Plaza de la Raza

Plaza de la Raza Plaza de la Raza provides after-school art classes in visual arts, music, dance and theatre for all ages and all skill levels! Plaza also offers cultural community events. We also offer free art classes for youth in low-income families.
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Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center for the Arts & Education is the only multidisciplinary community arts venue dedicated to serving the Eastside neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Founded in 1970 by prominent labor, business and civic leaders as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we offer affordable after-school, intergenerational arts education programs to nearly 4,100 children, teens and adults each year. Our mission is to foster enrichment of all cultures bridging the geographic, social, artistic, and cultural boundaries of Los Angeles, and beyond. Visit our website at www.plazadelaraza.org to see our current class schedule. With opportunities for students of all ages, courses ranging from entry level to conservatory level, and FREE ART CLASSES for qualifying low income families, Plaza de la Raza has something for everyone!

Mission: Plaza de la Raza is the only multidisciplinary cultural arts and educational center dedicated to serving Eastside communities in Los Angeles. Founded in 1970 by prominent labor, business and civic leaders, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit offers affordable after-school, intergenerational arts education programs to nearly 4,100 children, teens and adults each year. Annually, Plaza presents more than 500 classes, which are taught quarterly by local artists and performers, and over 25,000 visitors attend its free cultural programs. Plaza’s small staff is supported by about 300 community volunteers.

AMOR @PlazaDeLaRaza ART SALE 💖Join us this Saturday, February 8, 2020 2-6pm at the  Boathouse Gallery for a special pop-...
02/05/2020

AMOR @PlazaDeLaRaza ART SALE 💖Join us this Saturday, February 8, 2020 2-6pm at the Boathouse Gallery for a special pop-up Valentines themed art sale supporting
#PlazaDeLaRaza ’s visual arts programs for youth hosted by @FrankRomeroArtist and featuring work by a variety of local artists!
#Plaza50 #SchoolOfPerformingAndVisualArts

COMING SOON! 🎬#PlazaDeLaRaza will host "The Blue Hour," a documentary film and discussion series beginning February 21, ...
02/04/2020

COMING SOON! 🎬#PlazaDeLaRaza will host "The Blue Hour," a documentary film and discussion series beginning February 21, 2020 at the #MargoAlbertTheatre. The monthly film screenings will provide a communal space to see compelling, award-winning documentaries that will examine the theme of immigration ranging from local to global perspectives. #SaveTheDate #Plaza50

Coming soon! As part of our 50th Anniversary programming, Plaza de la Raza hosts "The Blue Hour," a documentary film and...
01/30/2020

Coming soon! As part of our 50th Anniversary programming, Plaza de la Raza hosts "The Blue Hour," a documentary film and discussion series every third Friday beginning February 2020 at the Margo Albert Theatre. The monthly film screenings will provide a communal space to see compelling, award-winning documentaries that will examine the theme of immigration ranging from local to global perspectives.

01/26/2020

The family of Plaza de la Raza joins a nation in mourning the death of Kobe Bryant. His foundation was a supporter of our programs. Our thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones. Let us remember that his legacy of excellence will live on. His imprint upon Los Angeles resonates well beyond the sports world. Thank you Kobe, rest in power.

On-site registration begins January 7-9th, from 4PM to 7PM. Start the New Year at #PlazaDeLaRaza by choosing from almost...
01/06/2020

On-site registration begins January 7-9th, from 4PM to 7PM. Start the New Year at #PlazaDeLaRaza by choosing from almost 100 different weekly classes for children and adults. Our #SchoolOfPerformi gAnd isualArts Winter Session runs January 13 through March 14, 2020. 💃🏻🎼🎭🎨


On-site class registration begins January 7-9th, from 4PM to 7PM. Start the New Year at Plaza de la Raza with a class in...
01/02/2020
Winter Session 2020 registration begins soon!

