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LATINO CULTURAL ARTS CENTER

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Denver, Colorado  

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THE CULTURAL CAMPUS

The LCAC will be housed in a multi-story building in the Sun Valley neighborhood west of downtown Denver at the intersection of Federal Boulevard and Colfax Avenue near I-25.  As one of Denver’s oldest and most diverse neighborhoods, with deep roots in Latino and immigrant communities, Sun Valley is currently undergoing significant revitalization. The LCAC will be an active part of its transformation. 

The campus will bring enhanced cultural and economic vitality to Denver and the Rocky Mountain region. For the opportunity to be fully realized, the project will require significant public and private investment. It will also deepen partnerships with community stakeholders and funders.

Financing will be secured from public and private sources, including foundations and individuals, government, and corporate underwriting. Funding will be supplemented by philanthropic contributions from Adrianna Abarca, who is providing the seed capital and a portion of the operating support for the project.

The LCAC will be comprised of interrelated programs and exhibits. Central among them will be two museums, one dedicated to Mexican heritage and the other to Latin America; a library of Latino arts, culture and history; and an educational and hands-on learning academy focused on Latino arts and culture, including: 

 

Meeting and workshop space 

Rental office and exhibition space 

Space for visiting artists to work and stay 

Rooftop venue for community gatherings 

Galleries and retail shops for local and visiting artists to sell their work 

Food Plaza, Café and Cantina for communities to socialize and deepen connections