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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Rhode Island Latino Arts, a statewide organization based in Providence and Central Falls, acknowledges that we are on the traditional homelands of the Narragansett and Wampanoag peoples, the original stewards of the territory now called Rhode Island.
Our Mission: We promote, encourage and preserve the art, history, heritage and cultures of the Spanish-speaking communities of Rhode Island.
Would you like to support the mission of Rhode Island Latino Arts? Please consider making a donation. Your contributions will help us maintain this website — the only one of its kind in Rhode Island that provides the most comprehensive free cultural and educational information that features Latinos in the arts.

Also consider following RILA on Facebook and Twitter and sharing our posts with your friends. By supporting RILA and sharing our information you are also supporting the many Latino artists in our network.
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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.

Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15-October 15. Hispanic Heritage Month-Rhode Island was started in 1988 by Marta V. Martínez, RILA's founder and it continues to be our signature community event. To participate contact us. To list your event on the Hispanic Heritage Month webpage and poster, go here.
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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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RILA’s popular Barrio Tours feature the history of the people and neighborhoods relevant to Latinos in Rhode Island. For fore details, visit this page dedicated to these tours on Nuestras Raíces. »
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Nuestras Raíces • Community Pláticas | Conversations
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An initiative and partnership between RILA and Trinity Rep Theater
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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
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 25118
Providence, RI 02905

Office:
La Galería @RILA
Nuestras Raíces: Latino History Archives

209 Central St.
Central Falls, RI 02863

Teatro del Pueblo @RILA Black Box performance space is located behind La Galería @RILA in Central Falls.

Cultural Partners
Trinity Repertory Company
201 Washington St.
Providence,RI 02903


Southside Cultural Center

393 Broad St.
Providence, RI 02907
Executive Director and
Community Oral Historian:
Marta V. Martínez

Project Assistants
Yaruska Ordinola Pérez, Volunteer Coordinator

Diana Figueroa, Oral Histories Archives & Cultural Preservation Assistant

Latino Books Month
María Cotto,
Coordinator

Teatro Latino
Tatyana-Marie Carlo,
Director of Artistic Projects

Orlando Hernández, Performing Arts Programs Coordinator
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

Kufa Castro and Sussy Santana, Café Recuerdos
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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 Celebrates 30 years

Latinx Tech Hax - Premiere Pro Basics: Find Your Editing Power

Start Date:

2020-10-19T17:00:00EDT


End Time:

2020-10-19T18:30:00EDT


Location:

Virtual | Registration required


Event Description:

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Latinx Tech Hax - iPhotography: Taking Professional Photos with Your Mobile Phone

Start Date:

2020-11-30T17:00:00EST


End Time:

2020-11-30T18:30:00EST


Location:

Virtual | Registration required


Event Description:

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Latinx Tech Hax - Inside the Voiceover Industry

Start Date:

2020-12-07T17:00:00EST


End Time:

2020-12-07T18:30:00EST


Location:

Virtual | Registration required


Event Description:

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Latinx Tech Hax - What I Wish I Knew About Self-Taping

Start Date:

2020-12-14T17:00:00EST


End Time:

2020-12-14T18:30:00EST


Location:

Virtual | Registration required


Event Description:

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A Nuestras Raíces | Colombia

Start Date:

2020-10-05T17:00:00EDT


End Time:

2020-10-04T18:30:00EDT


Location:

Join us on Zoom!


Event Description:

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A Nuestras Raíces | México

Start Date:

2020-10-12T17:00:00EDT


End Time:

2020-10-12T18:30:00EDT


Location:

Join us on Zoom!


Event Description:

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A Nuestras Raíces | Puerto Rico

Start Date:

2020-11-16T17:00:00EST


End Time:

2020-11-16T18:30:00EST


Location:

Join us on Zoom!


Event Description:

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Teatro Latino | Plática

Start Date:

2020-11-18T17:00:00EST


End Time:

2020-11-18T18:30:00EST


Location:

Join us on Zoom!


Event Description:

Café Recuerdos

Start Date:

2020-10-22T18:00:00EDT


End Time:

2020-10-22T19:30:00EDT


Location:

Virtual


Event Description:

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Café Recuerdos | CANCELED

Start Date:

2020-11-19T18:00:00EST


End Time:

2020-11-19T19:30:00EST


Location:

Virtual


Event Description:

Café Recuerdos

Start Date:

2020-12-17T18:00:00EST


End Time:

2020-12-17T19:30:00EST


Location:

Virtual


Event Description:

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Dia de Los Muertos

Start Date:

2020-11-02T00:00:00EST


Location:

Rhode Island


Event Description:

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Dia de Los Muertos | Ofrenda Tour

Start Date:

2020-10-24T17:00:00EDT


End Time:

2020-11-02T20:00:00EST


Location:

Various Mexican owned businesses in Rhode Island


Event Description:

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Happy Thanksgiving | Día de Gracias

Start Date:

2020-11-26T17:00:00EST


End Time:

2020-11-26T20:00:00EST


Event Description:

Black Friday

Start Date:

2020-11-27T23:00:00EST


End Time:

2020-11-27T13:00:00EST


Location:

La Galería @RILA | Tiendita


Event Description:

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Sabor Latino | 2020

Start Date:

2020-09-17T18:00:00EDT


End Time:

2020-09-17T19:30:00EDT


Location:

A virtual event!


Event Description:

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Sabor Latino | 2020

Start Date:

2020-10-01T18:00:00EDT


End Time:

2020-10-01T19:30:00EDT


Location:

A virtual event!


Event Description:

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Sabor Latino | 2020

Start Date:

2020-10-15T18:00:00EDT


End Time:

2020-10-15T19:30:00EDT


Location:

A virtual event!


Event Description:

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