October 2022 Newsletter

The Latino Cultural Arts Center (LCAC), along with our partners, proudly invite you to join us for the Ofrendas 2022: Celebration of Life event at Levitt Pavilion Denver, 1380 W Florida Ave, Denver, CO 80223, on October 9th, from 12pm-3pm. 

The Celebration includes artisanal vendors and wellness organizations, food, face painting, Zumba, the Circus Foundry & more! Performers include Selecta C, known for an energetic and unique hosting style, Cipriano, and headliner

Los Mocochetes! Their Xicanx/Funk music is meant to move your feet, stir your spirit, and remind you of the incredible power you have to heal within. 

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Ofrendas 2022 Workshops

Ofrendas is an invitation to co-create with local artists, artisans, educators, and mental health professionals that is inspired by the losses we have faced. It includes FREE community workshops across Denver, in-school classes, and a documentary series that we will roll our next year.

Ofrendas 2022:

Faux Tin Frames

For Families All Ages

Instructor: Cindy Loya

Create a faux tin frame for a loved one or to hold a special photograph.

Oct 12, 2022: Sandoval Elementary,

3655 Wyandot St, Denver,

4:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Ofrendas 2022: 2-Part

Men’s Photography Workshops

For Men of All Ages

Instructor: Anthony Maes

This Photography workshop centers men’s mental wellness to explore different themes of identity.

Oct 15 & Oct 29, 2022: Globeville Center, 4496 Grant St, Denver,

2PM - 4 PM

List of ALL the FREE Ofrendas 2022 Workshops

A Special Thanks to the Ofrendas 2022 Sponsors

Caring for Denver, Levitt Pavilion Denver, 5280 Magazine,

Flor Sells Denver, US Bank, and El Semanario

A Note from Lilian Lara, Community Arts Programs Coordinator

Ofrendas is in full swing and I couldn't be more excited! We are offering 22 FREE community workshops in the Denver Metro Area facilitated by our wonderful artists and educators: Jackeline Ruiz, Joniel Omaña, Nancy Viera, Cindy Loya, Adriana Paola Palacios Luna, and Anthony Maes. 

They created wonderful opportunities for the community to engage with different Día de los Muertos traditions in a fun, family atmosphere. 

Come celebrate with us and learn all about how these traditions contribute towards the wellness of our families and community!

A Note from Alfredo Reyes, Executive Director 

The Fall is special at the LCAC. We celebrate with Mariachi and honor the opportunity to welcome home our loved ones that have passed away. This year we made history with the presentation of the 1st All-State youth group with Mariachi Estelares, who opened for Lupita Infante. What an

incredible night! 

Thank you to the 3,800 people who joined us and supported the VIP Fundraiser, including our special guests from the National Museum of Mexican Art and the National Mexican Art Alliance. I am so proud of everything the LCAC Team is accomplishing and I hope you are too! 

I look forward to seeing you again at Levitt Pavilion for our Celebration of Life.

The Latest LCAC News & Upcoming Events

Viva Southwest! Que Viva!

Footage courtesy of Eric Einstein Photography

On behalf of the LCAC, thank you for making history with us! On September 25th, we made history with the presentation of the 1st All-State Youth Ensemble in Mariachi in Colorado. Mariachi Estelares gathered the best high school and undergraduate talent from urban and rural communities to open for Lupita Infante! 

A special thank you to DigiZuk and Einstein Photography for helping us capture the event!

'Mariachi is More Than Just Music', says Skyline High Alum Who Made First All-state Youth Ensemble

Alley Rodriguez, a Longmont native and 2021 alum of Skyline High School, is one of only a dozen musicians selected for LCAC's and MSU Denver's Mariachi Estelares de Colorado. The first youth all-state mariachi ensemble in Colorado.

Congratulations to Alley, one of our Mariachi Estelares de Colorado, on the feature! We cannot wait to welcome students across the Southwest at next year's Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival in April! Stay tuned!

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As Seen in 5280: The Latino Cultural Arts Center Has Big Plans to Show Denver—and the World—What Its People Have to Offer

“I saw from the example of my parents how you can start with nothing and create something big; I saw that you have to have a vision, but you also have to be bold. You have to be fearless,” says Abarca, who is both the nonprofit’s founder and board chair.

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En Comunidad


LCAC is partnering with the Clayton Hotel to host a bazaar in honor of Latino Heritage Month OPEN to the public!

Join us on October 15, 2022 from 11am-5pm in support of artisanship and grass-root economies that preserve our history and culture. 

Interested in becoming a vendor? Apply here

RSVP to the Event

Q&A With Printmaker Christie Tirado

We co-hosted printmaker Christie Tirado last month at Dry Dock Brewery with an introduction to block printing. Get to know why she gravitated toward making prints about Mexican farmworkers in the Yakima Valley in a recent Q&A with Westword!

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As Seen on 9 News! Culture Blossoms into Retail Success

Denver artist and entrepreneur Clarissa Fierro is turning her love for cultural traditions into business success by sharing Mexican art with the community.

You can find her products, along with 99 vendors across the Americas, at our boutique Hijos del Sol

Book a shopping appointment with Adrianna @ (303) 698-0880 this festive season! We believe in keeping profits in the hands of artisans rather than giant corporations not concerned with the overall health of comunidad.

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