State of the Art: Your Weekly Guide to LA’s Latino Art Openings

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State of The Art is Remezcla’s weekly guide to Latin art openings in your city each week. Mingle with art admirers, collectors and casual passersby to check out these new works. And don’t forget to grab a free glass of wine…or three.


Made in Havana – Rivero Studio Gallery

Welcome the month of June with San Pedro’s First Thursday Art Walk which, among its many offerings, will include a show by powerhouse Cuban artists Jose Antonio Hechavarria and Yaima Gonzalez Cabrera. The husband-and-wife duo boasts shows around the world and this Thursday, June 6 you can discover their talent in “Made in Havana.” The artists create on everything from canvas to bottles, expressing themselves through anything from acrylic paint to installation. Expect some nods to past art history eras like Cubism and Action painting but with a distinct twist. Head to the gallery at 6 p.m. for the opening reception and kick off another month of LA art happenings.

Rivero Studio Gallery
414 6th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 720-3407

Desaparecid@s – SPARC

The Social and Public Resource Art Center knows how to pair political issues with art in an engaging way – and if there’s one issue that many Latinos can identify with it’s immigration. “Desaparecid@s” takes a multifaceted approach to the issue, with art and performances that talk about people from all walks of life sharing the same struggle: the experience of being disappeared in the present or the past. Head to SPARC Saturday, June 8 at 5 p.m. for the opening receptions which will feature live music.

Social and Public Resource Art Center (SPARC)
658 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90291
(310) 822-9560 ext.15

Jubilee Music and Arts Festival – Downtown LA

Angelenos are lucky to get a good number of art and music shows in the Downtown area each weekend. Perusing the streets of the area, you can find your next favorite clothing or accessory store too, because it seems quite a few creative minds like starting businesses in those streets. Why not put all those innovative brains together with some good music as a soundtrack? That’s exactly what the Jubilee Music and Arts Festival does this Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8. Enjoy tunes from bands like Black Lips and Kitten while perusing art makers and vendors like Goodlife Roots, who create art and goods that include Día de los Muertos finds. Tickets are $30 for one day and $50 dollars for both days, with kiddos twelve and under getting in gratis.

590 S. Santa Fe St.