Rhode Island Latino Arts

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

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The latest news from RILA
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Buy Art @La Galería
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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.
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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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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

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

Performing Arts Programs Coordinator
Orlando Hernández

Latino Books Month Coordinator

María Cotto
Project Assistants & Teaching Artists
Marcel Mascaró,
Theatrical Performing Arts

Magnolia Pérez, Theatrical Performing Arts

Yaruska Ordinola Pérez,
Humanities Programming & Oral Histories Archives
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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 2018 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

Twilight Tour with stop at Chimi Trucks | Latino Cultural Corridor

Start Date:

2019-09-19T17:30:00EDT


End Time:

2019-09-19T19:00:00EDT


Location:

Lower Broad Street | Visit Website for Details


Event Description:

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Commemoration of 54th 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:

2019-11-14T18:00:00EST


End Time:

2019-11-14T19:30:00EST


Location:

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


Event Description:

Drumming Class

Start Date:

2019-11-22T18:00:00EST


End Time:

2019-11-22T19:30:00EST


Location:

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


Event Description:

Café Recuerdos | A night of café caliente y los cuentos que nos trae

Start Date:

2019-11-21T18:00:00EST


End Time:

2019-11-21T19:30:00EST


Location:

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


Event Description:

You Can Never Have ... Too Many Tamales

Start Date:

2019-12-14T01:30:00EST


End Time:

2019-12-14T12:00:00EST


Location:

La Galería @RILA | Central Falls, RI 02863


Event Description:

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CLOSED | Happy Thanksgiving!

Start Date:

2019-11-28T00:00:00EST


Location:

La Galería @RILA | Central Falls, RI 02863


Event Description:

CLOSED | Merry Christmas

Start Date:

2019-12-25T00:00:00EST


End Time:

2019-12-26T00:00:00EST


Location:

La Galería @RILA | Central Falls, RI 02863


Event Description:

CLOSED | Happy New Year!

Start Date:

2019-12-31T00:00:00EST


End Time:

2020-01-01T00:00:00EST


Location:

La Galería @RILA | Central Falls, RI 02863


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