La Galería @RILA

Rhode Island's Only Latino Gallery & Cultural Hub

IMPORTANT NOTICE: For all our upcoming events, we will not require that participants to any of our in-person events wear a mask if you are vaccinated. However, before you enter our space, we do ask that you show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative PCR COVID test within 72 hours of a live event. If you don't have either of these, we ask that you please wear a mask and adhere to safe health practices.

Governor McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health, advised by the federal government and the CDC, may set new standards for public engagement that may require more stringent measures on the part of arts organizations. Details may be revisited or revised based on CDC guidance and the evolving circumstances of the pandemic.

Sabor Latino | PopUp Tiendita

Once a week during Hispanic Heritage Month. Entrance to this is event is FREE.

Buy art and support Latino/Latina artists from Rhode Island who make and sell original art at reasonable prices such as jewelry, hand-made clothing, small art pieces, screen printed items, post cards, etc.

Learn some dance moves and participate in a Bachata Jam Session and if you like it, sign up for future lessons.

Purchase homemade empanadas.

IMPORTANT: We will not require that participants wear a mask if you are vaccinated, but please bring one and adhere to safe health practices.

For those who have not yet received the vaccine, a COVID19 rapid testing and vaccination clinic will be set up on site. RILA pledges to adhere to the guidelines and best practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during this temporary vaccination clinic.
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Master Drummer, Jesús Andujar offers weekly Beginner and Intermediate Classes – Latin Drumming & Percussion at La Galería @RILA - 209 Central St. Central Falls, RI 02863.

Every Sunday for six weeks
3:00 - 4:30PM • $15 per class | Registration required for all six weeks. Pay in full for first three weeks, and weekly thereafter. No refunds for missed classes.

We have a very limited number of drums — if you have some, please bring with you. For details, Click here
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Co-led by Sussy Santana and Kufa Castro. FREE and open to all Latino/Latina/Latinx people and allies.

Hablamos español and we also speak English and Spanglish.

Thursday, September 9, 2021
La Galería RILA | Central Falls, RI
5:30-7PM | We will serve cafecito con leche
Potluck optional — bring your favorite desert

The Traveling Puertas Now on Display

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Our current exhibition includes commissioned door panels called "The Traveling Puertas" created by Stephannie Cames, Tamara Díaz, Rene Gómez and Pablo Youngs.

Click here to read more about this exhibition
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The current exhibition also features original art by
Francisco Hernández

These three pieces by Stephannie Cames (see below) are available for sale at a 30% discount. Contact us if you are interested in seeing them in person.
  •  Abeden, The Twelfth Born | (2019) | 48x60 Oil on canvas | $770

    Abeden, The Twelfth Born | (2019) | 48x60 Oil on canvas | $770

  •  Yara, La Diabla (2019) | 48x60 Oil on canvas | $770

    Yara, La Diabla (2019) | 48x60 Oil on canvas | $770

  •  Elaine, The Brighter | (2019) | 48x60 Oil on canvas | $770

    Elaine, The Brighter | (2019) | 48x60 Oil on canvas | $770

La Tiendita @ La Galería

La Tiendita & Gallery Fall Hours: By appointment only.
Address: 209 Central St. Central Falls, RI 02863

What we sell: Prints, post cards, stickers created by local Latino artists.

Bilingual books, T-Shirts, mugs,
papél picado, jewelry, hand embroidered face masks (limited supplies).

Click here to see prices for items we have for sale.
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Support Local Latino Artists | Buy Local!
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La Galería @RILA and our Founder are featured in September 2019 issue of Rhode Island Monthly

If you don't subscribe, pick up a copy of the September 2019 issue of Rhode Island Monthly to read the story, written by writer Grace Kelly, about the beginnings of Rhode Island Latino Arts and La Galería @RILA.

If you like what you read and would like to support our work, send a
donation today!
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La Galería @Rhode Island Latino Arts | An Artists Collective

La Galería del Pueblo is located in Central Falls. It is a casa de cultura, the cultural space of Rhode Island Latino Arts, and located inside a beautiful colonial house that was built in 1900.

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 offer opportunities for artists to educate and share 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.

We host free and informal events such as artists talks, arts demonstrations, poetry readings and community conversations (
pláticas) that focus on Latinidad | Latin-American 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, behind our space.

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

For the general public: There is a small fee to participate in classes or workshops offered by members of our Artists Network. At this time, we are not open to student group visits to our space.

For Artists: You may become involved by exhibiting your work or selling your work on consignment. We do not pay or charge artists to show or install their work — we are a collective and therefore your participation in La Galería is strictly on a volunteer basis and we are happy to assist with curating your work.

La Galería @RILA is the home of Nuestras Raíces: Rhode Island Latino History collection and archives and also Teatro del Pueblo performance space.

La Galería @RILA receives support from these local and national sponsors.

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Address: 209 Central Street | Central Falls, RI 02863
Fall Hours: By appointment only.

If you have not been vaccinated, we ask that you put on your mask before entering La Galería.