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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.

  

 

President & CEO

John Echeveste

 

Board of Trustees

 

OFFICERS

Honorable Esteban Torres, Co-Chair

Congressman (retired)

U.S. House of Representatives California

34th District

 

Raúl Amerzcua

Managing Director

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated

 

Raúl Anaya

President - Greater Los Angeles

Bank of America, N.A.

 

Javier Angulo

Community Affairs, Public Affairs & Government Relations

Walmart Stores, Inc.

 

Andy Carrasco

Director of Regional Public Affairs

Southern California Gas Company

 

Lupe de la Cruz

Senior Director

PepsiCo Government Affairs

 

Federico Jiménez

President

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

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

AlvaradoSmith

 

Miguel Santana

City Administrative Officer

City of Los Angeles

 

Dr. Cynthia Telles

Director, Spanish Speaking Psycho-Social Clinic

UCLA School of Medicine

 

 

HONORARY MEMBERS

Nelson Del Rio

Founder & Chairman

Emergent Intelligence Solution

 

Christy Haubegger

Founder

Latina Magazine Executive, CAA

 

Yolanda Nava

Owner

New Mexico Dept. of Cultural Affairs

 

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Antonia Hernandez

President & CEO

California Community Foundation