On-site class registration begins January 7-9th, from 4PM to 7PM. Start the New Year at Plaza de la Raza with a class in Dance, Music, Theater and/or Visual Art! Choose from 100 different weekly classes for children and adults. Plaza's School of Performing & Visual Arts Winter Session runs January 13 through March 14, 2020.

https://conta.cc/2QjevQU

Wishing you all a Safe & Happy New Year! We thank you for your continued participation and support and look forward to c...
01/01/2020

Wishing you all a Safe & Happy New Year! We thank you for your continued participation and support and look forward to celebrating our 50th Anniversay throughout the coming year at Plaza de la Raza!

#PlazaTurns50
#PlazaDeLaRaza
#GoldenAnniversary
#2020 @ Plaza de la Raza

The Community Holiday Celebration 2019 was a festive way to end the program year at Plaza de la Raza! Students took cent...
12/20/2019

The Community Holiday Celebration 2019 was a festive way to end the program year at Plaza de la Raza! Students took center stage, performances also included music, dance, posada, puppets, clowns and Santa! This festival was sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the County of Los Angeles Department of Arts and Culture. Enjoy!

A heartfelt THANK YOU to all the donors who supported our Annual Toy Drive including Grifols, Toys for Tots, LACECA, Cou...
12/20/2019

A heartfelt THANK YOU to all the donors who supported our Annual Toy Drive including Grifols, Toys for Tots, LACECA, Councilmember Gil Cedillo, Prospanica, the Latina Golfers Association, Eastside Bombs, Coldwell Bankers and so many others who donated toys and gave generously!

Muchas Gracias! Thank you to all the artists who participated in this year's Holiday Art Sale & Auction supporting our c...
12/09/2019

Muchas Gracias! Thank you to all the artists who participated in this year's Holiday Art Sale & Auction supporting our center & school. Thanks too to all who braved the rain and join us at the Boathouse Gallery to purchase artwork, make bids and support local artists!

Drop off unwrapped toys to the Plaza School office or contact Maria Jimenez-Torres to participate in our annual Toy Driv...
12/09/2019

Drop off unwrapped toys to the Plaza School office or contact Maria Jimenez-Torres to participate in our annual Toy Drive! [email protected] (323)223-2475

We're collecting unwrapped toys and preparing for Plaza de la Raza's annual Community Holiday Celebration on December 15th! For more info on the Toy Drive and how you or your company can get involved, please contact Maria Jimenez-Torres [email protected]

Thank you for participating in #GivingTuesday2019 ! Your generosity is sincerely appreciated. Together, we raised most o...
12/04/2019

Thank you for participating in #GivingTuesday2019 ! Your generosity is sincerely appreciated. Together, we raised most of our year-end fundraising goal in just one day! We will continue to reach out in the coming weeks and look forward to celebrating 50 with you all in the New Year!

Photo Credit: Birdman

We're collecting unwrapped toys and preparing for Plaza de la Raza's annual Community Holiday Celebration on December 15...
12/04/2019

We're collecting unwrapped toys and preparing for Plaza de la Raza's annual Community Holiday Celebration on December 15th! For more info on the Toy Drive and how you or your company can get involved, please contact Maria Jimenez-Torres [email protected]

Over the past 49 years, Plaza de la Raza’s campus has expanded to include the historic Boathouse Gallery, a 200-seat the...
12/04/2019
Celebrating 50 years in 2020!

Over the past 49 years, Plaza de la Raza’s campus has expanded to include the historic Boathouse Gallery, a 200-seat theatre and adjacent dance studio, a visual arts building, a multipurpose music building, an outdoor stage and an administrative building, all nestled by Lincoln Park Lake in Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles. We invite you to make a tax-deductible donation to support the future of Plaza de la Raza for generations to come. So many ways to support on #GivingTuesday and throughout the year!

https://conta.cc/2qh3lSB

Another way to support Plaza for #GivingTuesday is to Volunteer. Long-time Volunteer Rosaura Bernal is one of the 300+ P...
12/04/2019

Another way to support Plaza for #GivingTuesday is to Volunteer. Long-time Volunteer Rosaura Bernal is one of the 300+ Plaza Volunteers who help out throughout the year. If you are interested in giving your time, send an email with your name, number, and how you'd like to help (event support, school registration, front desk, etc.) to [email protected]

12/03/2019

Come home to Plaza, where it all begins... It's #GivingTuesday and there are so many ways to support our center & school as we prepare to celebrate Plaza's 50th Anniversary in 2020!
Video/Music: #DronJarochelo @jarochelo @loscambalache

12/03/2019

We'll be celebrating 50 years soon. Come home to Plaza, where it all begins...

