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Wed 7/1
El Futuro Es De Todos- Census 2020
Artist Residency: Paola de la Calle


Galería de la Raza Presents:


Paola de la Callle


Artist Residency,  El Futuro Es De Todos

When you imagine our future, what do you see?  Paola uses this question as the starting point to examine the impact of the Census in our communities. This residency is in dialogue with the community and findings will inform a series of images that depict our collective vision of the future. 

This residency is in partnership with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA).


Sun 6/21 | 6:00 pm
LUNADA: New Moon Virtual Literary Lounge

Lunada:New Moon Virtual Literary Lounge continues to bring its literary magic virtually to the comfort of your homes. Meet us under the new moon and tune into the livestream through Facebook live or Youtube!

Hosted by:

Mark David Pinate

Ani Rivera


Jesús Valles

Marga Gomez

Beats by:

DJ Dirty Verbs

Fri 5/29

Galería de la Raza is offering FREE disposable masks! If you and your household are in need of masks, please fill out the form linked below. REMINDER: Shelter-in-place is now extended until the end of May. We hope you are staying safe and healthy.

¡Galería de la Raza ofrece máscaras desechables GRATIS! Si usted y su hogar necesitan máscaras, complete el formulario proveido en el link abajo. RECORDATORIO: La orden de "quedarse en casa" ahora se extiende hasta finales de Mayo. Esperamis que se mantenga seguro y saludable. 

Wed 5/20 | 4:30 pm
Arts Community Town Hall

On behalf of, Deborah Cullinan, Maria Jenson, Ani Rivera, and Debra Walker, we would like to invite you to an informal virtual gathering next Wednesday, May 20 from 4:30 - 5:30pm organized by members of our arts and culture community for members of our community. We hope you can share this with fellow community members and artists.


Join artists and arts organizations in San Francisco to hear from our Mayor, London N. Breed and others about the City’s recovery efforts as they relate to our community, to share some of your needs and questions and help inform the arts and culture members on the Mayor's Economic Recovery Task Force, and to establish a community forum for the sharing of ideas and pertinent issues facing us all.



What: Arts Community Town Hall
When: Wednesday, May 20, 4:30 - 5:30pm
Where: Register here. (You will receive a link after registering with easy-to-follow instructions on how to
input into your calendar.)


Sat 4/25

Wed 4/22 | 6:00 pm
LUNADA: New Moon Virtual Literary Lounge


On this month’s full moon when the moon is the closest to earth, also known as the pink moon, we want to announce the return of Lunada Literary Lounge!


For two decades, Lunadas have fortified Bay Area communities on the full moon. During this time of crisis, Lunadas go virtual and move to the new moon, a time for intention setting and realignment. Recognizing the need to pull together, Galería de la Raza joins forces with Borderlands Theater and Lunada founder Marc David Pinate, in a historic collaboration to present an evening of truth-telling and testimonials on the dark side of the moon. Featuring the best Latinx poets in the country, this is an evening of medicine for the heart and spirit. 


Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 22, 2020 @ 6 p.m. PST.



Tue 3/24
Smug Morenita x Galería de la Raza
Free Downloadable Coloring Pages

As San Francisco and other cities navigate these unprecedented times, our role as a cultural arts institution is to make sense of the chaos around us and give our community a chance to nurture their soul through the arts.

Galería de la Raza has partnered with Gabriela Alemán, the featured artist of In The Name Of…? exhibition. Alemán has graciously offered her most iconic illustrations and has compiled free downloadable coloring pages for us to share. These illustrations are an offering to the community of respite and joy during this COVID-19 public health crisis. Check our website and social media each week to collect a new set of coloring pages.

We kindly ask you to pay it forward and continue to offer joy, tag Galería and Gabriela on your completed coloring pieces on social media with #inthenameofjoy.

Wed 3/18
Galería de la Raza COVID-19 Update

The health and safety of our community is most important during these times. Galería will remain closed until further notice at which time, we will reassess public programs. Our staff is working from home transitioning programming online and will continue to develop online engagement as we weather this pandemic. 


Please stay safe and we’ll see you online!




La salud y seguridad de nuestra comunidad es muy importante durante estos tiempos. Galería permanecerá cerrada hasta nuevo aviso, momento en el que volveremos a evaluar los programas públicos. Nuestro personal trabajará desde casa en la transición y desarrollo de programación en linea mientras superamos esta pandemia.


¡Manténganse seguros y los veremos en línea!

Wed 3/11 - Thu 4/30
Galería de la Raza Capital Campaign
Important Action: State of California Letter Campaign

We are seeking California State support for Galería’s permanent home. We are asking for your support in form of a letter that will help us advocate and articulate the importance of the Galería to you and the broader community. 


