- 10 Jan 2017
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A Message from the CEO
Thank you for your continued support of LA Plaza during our fifth anniversary year in 2016. We were pleased to welcome more than 70,000 visitors during the year to an invigorating schedule of events, exhibitions and special programs that helped advance our mission of preserving and promoting Latino history, art and culture in Los Angeles. The past year also brought the start of construction of LA Plaza Village as an extension of our campus. This distinctive multi-use structure will include 355 apartments and more than 40,000 square feet of retail space. We’re on schedule for completion in August 2018.
We’ll continue that tradition this year with an exciting and educational menu of offerings that includes salsa and bolero concerts, exhibition openings, documentary films, outdoor screenings, discussions, family activities and much more throughout the year. We are especially proud to be a participant in the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative that opens in September. Our exhibit and catalog entitled Murales Rebeldes: Contested Chicana/o Public Art explores the intrigue behind several “missing” murals from the Los Angeles and Orange County art scene. Other upcoming highlights include new art exhibitions by Latina and LGBTQ artists; a two-day festival honoring the centennial of the “father of Chicano music” Lalo Guerrero; and our annual tribute dinner honoring the Lozano family on the 90th anniversary of La Opinion. That’s just a start.
You can keep up to date with all our activities on our Facebook and Instagram pages and on our website, to be relaunched in first quarter of 2017.
A big thank you to the many individuals, corporations and foundations that make our work possible.
We look forward to seeing and working with you again in 2017. Best wishes for a healthy and productive new year.
LA Plaza CEO