VIDEO/MUSIC By: Cesar Castro #DronJarochelo

Did you ever take a class at Plaza de la Raza when you were a kid? Remember all the fun? The work? The teaching artists?...
12/03/2019

Did you ever take a class at Plaza de la Raza when you were a kid? Remember all the fun? The work? The teaching artists? Maybe just being there and hanging out with other students. Maybe, you remember Lincoln Park and the lake. Maybe you were in a play or performed in one of the ensembles. Did you ever have your art go up on the gallery wall? Did you receive a toy from Santa as a part of the annual Community Holiday Celebration? Consider supporting the center as a part of Giving Tuesday for all the Plaza kids of today… and tomorrow.

Support Plaza's arts education programs while shopping online! Just remember to start at smile.amazon.com and Amazon wil...
12/02/2019

Support Plaza's arts education programs while shopping online! Just remember to start at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Plaza de la Raza, Inc.

Hope you're planning to join us on December 15th for Plaza de la Raza's annual Community Holiday Celebration! Save the d...
11/27/2019

Hope you're planning to join us on December 15th for Plaza de la Raza's annual Community Holiday Celebration! Save the date!

GivingTuesday is an opportunity for you to stand up for the causes that matter most. We ask you to consider supporting P...
11/25/2019

GivingTuesday is an opportunity for you to stand up for the causes that matter most. We ask you to consider supporting Plaza de la Raza’s School of Performing & Visual Arts beginning on #GivingTuesday, December 3rd through the end of the year. We'll be celebrating Plaza's 50th Anniversary in 2020 and look forward to celebrating with you in the New Year!

Plans to mark Plaza de la Raza’s milestone 50th Anniversary in 2020 will include exhibitions from our collections and ar...
11/18/2019

Plans to mark Plaza de la Raza’s milestone 50th Anniversary in 2020 will include exhibitions from our collections and archives, performances and festivals and a 50th Anniversary Gala. Our School of Perforimg & Visual Arts will also launch a new Film/Media program added to our existing year-round arts education programs in dance, music theater and visual arts. The next 50 years will present new challenges and opportunities, and Plaza de la Raza will be steadfast and ready to serve new and coming generations of students, families, artists, and audiences!

Located in Los Angeles’ historic Lincoln Park, Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center for the Arts & Education is the longest ...
11/18/2019

Located in Los Angeles’ historic Lincoln Park, Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center for the Arts & Education is the longest operating multidisciplinary Latino cultural arts center in the United States! We will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary throughout the coming year in 2020. Help us celebrate this historic milestone along with our students, teaching artists and community. Plaza de la Raza’s mission is to foster enrichment of all cultures bridging the geographic, social, artistic, and cultural boundaries of Los Angeles and beyond.

Thanks again for joining us! There is still time to experience Día de los Muertos at Plaza de la Raza, the altares will ...
11/04/2019

Thanks again for joining us! There is still time to experience Día de los Muertos at Plaza de la Raza, the altares will be on view at the center until Monday, November 11th and El Velorio exhibition runs through Friday, November 8th!

Before the night ends we would also like to recognize our beloved Rosalie Portillo Altar by Thomas Benitez 🙌🏼 What a won...
11/03/2019

Before the night ends we would also like to recognize our beloved Rosalie Portillo Altar by Thomas Benitez 🙌🏼 What a wonderful sight this is and make sure to check it out by La Tiendita ✨☀️

Photos from Plaza de la Raza's post
11/02/2019

Photos from Plaza de la Raza's post

Día de los Muertos 2019
11/02/2019

Día de los Muertos 2019

Join us today for ‘Arte Para Todos’ from 6-8PM!Acompáñanos hoy para el taller ‘Arte Para Todos’ 6-8PM!
10/23/2019

Join us today for ‘Arte Para Todos’ from 6-8PM!
Acompáñanos hoy para el taller ‘Arte Para Todos’ 6-8PM!