 A permanent home for Galería de la Raza is pivotal to ensuring this premiere institution remains in the historic San Francisco Mission District with room to expand its program offerings for generations to come. 

Fri 2/14 - Thu 5/14 | 6:30 pm
In The Name Of...?
Work by Gabriela Alemán

Wed 2/5 | 6:30 pm
Discursos: Border Militarization

Join us on February 5th for the first iteration of Bay Area Border Angels monthly educational panel series. On the evening of February 5th, Border Angels Bay Area will be in conversation with co-directors of the Water Drop program Jacqueline Arellano and James Cordero as well as artivist Smug Morenita.

11/30/2019 - 12/14/2019 | 12:00 pm
Holiday Mercado 2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year:

Galería de la Raza's annual Holiday Mercado featuring local artists and entrepreneurs, this year hosted over the course of three consecutive Saturdays. This means more opportunities for you to do your holiday shopping while supporting artists and entrepreneurs from the Bay Area.

11/23/2019 | 4:00 pm
Voices from the Ancestors: Xicanx and Latinx Spiritual Exressions and Healing Practices
Book Presentation & Discussion
Join us for an afternoon with Lara Medina Ph.D., co-editor of "Voices from the Ancestors: Xicanx and Latinx Spiritual Expressions and Healing Practices", as she discusses her recently published book with local Bay Area contributors. Come learn about the many forms these contributors reclaim and reconstruct spirituality in the U.S.

Ciudades X Todos / Loteria

Ciudades X Todos / Loteria created by Ani Rivera and Jeremy Liu, designed by Helena Cardona. 


10/30/2019 - 11/2/2019
Representing Deaths: Filmic Manifestations of Trauma and Loss
In celebration of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos, Galeria is hosting three days of events examining representations of death through the Latina filmmaker’s lens. Come have a spooky time with us! Schedule of events below:

8/30/2019 | 4:00 pm
How To Apply- Affordable Housing Workshop

8/28/2019 | 5:00 pm
Cena Oaxacalifornia
A Benefit for Galería de la Raza & Chicana Latina Foundation
Cena OaxaCalifornia will be a night of culinary magic where Oaxaca meets local San Francisco cuisine!

7/20/2019 - 11/20/2019 | 12:00 pm
Caminos Al Andar

7/14/2019 | 12:00 pm
Open House!
We are incredibly excited to open the doors to our interim home at 1470 Valencia St. We’ve been hard at work transforming the space that will house us until our long term home is built. Join us for an afternoon of celebration! Stay tuned for details.

5/22/2019 - 8/30/2019
Casa Adelante 1990 Folsom Groundbreaking

Last Friday, May 10th was a momentous day for the Mission community. We blessed the ground that will house 143 affordable housing units, along with 3 community organizations: HOMEY, Felton Institute and Galería de la Raza.

5/18/2019 - 6/10/2019
Internships Fall 2019!

About Galeria's Internship Opportunities

Galería de la Raza offers internship opportunities for high school, college and graduate students interested in careers in the arts, non-profits or community based organizations.

5/10/2019 | 4:00 pm
Galería de la Raza's Permanent Home Groundbreaking Celebration
Casa Adelante-1990 Folsom

Join Galería de la Raza and the local community for the groundbreaking of Casa Adelante - 1990 Folsom, a nine-story building located at 1990 Folsom Street that will provide 143 permanently affordable apartments for low-income households, plus arts, nonprofit, and early care and education and space. The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) are partners in this development.  

We are thankful to MEDA and TNDC for undertaking this project and for sustaining our communities' legacies. To root and build the community and the future residents of Casa Adelante - 1990 Folsom, the ground floor will house Mission-based arts/cultural organizations like Galería de la Raza and HOMEY. Plus early care and education services by Felton Institute.

"As cultural bearers it is our duty to protect our traditions, rituals, sites, and to honor the social fabric and people that have contributed to the art & social movements of the Mission District. The Casa Adelante - 1990 Folsom project is located within a blueprint of growth. It is a unique opportunity, where joint investment between the City of San Francisco, community developers and ground-floor users can successfully realize this one-of-a-kind historic placekeeping venture. For Galería it is a 'renacimiento' that offers us a permanent home where we will have the ability to build our assets and sustain over seven generations to come."- Ani Rivera, Galería de la Raza Executive Director


5/2/2019 - 9/8/2019
In Outer Space: A Cultural Time Capsule
Galería de la Raza is proud to present, In Outer Space: A Cultural Time Capsule, an exhibition that celebrates the cultural legacy witnessed at our historic 24th Street site. For 48 years, the site where we have since been displaced, was our “Mother Board” a place of infinite creativity where risk-taking cultural endeavors formed new frontiers and defined Xicanx/Latinx aesthetics locally, nationally, and abroad.

