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Events: Past

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

Wed 8/28 | 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!

Sat 7/20 - Fri 9/20 | 12:00 pm
Caminos Al Andar

Sun 7/14 | 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.

Wed 5/22 - Fri 8/30
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.

Sat 5/18 - Mon 6/10
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.

Fri 5/10 | 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


Thu 5/2 - Sun 9/8
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. 

3/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
Program Announcement: Mission Artivism Project
Rooted in the celebration of community tradition, the Mission Artivism Project (MAP) is a civic engagement program focusing on cultural activism and site place-keeping.

2/28/2018 - 4/22/2018
Comida es Medicina - Open Call for Artists

Submit art for consideration to be included in the Comida es Medicina Exhibition!

Galería de la Raza is seeking art for an upcoming group exhibition titled Comida es Medicina. This exhibition explores the topic of foods justice from Latinx, Chicanx, Central American, indigenous, and immigrant perspectives.

2/10/2018 - 5/26/2018 | 7:00 pm
#UndocuJoy: Unfathomable Strength
Curated by Yosimar Reyes

Please join us for the opening reception of our first exhibition of the year, #UndocuJoy: Unfathomable Strength on Saturday, February 10th at 7PM.

#UndocuJoy is a celebratory exhibition honoring the day-to-day spirit, passion, intelligence and resilience embodied by undocumented communities. With this group exhibition, we challenge the media’s collective archetype of undocumented people, which often conjures images of fear, despair and villains.

1/31/2018 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge - 2018 Season Opener
Spoken Word ~ Música ~ Open Mic

Featuring spoken word by JAHAN KHALIGHI and music by ALIANZA DEL TAMBOR.

OPEN MIC sign-up at 7pm

12/31/2017 | 9:00 pm
Galería's New Year's Eve Pachanga
Hosted at Virgil's Sea Room

Join us for our last hurrah of the year, Galería’s New Year’s Eve Pachanga! Hosted at Virgil’s Sea Room, this will be an epic party where we will celebrate the past year and raise a glass to welcome 2018. This is also a benefit to support Galería, so bring everyone!

The champagne is chilling; the menu is cooking; the piñatas are on their way and the music is being curated so delen shine a sus shoes y venganse a bailar!

Early Bird ticket sale will end on 12/18/2017. After that, tickets will be availabe for $20p/ticket.

12/17/2017 | 12:00 pm
Holiday Mercado

The Holiday Mercado is back! Showcasing all your favorite Bay Area artists. Come by to shop for amazingly unique gifts for your friends and family! 

Be prepared to shop 'til you drop! 

12/9/2017 | 2:00 pm
Paseo Artístico
The Calle 24 Paseo Artístico, or art stroll, is a new neighborhood series that will bring music, poetry, book readings, film and cultural tours to Calle 24 every second Saturday. Galeria de la Raza will be presenting a screen printing workshop, featuring artist Alyssa Aviles of Suavecita Press.

12/3/2017 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge - 2017 Season Closer
Spoken Word ~ Música ~ Open Mic
The Lunada Fall Season Closer features floricanto with poeta NORMA LILIANA VALDEZ and vocalist LIZA JIMENEZ accompanied by MANUEL CONSTANCIO JR., and a dynamite Open Mic. Sign-up at 7pm.

11/28/2017 - 11/29/2017
Giving Tuesday

By contributing to Galería de la Raza  you are helping to secure the programs and exhibitions that make Galería the most vibrant nonprofit Latino arts organization in the Bay Area! Help us continue to be an exciting home for Latinx arts and culture.

Click here to securely donate any amount!

11/9/2017 - 12/31/2017
Host your holiday party at Galería!

Galería is available for rentals this holiday season! Come host your holiday party, end of the year or volunteer appreciation party! We are open for small and large groups and have competitive rental pricing.

Check out the Events tab on our site or email with questions!

11/3/2017 | 7:30 pm
Lunada ~ Literary Lounge
Spoken Word ~ Música ~ Open Mic
Featured artists TONY ROBLES, FLAVIA ELISA, and 10 spots on the Open Mic: Sign-up at 7pm.

11/2/2017 | 7:30 pm
Día de los Muertos with Taller Bombalele

Galería de la Raza will be hosting an after event filled with music and celebration for Día de los Muertos with Taller Bombalele. Join us!

11/2/2017 | 5:00 pm
ReclaMisión: A Community Día de los Muertos Celebration
Sacred Space- Education- Culture- Art

Join Us For ReclaMisión: A Community Día De Los Muertos Celebration

Location at Mission Preparatory School: Bryant Street Between 22nd & 23rd

Join Us For ReclaMisión: A Community Dia De Los Muertos Celebration
Sacred Space – Education – Culture -Art
Thursday Nov 2, 5pm-8pm
Mission Preparatory School: Bryant Street Between 22nd & 23rd
Live Performance & Interactive Art-Making For All Age


10/28/2017 - 10/29/2017 | 12:00 pm
Sugar Skull Decorating Workshops!
Come decorate with Michele!
Sugar Skull decorating workshops are back!

10/14/2017 | 3:00 pm
Cathy Arellano Book Release
Join us in celebrating the release of poet Cathy Arellano’s second book I Love My Women, Sometimes They Love Me.

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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