Aún estás a tiempo de inscribirte al taller de #Narrativa biográfica y autobiográfica que inicia hoy en Plaza de la Raza con horario de 6:00 pm a 8:00 pm. #EventoGratuito. Registros en [email protected], teléfono 213 785 1313.
#ArteParaTodos
Cátedra Latinoamericana Julio Cortázar UdG
Asociación de Egresados UdeG en Los Angeles

Photo: Birdman
10/23/2019

Photo: Birdman

Join us for Plaza de la Raza's Dia de los Muertos Fall Activities and Community Celebration on November 1st! Our annual ...
10/23/2019
Dia de los Muertos at Plaza de la Raza

Join us for Plaza de la Raza's Dia de los Muertos Fall Activities and Community Celebration on November 1st! Our annual Dia de los Muertos Festival will feature dance, music, traditional ofrendas and activities for the entire family. It is FREE to the public, festive attire is welcomed and you are encouraged to bring photos and items loved ones for the various altares throughout the center. https://conta.cc/2Pc0BQ

Join us for this weeks workshop of ‘Arte Para Todos’ starting October 23-25 from 6-8PM at Plaza de La RazaAcompáñanos es...
10/21/2019

Join us for this weeks workshop of ‘Arte Para Todos’ starting October 23-25 from 6-8PM at Plaza de La Raza

Acompáñanos esta semana en un taller para ‘Arte Para Todos’. El taller comenzará el 23 de Octubre, 6-8PM en Plaza de La Raza!

Aprende a contar tus #anécdotas con el taller "Narrativa biográfica y autobiográfica", impartido por el #escritor Rafael Villegas. Asiste a la Plaza de la Raza del 23 al 25 de octubre.
Registros en [email protected], teléfono 213 785 1313
#ArteParaTodos
#LegadoGrodman
Cátedra Latinoamericana Julio Cortázar UdG
Asociación de Egresados UdeG en Los Angeles

Join us today!
10/07/2019

Join us today!

¡Sácale provecho a tus habilidades literarias! Inscríbete al taller de narrativa "ElEquipajeDelMigrante" que organiza la Cátedra Latinoamericana Julio Cortázar UdG y se imparte gratuitamente del 7 al 9 de octubre en Plaza de la Raza de 6:00pm a 8:00pm. El curso es impartido por la historiadora Ana María de la O Castellanos. Registros en [email protected] teléfono 213 785 1313.
#ArteparaTodos #LegadoGrodman

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3540 N Mission Rd
Los Angeles, CA
90031

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
Friday 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

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(323) 223-2475

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Located in Los Angeles’ historic Lincoln Park, Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center for the Arts & Education is the longest operating multidisciplinary Latino/Latinx cultural arts center in the country. Founded in 1970 by prominent labor, business and civic leaders as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we offer affordable after-school, inter-generational arts education programs to over 5,000 children, teens and adults each year. Our mission is to foster enrichment of all cultures bridging the geographic, social, artistic, and cultural boundaries of Los Angeles, and beyond. Visit our website at www.plazadelaraza.org to see our current class schedule. With opportunities for students of all ages, courses ranging from entry level to conservatory level, and FREE ART CLASSES for qualifying low income families, Plaza de la Raza has something for everyone!

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Too Many Tamales 2019 Christmas Tradition play by Lina Montalvo Based on the book by Gary Soto Directed by Margarita Lamas Co-Directed/Choreographed by Lorena Lucas Light & Set Designer Armando Rubio * Preview Thursday, December 19 Tentative TBA Special Engagement. Opening starts Friday,December20 at 8 pm in Spanish Saturday, December 21 at 3pm mat in English and 6 pm in Spanish Sunday, December 22 at 3pm mat in Spanish and 5pm English Bilingual Foundation of the Arts Presents Too Many Tamales 2019 held At Plaza de la Raza 3540 N. MISSION RD ,LA. ,CA. 90031 For Information call (213) 437-0500 Www.bfatheatre.org Www.eventbrite.com
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