This exhibition is on view at City Hall, District 9 Office Room 279 
Opening Reception: Thurs. May 2nd at 4:30PM - 6:30PM

12/15/2018 | 11:00 am
Holiday Mercado
1990 Folsom St
It's that time of year again! Our annual Holiday Mercado is back on December 15th at Estudio 16 featuring our favorite vendors and artists! Save the date and come support some amazing local folks!

11/18/2018 - 11/27/2018
Mil Gracias!
Hello pueblo, 
Thank you all for your patience during these times. We appreciate all your support whether that be calling, writing letters, or showing up for action! As of right now, we don’t have any new updates about our displacement. However, please stay tuned within the next two weeks to hear more about what our future is looking like. We will be taking a much needed break this following week, so please note we will be closed from Nov. 18 - Nov. 27. We will be retuning to the office on November 28th. Again, mil gracias for all you support. It means the world to us!

10/29/2018 - 12/2/2018
ACTION: Call or Write
Galería needs your support!

On October 29, 2018, we held a press conference and emergency community meeting to share the updates on Galería de la Raza's lease negotiations.

Within the hour of our morning press conference, we received a second 3-day Pay or Quit notice.  

The staff and board have acted in good faith, but the lease terms that are being offered are not fair or sustainable and will cause irreparable harm to Galería – to all of us. 

Now we need your support, we need you to call the property manager, GBA Realty or write to the Ng Family Trust and demand a FAIR AND REASONALBLE LEASE and WITHDRAW THE 3-DAY PAY OR QUIT NOTICE. 

10/24/2018 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA October


LUNADA is the Bay Area's only full moon bilingual literary ritual & performance gathering devoted to spoken word, música, song, and story. Located in the heart of the Mission District at Galería de la Raza, and guest curated by some of the Bay Area's most dynamic word slingers and artists, each LUNADA features community poets, local legends, visiting mystics, and other mero meros of the stage. Voted Best Literary Night two years in a row by the SF Bay Guardian, 2016 & 2017.


10/20/2018 | 12:00 pm
Curanderismo y Abuelita Knowledge
On Saturday, October 20th join us for a day of abuelita medicine as part of the programming of #ComidaEsMedicina. "Curanderismo and Abuelita Knowledge" will share medicina wellness with herbs and energia, passed down from generation to generation, and is accessible to nuestra gente.

10/13/2018 | 1:00 pm
Comida Es Medicina: Youth Encuentro


Come join us for an interactive afternoon to bring components of a family kitchen to guide you through a collection of community narratives and art pieces. 
This event led by the Experimental Quesadilla Lab, Food What?!, and Growing Justice (part of Community Agroecology Network), will provide an opportunity to youth and families to meet and interact with food justice advocates, learning their passions and experiences. Learn with us on Saturday, October 13th from 1-6pm! 


Come join us for an interactive afternoon to bring components of a family kitchen to guide you through a collection of community narratives and art pieces. 

This event led by the Experimental Quesadilla Lab, Food What?!, and Growing Justice (part of Community Agroecology Network), will provide an opportunity to youth and families to meet and interact with food justice advocates, learning their passions and experiences. Learn with us on Saturday, October 13th from 1-6pm! 

10/12/2018 - 11/5/2018
News from Galería: Update on Location
Galería de la Raza | Studio 24 Location Update
It is with a heavy heart, but a spirit of determination and perseverance, that we want to share some updates with our close family of supporters. The news is twofold - an update on changes to our current space, and share in confidence a long-term plan to secure permanent space.

9/29/2018 | 3:00 pm
Lxs Cuir in the Kitchen
On Saturday, September 29th Pao Lebrón brings us the second programming of #ComidaEsMedicina, Lxs Cuir in the Kitchen! Get to know Pao Lebrón and the details for the workshop below! P.s. Pao is also an exhibiting artist along with their group, Cuir Kitchen Brigade for #ComidaEsMedicina!

9/24/2018 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA September
Guest Hosted by Alan Peleaz
Alan Pelaez will be the guest host of this month's LUNADA! Join us Monday, September 24th at 7:30pm for a night of spoken word, musíca, y mas.

8/31/2018 | 5:30 pm
Mezcal y Salsa Tasting
with Chef Pilar Cabrera
Galería de la Raza is collaborating with Chef Pilar Cabrera, owner of La Olla Restaurant in Oaxaca to bring you a Mezcal y Salsa Tasting as part of our programming for #ComidaEsMedicina!

8/25/2018 - 8/26/2018 | 9:00 pm
Cumbiatón San Francisco!
Galería de la Raza is proud to partner with Cumbiatón to present Cumbiatón San Francisco!

8/18/2018 - 11/30/2018
Maíz: Digital Mural Project by Federico Cuatlacuatl
Galería de la Raza is pleased to present Maíz, a digital mural project by Federico Cuatlacuatl, in conjunction with our Comida Es Medicina exhibition. 

