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Lane Arts Council is pleased to announce the third year of Fiesta Cultural,  a celebration of Latino art, culture, and heritage taking place September through December 2017.  Fiesta Cultural is a county-wide initiative to increase opportunities for integration of Latino individuals into the broader community through the arts.



Cuentos Bilingües (Bilingual Stories)
November 18, December 2 & 16, 11am
Springfield Public Library, 225 5th St

Join us at the Springfield Public Library for interactive bilingual stories, songs, and a craft. See the event calendars for more details. Families of all ages are welcome!





El Taller de Son Jarocho (Workshop)
Sundays, 3-5pm; Fridays, 5-7pm
Whiteaker Community Center, Clark and N. Jackson St, Eugene

Take local classes in the music and dance of southern Veracruz!  They provide extra jaranas (a guitar-like string instrument from Mexico) for students.   Sundays classes are for beginners from 3-5pm, while Fridays are more advanced classes from 5-7pm.



Cuentos y Canciones (Storytime in Spanish)
Every Saturday, 11:15am
Bethel Branch of Eugene Public Library, 1990 Echo Hollow Road

Fun weekly storytime in Spanish, designed to help young children develop their ready-to-read skills as they grow. The whole family is welcome.

Contact: Eugene Public Library: 541-682-5450 (press 5 for Spanish), www.eugene-or.gov/library




Latin American Children Art Exhibit
September 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Children’s Language Center on 1st floor at Downtown Eugene Public Library, 100 W 10th Ave

This Latin American art was created by students in the bilingual summer camps 2017, offered by founder of Eugene Arte Latino, Jessica Zapata, in Eugene.  Eugene Arte Latino works with local Latin American artists to lead unique and engaging arts programs, allowing young people to learn critical life skills, gain tools for creative expression, and have successful experiences that build self-esteem and confidence.


Special thanks to our sponsors National Endowment for the Arts, City of Eugene Cultural Services & EUGfun!, Oregon Arts Commission, Law Offices of Lourdes Sánchez, Valle-Wuite Family, Radio Unica, LA QUE BUENA 97.7, Oregon Community Foundation, KLCC, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and Oregon Contemporary Theatre, and our partners Centro Latino Americano, Downtown Languages, Eugene ArteLatino, Salseros Dance Company, Huerto de la Familia, and LULAC of Lane County.

Lane Arts Council receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Questions?  Contact:  Jessica Watson, Lane Arts Council, 541-485-2278, artwalk@lanearts.org



Previous 2017 Fiesta Cultural events:

  • First Friday ArtWalk
  • Omar Rojas: Son Jarocho Music & Dance
  • Fiesta Cultural on the South Willamette
  • Sounds of the Past: Music of Ancient Mexico
  • Cottage Grove Art Walk
  • From the Front Lines: A Conversation with Maria Hinojosa
  • Show: Brazilian Capoeira
  • Family Fun: El Taller de Son Jarocho
  • Make it! Skull Crafts for Day of the Dead
  • Play: Tomás & the Library Lady
  • Teatro Milagro presents Mijita Fridita
  • Textile Traditions of Southern Mexico
  • Day of the Dead Celebration, Springfield Public Library
  • Public Talk: Jose Antonio Vargas
  • Day of the Dead Celebration at Downtown Languages
  • Day of the Dead Celebration at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
  • Family Fun: Ballet Folklórico Alma de México
  • Mexican Revolution Day – Los Últimos Zapatistas Héroes Olvidados
  • Noche de Música Latinx
  • Noche Latinx
  • Fiesta Navideña (Christmas Party)
  • Club de Arte para Mamás (Art Club for Moms)


Previous 2017 Fiesta Cultural art exhibits:

  • Una Mirada De México, Photography Exhibit
  • Cuba Ocho
  • Diálogos
  • Danzas de la memoria, Photography by Maricela Figueroa Zamilpa; Tradiciones, de Morelos, en tu mano, Photography by Mary Lule
  • Honoring the Ancient Tradition of Día de los Muertos, by Marco Elliott
  • 24th Annual Día de los Muertos Exhibit
  • Mírame Bien: Portraits of Mexico by Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Paul Strand, and Edward Weston