January 2023 Newsletter

A Letter from Executive Director 

On the days after my 33rd birthday, and an unforgettable trip to Mexico City, I could not be more excited and grateful for what 2023 has in store for all of us! My tenure at the LCAC has so far been filled with adventure, healing, joy, pride, and so much love. 

I am happy to share we surpassed our end-of-year goal - raising over $23,000 of our intended $20,000. It warms my heart to see so many of my family and friends listed below. Our growing network of grassroots supporters spans Colorado and reaches as far as California, Texas, New York and beyond! On behalf of the entire LCAC Team, Thank YOU!! 

Here is to breaking ground at Las Bodegas and making history in 2023! 

¡Feliz año nuevo! 


Alfredo Reyes

THANK YOU to our growing network of donors

across CO, CA, TX and NY who gave in 2022!

Join LCAC’s Grassroots Fundraising Community
The Latest LCAC News & Upcoming Events

The LCAC Welcomes New Board Member Bobby LeFebre

Please join us in welcoming Bobby Lefebre as the newest member of the LCAC Board of Directors! LeFebre is an award-winning writer, performer and cultural worker fusing a non-traditional multi-hyphenated professional identity to imagine new realities, empower communities, advance arts and culture, and serve as an agent of provocation, transformation, equity and social change. 

In 2019, LeFebre was named Colorado Theater Person of the Year, and was also appointed as Colorado’s 8th Poet Laureate, making him the youngest and first person of color to be appointed to the position in its 100-year history. He served as the Lead Consultant to reimagine Denver’s Cultural Plan and was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Colorado Creative Industries Advisory Council.

It’s the Season of Love at Hijos del Sol!

Over the next three months, we will be celebrating the heart and passion within artisan communities. Artisans leave a lasting legacy in each piece they make by hand, from weaving, beading, and carving! Hecho con Amor, from their hands to yours! 

Shop @ Hijos del Sol during our Winter Open Hours or set an appointment

by calling 303-946-8873.

Apply Now: Announcing Two Full-time Positions

The LCAC Team continues to grow! We are looking for TWO bold leaders to join our team and will be instrumental in setting the foundation to operate Las Bodegas. The Strategic Partnerships Manager and Ofrendas Coordinator will grow programs including the Public Art Mentoring Program, River Sisters, Viva Southwest and Ofrendas. Candidates must have strong administrative, critical thinking, and communication skills, as well as passion for the many facets of Latinidad

Interested in applying? Send your cover letter, resume, and writing sample (2-pages max) to alfredo@lcac-denver.org and visit the LCAC Website for additional information.

Job Opportunities

LCAC in CDMX for the Opening of  "Miradas Divergentes"

Images by photographers Delilah Montoya and Juan Fuentes

The LCAC welcomed 2023 with the National Mexican Art Alliance in Mexico City for a photography exhibition in honor of Elena Poniatowska (Mexico's grande dame of letters). Now in her 90’s, she is a prolific writer and journalist who fights for women's rights and advocates on behalf of society's most marginalized members.

Each of the eight members in the Alliance selected two photographers to represent their cities. The LCAC proudly selected Juan Fuentes and Delilah Montoya from the #LCACollection for the bi-national exhibit at the Elena Poniatowska Foundation House, which opened on January 13th.

View Video Walkthrough of Exhibition

The LCAC Launches the 3rd Season of the Public Arts Mentoring Program with Artist Jolt

The LCAC Public Art Mentoring Program is in its 3rd season with the goal of creating a pipeline of fresh talent! They will have the opportunity to learn about the history and culture of public art, along with the interpersonal and technical skills needed to become a public artist. 

This week, we welcome returning students from Colorado Charter High School to be mentored under muralist JOLT from Guerilla Garden. Their next project will be wrapping Los Mesones Taqueria on West Colfax and Meade in murals.  In the future, the students will work alongside the LCAC Team to bring a youth leadership element to the activation of Las Bodegas. A special “thank you” to our partners at the West Colfax Improvement District and Los Mesones!

Sign-up for Mariachi Music Workshops

Viva Southwest 2023 is here! School Mariachi ensembles, individual students, and community members throughout the Southwest United States can register for the Mariachi Workshops & Community Showcase.

Generously supported by Denver Arts & Venues, Music Advancement Fund, and the National Endowment for the Arts, please join us, April 14th and 15th, 2023, on the Auraria Campus.  We will offer two days of Mariachi lectures, masterclasses, and workshops with Master Mariachi instructors. VSWS will culminate with an evening public community showcase featuring participating student groups at The King Center. 

Learn More & Register

Save-the-Date for the Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival (VSMF), to be held on September 16th, 2023, at Levitt Pavilion Denver! Stay tuned for the highly anticipated announcement of this year’s headliner.

A Special Thank You To Our Sponsors

LCAC Denver \ Colorado




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