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About Us

The mission of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is to celebrate and cultivate an appreciation for the enduring and evolving influence of Mexican and Mexican-American culture, with a specific focus upon the unique Mexican-American experience in Los Angeles and Southern California.


LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is the nation's premier center of Mexican American culture. Providing an experience unlike any other, LA Plaza's interactive exhibits and dynamic programs invite visitors to explore as well as contribute to the ongoing story of Mexican Americans in Los Angeles and beyond.


Located near the site where Los Angeles was founded in 1781, LA Plaza's 2.2-acre campus includes two historic and newly renovated buildings (the Vickrey-Brunswig Building and Plaza House) surrounded by 30,000 square feet of public garden.



LA Plaza is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Federal Tax ID# 75-3059288



LA Plaza is an official project of Los Angeles County and a Smithsonian Affiliate.




John Echeveste


Board of Trustees



Honorable Esteban Torres, Co-Chair

Congressman (retired)

U.S. House of Representatives California

34th District


Raúl Anaya

President - Greater Los Angeles

Bank of America, N.A.


Javier Angulo

Community Affairs, Public Affairs & Government Relations

Walmart Stores, Inc.


Lupe Arriola


Andy Carrasco

Director of Regional Public Affairs

Southern California Gas Company


Lupe de la Cruz

Senior Director

PepsiCo Government Affairs


Federico Jiménez


Federico Jiménez Jewelry, Inc.


Eva Longoria

Actor & Activist


Honorable Nury Martinez

Los Angeles City Council

Sixth District


Honorable Gloria Molina

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (retired)

First District


George Ramirez

EVP and Chief Diversity Executive

Union Bank


Carlos Rosales

VP, Community Banking District Manager

Wells Fargo


Raúl Salinas, Esq.

Managing Shareholder



Miguel Santana

City Administrative Officer

City of Los Angeles


Dr. Cynthia Telles

Director, Spanish Speaking Psycho-Social Clinic

UCLA School of Medicine