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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.

  

 

 

Board of Trustees

 

OFFICERS

Javier Angulo, Chair

Community Affairs, Public Affairs & Government Relations

Walmart Stores, Inc

 

Lupe de la Cruz, Vice Chair

Senior Director

PepsiCo Government Affairs

 

Andy Carrasco, Secretary

Director of Regional Public Affairs

Southern California Gas Company

 

Miguel Santana, Treasurer

City Administrative Officer

City of Los Angeles

 

Raúl Anaya

President - Greater Los Angeles

Bank of America, N.A.

 

Lupe Arriola

 

Donna Estacio

Director State & Local Government Affairs

American Airlines, Inc.

 

Federico Jiménez

President

Federico Jiménez Jewelry, Inc.

 

Honorable Nury Martinez

Member, Los Angeles City Council

Sixth District

 

Honorable Gloria Molina

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (retired)

First District

  

George Ramirez

 

Carlos Rosales

VP, Community Banking District Manager

Wells Fargo

 

Raúl Salinas, Esq.

Managing Shareholder

AlvaradoSmith

 

Ron Valdez

Co-Owner

Hamilton-Selway Fine Art

 

Founding Chair, Emeritus

Esteban Torres

 

CEO

John Echeveste