8/7/2018 - 11/30/2018
Seed Altar Installation
The works exhibited in Studio 24 are interactive pieces produced by artists from various immigrant communities.

8/4/2018 - 11/2/2018
Galería de la Raza Presents Comida Es Medicina
Co-curated by Suzy González and Luz Calvo

Exhibition Opening Reception August 11th | 6pm

Comida es Medicina considers the topic of food justice from Latinx, Chicanx, Central American, indigenous, and immigrant perspectives. This group exhibition contests white supremacy by uplifting the knowledge, traditions, and practices of immigrant and indigenous members of our communities in relation to food, ancestral knowledge, and respect for Mother Earth.

6/27/2018 | 7:30 pm
Lunada Literary Lounge
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic

The Lunada Spring Season Closer will feature YOU, the blood, breath and light of our pueblo, OPEN MIC rolling throughout the night. Sign-up at 7pm, 5 min. ea.

Poets, storytellers, emcees, musicians, laureates, veteranos, and first-timers invited to share their voices under our bilingual lunar spotlight. 

6/1/2018 | 9:00 pm
Cumbiatón: San Francisco
Galería de la Raza is proud to partner with Cumbiatón Los Angeles to present the first ever Cumbiatón San Francisco!

5/29/2018 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic
Featuring Roberto Lovato, Fernando Martí, and Jacqueline Scott Ramos. Open Mic sign-up at 7pm.

5/27/2018 - 7/28/2018
Studio 24 Presents: Vida Vazquez
Please join us in welcoming Vida Vazquez as our next Studio 24 featured artist! 

5/20/2018 | 1:00 pm
AtmosQueer 2018
Located at Strut
AtmosQueer is designed to connect the members of the San Francisco and Bay Area LGBT community to organizations, groups and events that will provide them with personal enrichment, fulfillment and an opportunity to give back to, and be personally involved in, the community.

5/11/2018 - 5/13/2018
Hecho en México: Revealing Mexican Life Through Documentary
Roxie Theater
Hecho en México includes some of the most acclaimed and striking documentary films from Mexico in recent years. The series explores the role that cultural and social values play in the memory, identity, and resilience of today’s Mexican society, delving into themes of adaptation and resistance in the face of adversity.

4/29/2018 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic
Lunada celebrates National Poetry Month with featured artists Susana Praver-Pérez founder of La Tertulia Boricua, emerging Iranian-American writer and literary editor Dena Rod, and Chicana poet, educator, and scholar Naomi Helena Quiñonez reading from her new book The Exiled Room.

4/28/2018 | 6:00 pm
Almost Butterflies
Reading by Sarah C. Jimenez
Join us for a night of bringing characters to life! Sarah C. Jiménez’s young adult novel, Almost Butterflies, follows the lives of three teenage cousins on the precipice of adulthood when they unexpectedly find themselves pregnant. 

4/14/2018 | 4:00 pm
¿Donde Esta Mi Comedy?
Paseo Artistico
Come to Galerìa de la Raza during the April edition of Paseo Artistico for an afternoon of hilarious stories and comedy from Latino Writers and stand-up comedians.

4/11/2018 | 6:00 pm
SLV Performance + Live Screen Printing

Wednesday Aprill 11th 6pm-8p

Please Join us for a live performance from SLV and Live Screen Printing.


3/31/2018 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge
Spoken Word ~ Música ~ Open Mic
Under the Blue Moon of March, on the final night of Mes Internacional de la Mujer, Lunada is honored to host award winning internationally renowned Chicana author and maestra LUCHA CORPI, and emerging jazz salsa vocalist, ADRIANA MARRERO who will share an intimate set of jíbaro salsa soul favorites from Puerto Rico.

3/10/2018 | 12:30 pm
Chicana Latina Foundation Scholarship Workshop
Come learn about the CLF Scholarship program! These annual awards are given to city college, undergrad or grad students. Join us for an afternoon learning about the process.  

3/8/2018 - 3/9/2018 | 7:00 pm
Las Hociconas: An Evening of Performance
Studio Grand Oakland & Sarita Ocón present:

An Evening of Culminating Performances / Artist Showcase and Community Celebration
March 8th (International Womxn's Day) and March 9th, 2018


Youth Speaks Open Mics and Poetry Slam!
We have been so lucky to be a host site for Youth Speaks' Open Mics these past few months. Held at Galería every last Friday till May 2018. Come to inspire and be inspired by young artists across the Bay Area; sharing poetry, spoken word, music, dance, and more. 

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Galería de la Raza: an Interdisciplinary Chicano/Latino Space for Art, Thought and Activism
2857 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 click here for directions to galería