Arte Américas is the largest Latino cultural center in the Central Valley of California, and began operations in a rented one-room office in a Fulton Street storefront in 1987. Through the ongoing dedication of thousands of volunteers, we are now recognized as one of the key stakeholders in the burgeoning Cultural Arts District of Downtown Fresno.
In 1995 Arte Américas purchased and moved into its current building, and shortly thereafter acquired an adjoining acre of land. This area was cultivated into what we now know as La Plaza.
What We Offer:
• Art shows and exhibits
• Nights in the Plaza: a summer concert series in our huge outdoor venue. A large kiosko is the centerpiece of the lush green-space with a concert mainstage and a large kiosko as a centerpiece.
• Dia de las Madres/Mother's Day Celebration has grown to a sprawling, sold-out, 700+ attendee gala event. Each year guests bring mothers (and not always their own) enjoy brunch beneath the shade of our tented Plaza and serenaded by mariachis and trios.
• The home of the Cultural Arts Rotary Club and the Fresno Chapter of AMAE (Association of Mexican American Educators)
•Workshops on toy making, bead-work, ceramics, folklorico dancing, papercrafts, and other disciplines that celebrate the many cultures of the Américas!
If your non-profit organization is interested in using Arte Américas space for your next event, please email email@example.com or call (559) 422-0006
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Board Members 2012