struggle and resilience in our communities. The history of the LCAC is rooted in a long genealogy of proud Latinos that have pledged their time, talent, and treasure to build a cultural campus unlike anything in the city, the state, or the nation. These include family names like Aguayo, Cordova, Duran, Gallegos, García, González, Hernández, LeFebre, Liñan, Lopez, Luna, Maldonado, Martinez, Quintana, Reyes, Rivera, Rodriguez,

Culture is Alive and Thriving at Hijos del Sol

The Latino Cultural Arts Center operates a retail shop called Hijos del Sol that encourages and supports local and international Latino folk art and crafts. It provides a revenue-generating source for artists and artisans. In 2019, the shop was recognized by Westword Magazine as "Denver's Best Museum Gift Shop” because of our assortment of hand-selected textiles, one-of-a-kind jewelry, hand-painted home decor and more. The Hijos del Sol collection includes artisan work from Mexico, Central, and South America, as well as Colorado-based and U.S. artists who have a connection to Latin America. Come shop with us knowing that your purchase supports our fundraising efforts to make the LCAC vision

Donate to the LCAC & Grow With Us

Dear Community, As we move into the holiday season, we are writing with an update about all we have accomplished in the last year and to thank you for supporting us. In the last twelve months we completed a pre-development study, which brought our vision clearer into view. We are building more than a cultural center; we are building an integrated cultural campus in the heart of the Sun Valley neighborhood. The LCAC will consist of an arts academy (La Academia), a research library, two museums (the Mexican Heritage Museum and the Caribbean, Central and South American Heritage Museum), retail space (Hijos del Sol), an eatery, and the first Mexican art inspired hotel in the nation. This will ce

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