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About Us

Exterior Image of UCC and Latino Arts building

our mission

As the only Wisconsin fine arts institution dedicated exclusively to showcasing the works of Hispanic and Latinx artists, Latino Arts, Inc. provides high-quality low-cost and accessible arts programming. Latino Arts is committed to reaching beyond its south side Milwaukee neighborhood to share the rich cultural heritage of the Hispanic community with a diverse, global audience. 

The Latino Arts facilities include:

  • The Latino Arts Auditorium, a 350-seat multi-purpose auditorium
  • The Latino Arts Gallery, a modern 3,000 square-foot art gallery
  • The Hispanic Heritage Center, a permanent multi-media exhibition chronicling the history of the Latino community in Milwaukee
  • Fully accessible auditorium, art gallery, entrances, seating, and restrooms

Our History

Our 33-year history is one of connection and inspiration to Milwaukee’s south-side Hispanic neighborhood and beyond. We have proudly curated and hosted acclaimed performing Latino artists, captivating cultural arts exhibitions and educational opportunities, ensuring community members of all backgrounds feel welcomed to our events and helping to build bridges between a diverse community.

Today, Latino Arts is heralded as a model for arts education and youth development in the urban community. Our community outreach and cultural arts program includes classes in string instruments, Latin American dance, theater arts, visual arts, and special arts projects (such as mural-making) to encourage the artistic development of community youth.

Press

Spring 2021 Press Release
December 2020 Press Release
Day of The Dead 2020 Press Release
Spring 2020 Press Release

Meet the Board

Atty. Michael Reyes, President | Flores & Reyes Law Offices
Ms. Laura Gutiérrez, Vice President/Treasurer | United Community Center

Ms. Yolanda Carmona | EAFS Consulting
Ms. Marlene Castillo | Johnson Bank
Ms. Marisol Coriano | Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Mr. Raúl Galván, Secretary | Milwaukee PBS
Ms. Maira Gavioli |Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Ms. Pati Johnson |Community Volunteer
Atty. Danielle Machata | Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Ms. Marsha Sehler | Community Volunteer
Ms. Maria López Vento | Bader Foundation, Inc.