La Galería del Pueblo | Rhode Island

Rhode Island's Only Latino Gallery & Cultural Hub

La Galería del Pueblo is located in the cultural space of Rhode Island Latino Arts. We host free and informal events such as artists talks, demonstrations, poetry readings and youth-centered activities focusing on Latin cultures. We also offer workshops or classes such as Latin drumming, sketching, spray paint visual art, theater and oral history workshops. During warm weather we host artists potluck gatherings in an open-air setting.

Our gallery space features rotating exhibitions of artwork by members of our Latinx artists network, all who live and work in Rhode Island.

La Galería is the home of Nuestras Raíces: Rhode Island Latino History collection and archives.
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Spring 2019 | RESISTANCE, a solo exhibtion by Tamara Día from February 1 - May 1, 2019. See below for gallery hours.

Read more about Tamara
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La Galería @Rhode Island Latino Arts

La Galería del Pueblo is Rhode Island's only Latino based non-profit cooperative art and culture gallery. It is managed by Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA), the state’s oldest and most respected non-profit organization that supports and advocates for Latino arts.

The mission of La Galería is to provide a showcase for emerging and established artists to display and sell their artwork, while building community among artists, members, and patrons alike.

La Galería is an artists collective (the Rhode Island Latino Artists Network — RILAN) that is built upon trust and mutual respect. We strive to encourage support within the group and use RILAN as an opportunity to educate and promote the Latino arts experience to segments of the population that otherwise might not have access to it. This is a place where local Latino established artists can exhibit and sell their work, offer workshops with fellow artists, mentor emerging artists and host networking events. Like RILA, La Galería serves as a bridge between Latinos and non-Latinos.

La Galería hosts free and informal events such as artists talks, demonstrations, poetry readings and children’s arts activities. We also offer workshops or classes such as Latin drumming, sketching, spray paint visual art, theater and oral history workshops. During warm weather we host artists potluck gatherings in an open-air setting.

For the general public: There is a small fee to participate in most workshops offered by members of our Artists Network. Students may be eligible for scholarships — please inquire about this option at lagaleria@rilatinoarts.org

For Artists: You may become involved by exhibiting your work and selling your work on consignment. We do not pay artists to show or install their work — we are a collective and therefore your participation in La Galería is strictly on a volunteer basis. However, if you choose to offer workshops, you may receive a portion of the registration fee or if sponsorship funds are available, you may get paid an agreed upon rate to offer your artistic services. Apply today to become a Member/Partner in the gallery. Read below for more details.

Renting and Using La Galería

This section is for artists, arts organizations or community groups who wish to use our space for a one-time or short-term program/activity.

RENTAL FEE: $25 per hour.
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Our exhibition gallery space, adjacent to the main room and kitchen.
La Galería del Pueblo @ RILA is located in the City of Central Falls, in a historic home built in 1900. Our first floor has a sitting/meeting room and an exhibition space measuring 40' x 50' each, plus a brightly lit indoor porch space for one-on-one sessions. We have a small kitchen with a sink, but no stove or refrigerator; a wheelchair accessible bathroom, and an ADA approved entrance in the back. Parking is available in the back lot; there is limited street parking around the parameters, plus an additional lot next to the library for events after 4pm. In the summer, we have a window unit air conditioner.
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The main room holds 15 people sitting comfortably audience-style or 20 for standing/networking events. It is adjacent to a sunny porch area that allows for mingling and for flow through into the gallery and back around to the main room.
RENTAL FEE: $25 for one hour. Be sure to read Use Form & Guidelines.

Our space is available for community use for artists events and small meetings. Priority will be given to events that highlight the arts and also Latino cultures of Rhode Island, such as small and intimate book talks, poetry readings, workshops, theater/script readings, one-on-one classes, artists talks, arts presentations and such. Capacity sitting comfortably is 15 or less or 25 standing/mingling around the entire first floor.

For a detailed description of how you can use our space for your event or meeting, download our Galería Use Form. It includes a Liability Waiver that is required by everyone who requests La Galería for public use.

Please click below to inquire about using our space.

Artists Membership Information

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This section is for artists who may be interested in becoming members in our organization and having your work in our gallery.

If you are a fine artist, crafts person or performer of Latin-American heritage residing in Rhode Island you are eligible to apply for membership in La Galería del Pueblo. We showcase the work of local artists who want to take an active role in the Rhode Island arts community. We ask that you be the sole originator of your work, that the work be original, recent, hand made, and different from other work that we are currently showing. We encourage new and innovative works that respond to yesterday, today and tomorrow and we encourage intergenerational exchange by welcoming artists of all ages. We also encourage non Latino artists and non Rhode Islanders to partner with a local Latino artist to show their work or perform in La Galería.

Artists can apply to become Members/Partners in the gallery. Occasionally we invite artists to show their work, and unsolicited applications may go through a juried process. Download a copy of our guidelines and membership form here.
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Address: 209 Central Street | Central Falls, RI 02863
Hours: The gallery is currently closed for renovations. We will re-open in the Fall of 2019.

School field trips to view the exhibition are welcome by appointment. Contact us to schedule a visit: lagaleria@rilatinoarts.org. Room capacity allows only 15-20 per group.