Rhode Island Latino Arts

We promote, encourage and preserve the art, history, heritage and cultures of the Spanish-speaking people of Rhode Island

La Galería @RILA is closed to the public: All of our public programming — weekly Latin drumming classes, gathering of artists, visits by school youth, walking tours, script readings, oral history pláticas — have been temporarily suspended until further notice.

We wish everyone good health. See you soon!
La Galería @RILA está cerrada al público: todas nuestras actividades — clases semanales de batería latina, reunión de artistas, visitas de jóvenes escolares, recorridos a pie, lecturas de guiones, pláticas de historia oral — se han suspendido temporalmente hasta nuevo aviso.
 
Les deseamos a todos una buena salud. ¡Nos vemos pronto!
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Our Mission: We promote, encourage and preserve the art, history, heritage and cultures of the Spanish-speaking communities of Rhode Island.
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Register your event for Latino Heritage Month
Rhode Island Latino Arts was founded in 1988 as the Hispanic Heritage Committee and today is Rhode Island’s leading nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development and cultivation of Latino arts.

We celebrate and promote Latino art & artists through our Rhode Island Latino Artists Network events, and each year we coordinate the sharing of information and activities to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Through strategic partnering with local community organizations, including schools, libraries, museums and senior centers in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods of our urban centers – we ensure our mission’s fulfillment:
To raise awareness and preserve Latino arts, heritage and cultures in Rhode Island and to build community pride.
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Nuestras Raíces • Community Pláticas | Conversations
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The Latino Oral History Project of RI (Nuestras Raíces) has been collecting personal stories since 1991. It is Rhode Island’s first oral history project that celebrates the stories of our Latino / Hispanic pioneers. More
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FIND OUT which books we'll be reading during the 2020 Rhode Island Latino Books Month young readers challenge! Click here »
Latino Books Month • RI Latinos Read Each year during the month of May, we encourage schools and libraries to participate in Latino Books Month. Young people can vote for their favorite bilingual book found on our list and we also offer an adult reading challenge.
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The first Spanish-English bilingual Rhode Tour app featuring RILA’s Nuestras Raíces was launched in June on 2015. Go here for more details »
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Join us for the next Artists Meet-Up and become part of our network of Latinx Artists
The Rhode Island Latino Artists Network (RILAN) is an initiative created by RILA to support, create and stimulate artistic activities and cultural interaction among Latino artists and non-Latinos. More

Latino Artists Directory
The Latino Artists Directory is a listing of Rhode Island (and some neighboring New England states) Latino artists who are willing to share their art and traditions to a wider audience. Sign up if you are an artist, or see our list of local artists for your programs. More

Latino Festivals & Events
A listing of events celebrating the art and culture of Rhode Island’s Latino community. Post your events or read what’s going on! More

Cultural Groups and Community Resources
Visit this page for a listing of cultural groups and Latino organizations in RI More

Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15-October 15. Hispanic Heritage Month-Rhode Island was started in 1988 with the purpose of celebrating Rhode Island's diverse Hispanic/Latino Heritage. It continues to be our signature community event as we join states around the country to coordinate and host a month-long series of activities honoring Latino culture & heritage. To participate contact us. To list your event on the Hispanic Heritage Month webpage and poster, go here.
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 25118
Providence, RI 02905

Main Office Address:
393 Broad St.
Providence, RI 02907
E-Mail: info@rilatinoarts.org

La Galería @RILA
Latino Cultural Center
Latino History Archives

209 Central St.
Central Falls, RI 02863
Executive Director and
Oral Histories Programs Director:
Marta V. Martínez

Latino Books Month Coordinator
María Cotto

Project Assistants
Yaruska Ordinola Pérez, Volunteer Coordinator

Diana Figueroa, Oral Histories Archives & Cultural Preservation Specialist
Teaching Artists
Jesús Andujar,
Latin Percussion

Orlando Hernández,
Performing Arts | Dance

Marcel Mascaró, Theatrical Performing Arts

Magnolia Pérez, Theatrical Performing Arts

Natalie Rosario, Latinx Playwriting Festival Coordinator
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Who We Are
❤︎ Volunteer | Wish List:
RILA is always looking for volunteers and donations of household items and for our various programs and activities.
Go here to signup and to learn more
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Contact Us

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RILA is proud to be a recipient of the
2019 Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency.

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RILA is a proud Partner Organization
at the Southside Cultural Center.
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RILA Celebrates 30 years

CANCELLED: Artists Reception

Start Date:

2020-03-21T16:00:00EDT


End Time:

2020-03-21T18:00:00EDT


Location:

La Galería @RILA, 209 Central St. Central Falls, RI 02863


Event Description:

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Commemoration of 55th Anniversary of Colombian Arrival in Central Falls

Start Date:

2020-03-08T00:00:00EST


Location:

580 Broad St. Central Falls, RI 02863


Event Description:

Drumming Class

Start Date:

2020-03-12T18:00:00EDT


End Time:

2020-03-12T19:30:00EDT


Location:

La Galería @RILA, 209 Central St. Central Falls, RI 02863


Event Description:

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CANCELLED: Drumming Class

Start Date:

2020-03-26T18:00:00EDT


End Time:

2020-03-26T19:30:00EDT


Location:

La Galería @RILA, 209 Central St. Central Falls, RI 02863


Event Description:

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CANCELLED: Drumming Class

Start Date:

2020-04-02T18:00:00EDT


End Time:

2020-04-02T19:30:00EDT


Location:

La Galería @RILA, 209 Central St. Central Falls, RI 02863


Event Description:

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CANCELLED: Drumming Class

Start Date:

2020-04-09T18:00:00EDT


End Time:

2020-04-09T19:30:00EDT


Location:

La Galería @RILA, 209 Central St. Central Falls, RI 02863


Event Description:

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CANCELLED: Drumming Class

Start Date:

2020-04-16T18:00:00EDT


End Time:

2020-04-16T19:30:00EDT


Location:

La Galería @RILA, 209 Central St. Central Falls, RI 02863


Event Description:

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CANCELLED: Drumming Class

Start Date:

2020-04-30T18:00:00EDT


End Time:

2020-04-30T19:30:00EDT


Location:

La Galería @RILA, 209 Central St. Central Falls, RI 02863


Event Description:

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CANCELLED: Café Recuerdos | Latinidad

Start Date:

2020-03-19T18:00:00EDT


End Time:

2020-03-19T20:00:00EDT


Location:

La Galería @RILA, 209 Central St. Central Falls, RI 02863


Event Description:

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PENDING: Podcasting 101 Workshop

Start Date:

2020-04-23T17:45:00EDT


End Time:

2020-04-23T20:00:00EDT


Location:

La Galería @RILA, 209 Central St. Central Falls, RI 02863


Event Description:

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