August 2022 Newsletter

Message from the LCAC Board Chair -

A Pivot East 

We look to the Fall with a special message about the next five years of the LCAC’s future.

When the LCAC began in 2018, the focus was at the Colfax location, across from the Broncos stadium. When the pandemic hit, we made the decision to table the building plans for a 7 story complex that would include a restaurant, galleries, event space, and boutique hotel. Our new development plans put the LCAC in a position to play a vital role in the reshaping of the Sun Valley and La Alma neighborhoods through the power of art and education.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I invite you to join the LCAC as we pivot eight blocks east to combine art and social impact to benefit Denver for decades to come.  

Adrianna Abarca 

Founder & Board Chair

Photo courtesy of Eric Einstein Photography

A Message from the LCAC Executive Director

It brings me great pride to announce that the LCAC is now the owner of two donated warehouses between Sun Valley and La Alma Park. The property totals 12,000 square feet and is located at 1935 W. 12th Avenue, Denver. We entered a ground lease of 99-years for $10 a month, with a land purchase option that we will exercise in the near future. 

The community art space, that we refer to as Las Bodegas, will be home to our Ofrendas and Public Art Mentoring Programs (and others yet to be imagined). They will uniquely combine art, research, and workforce development to address the most pressing challenges we face as a society. 

We will create pipelines of talent into the creative economy by empowering the next generation of leaders and storytellers with an emphasis on multimedia and visual arts. 


Fasten your seatbelts, we are about to take flight! 

Alfredo Reyes

Executive Director

Commissioner of Cultural Affairs

The Latest LCAC News & Upcoming Events

The Cultural Campus

Footage courtesy of Eric Einstein Photography

About Las Bodegas Art + Community + Workforce

Las Bodegas will be built upon meaningful partnerships and programs at the intersection of visual and multimedia arts, mental health, and healthy environment. Our buildings will consist of a multimedia lab, two artists studios, four flexible classrooms, and a café. Las Bodegas will draw on the LCAC’s national and international connections to grow our mutual capacity.

Las Bodegas are a catalyst that empowers the next generation of inspiring story tellers, while contributing to growing and important sectors in Colorado’s economy by making them more accessible and dynamic!

About Keen + Las Bodegas Master Plan

The LCAC has engaged Keen Independent Research to facilitate the business and operational planning of Las Bodegas, which will serve primarily the Sun Valley and La Alma Park neighborhoods, through intergenerational and interdisciplinary activities that blend cultural development with social impact. 

To complete the study, Keen Independent will perform the following tasks:

  1. Overview of private sector investment and philanthropic support
  2. Market research analysis and the development of a business model
  3. Comprehensive analysis of existing programs and gathering input on proposed ideas

To follow the research process and to participate click below. PLEASE share widely!

Participate in the Virtual Survey

Become a Monthly Donor

Show your support of Las Bodegas by contributing to the LCAC’s Operations Fund by becoming a monthly donor.  With your backing, the LCAC will continue to combine the cultural arts with economic empowerment to benefit artists, educators, youth, and families. Every $ amount adds up!


The Operations Fund provides salaries, payroll taxes, health benefits, partner honoraria, utilities, insurance, building maintenance and office supplies.  


As a donor you will be the FIRST to receive updates about Las Bodegas and discounted access to the LCAC events, along with a growing network of perks across Denver, including educational workshops in music, visual, and digital arts, AND much more!

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En Comunidad
Arte de Lúpulo / Hop Art

Block Printing Workshop with Christie Tirado

Saturday, September 10th, 12-4pm

Price: $55 for LCAC Donors / $60 Non-LCAC Donors

Location: Dry Dock Brewing North Dock / 2801 Tower Road in Aurora, CO

That LCAC is teaming up with Dry Dock Brewing Co. North Dock and printmaker, Christie Tirado to bring awareness to the importance of immigrants in the hops industry. 

The Block Printing workshop is open to ALL levels. YOU will get an overview of the process for making simple, single-color linocut prints. Bring a date and join us to honor National Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Arte de Lúpulo/Hop Art” features the socially conscious art of Christie Tirado whose block prints celebrate an essential and unsung group of people in the beer industry: Mexican and Mexican American migrant workers who work in the hop fields of Yakima Valley, Washington.⁣ Join us for an opening reception at Dry Dock Brewing CO. North Dock on Friday, September 9th, from 5-10pm.

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The LCAC Presents: Ofrendas 2022

Ofrendas 2022: Celebration of Life Kick Off

October 9th, 2022

@ Levitt Pavilion Denver

The Latino Cultural Arts Center and Levitt Pavilion Denver present a mental health resource fair with family friendly activities and musical performances. Join us in celebrating Día de los Muertos in honor of our loved ones that have passed on to the afterlife.

The Celebration of Life will kick off two months worth of workshops in schools and across community. Stay tuned for more information!

Artistico Dance Company Presents: “Amalia”

ArtistiCO Gala 2022

Denver Performing Arts Complex 

September 11, 2022

Show Starts at 7 PM

Tickets Available 

Join ArtistiCO Dance Company as they kick off LatinX Heritage month with a dance concert at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Amalia showcases Mexican culture with more than 50 international dances and musical performances. The evening honors Amalia Hernández “La Dama de La Danza” who is the founder and icon of the world-renowned Ballet Folklórico de México.

Enjoy a 20% Discount on your Tickets by Using Discount Code: LCAC

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11th Annual Latinas First Foundation Luncheon

11th Annual Latinas First Foundation Luncheon

Downtown Denver Sheraton 

Friday, September 23, 2022

From 11:30 - 1 PM

Tickets Available

Please join the LCAC and Latinas First as we recognize our female colleagues, comadres, and college students from Colorado who are committed to excellence and who are trailblazers in their respective industries. Come be inspired by the pride, confidence, and strength of women celebrating and supporting other women. The LCAC’s Founder, Adrianna, will be honored at the Luncheon!

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Chautauqua + KGNU Present/Presentan:

Festival del Sol

Festival del Sol

Sunday, September 18, 2022

From 12 - 5 PM


Join us at Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder in honor of The Sun! Bring your Familia to enjoy live music, food trucks, outdoor beer/wine garden, traditional dances, games, children’s activities, a photo booth, and local art vendors throughout the surrounding gardens. 

Celebrate the vibrancy of Latino cultures with performances by Los Mocochetes, Pink Hawks, Renee Goust, Youth Mariachi Orchestra and Fiesta Colorado Dance Company.

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