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2022 Pobladores Awards Gala Honoring Pepe Aguilar, Walter Ulloa & City National Bank

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is pleased to announce its 2022 Pobladores Awards Gala, presented by City National Bank, honoring musical artist and entrepreneur Pepe Aguilar, media trailblazer Walter Ulloa, and City National Bank. The annual event will take place on the evening of October 13, 2022, at LA Plaza’s outdoor campus.  The Pobladores Awards Gala is LA Plaza’s primary community funding effort. Leading the event are Gala Co-Chairs Raul Bustillos, Senior Vice President, Community Relations at Bank of America, and Robert Villaseñor, Vice President Senior Relationship Manager at City National Bank.

The Pobladores Award recognizes individuals, organizations, and companies who, much like the original pobladores settlers from Mexico, have blazed a trail that continues to endure, inspire, and enrich. The Awards Gala serves as LA Plaza’s primary fundraising event and supports the museum and cultural center’s many educational, exhibition, and programming initiatives. This must-attend event, which caps Latino Heritage Month in Los Angeles, welcomes more than 400 cultural, business, and government leaders.   

Past recipients of the Pobladores Award include Linda Ronstadt, Cheech Marin, the late Honorable Esteban Torres, The Getty, AltaMed CEO Castulo de la Rocha, Los Lobos, and LA Plaza Founders. 

Sponsorship information and individual tickets are available at: 

For additional information, please contact Lisa Esparza, Development and Membership Associate, at 213 542-6276 or 

October 13, 2022 |  6:00 pm *
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