La Galería @RILA

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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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 @RILA will be one of the stops during the Doors Open RI Festival of Central Falls + Pawtucket

Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 10am - 2PM

Stop by and chat with Marta V. Martínez of Rhode Island Latino Arts for an introduction to the local history and culture of Central Falls.

Hear all about what's coming up this Fall at
La Galería and enjoy art, books, Latino history and music.
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A Gathering of Rhode Island Latinx Artists | Our Fall Meet-Up

Friday, October 4, 2019 | 5:30 - 7PM

Music | Performances | Visual Art

Special Guest: Consuelo Jimenez Underwood. Consuelo is a Visiting Artist who is curating an exhibition at Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender, Brown University entitled: Exposing Unseen Boundaries
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Exhibition | September - October 2019

Artwork by Tamara Día and Pablo Youngs will remain on display during Hispanic Heritage Month 2019 | September 15 - October 15

Gallery Hours: By appointment

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Podcasting 101 | Thurs, Oct 10 from 5:45-8pm

Rhode Island Latino Arts is partnering with What Cheer Writers Club to offer FREE Podcasting 101 to ten (10) Latinx Artists. Beginners will be introduced to the resources and equipment needed to launch a podcast. The class will be taught in a bilingual setting.
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RILA se ha asociado con What Cheer Writers Club para llevar el Podcasting 101 a diez (10) Artistas Latinos/Latinas en Rhode Island. Podcasting 101 presenta a los podcasts principiantes e aspirantes los recursos y equipos necesarios para lanzar un podcast. La clase se impartirá en un ambiente bilingüe

Advanced Registration Required | Regístrese con anticipación

Only ten (10) slots available | Register Now
Solamente hay diez (10) puestos | Registrarse Aqui

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La Tiendita | Our Gallery Shop to open in the Fall

La Tiendita will be open limited hours starting September 2:
Tuesdays: 11am to 1pm |
Other Hours: By appointment

Prints, post cards, stickers created by local Latino artists.

Bilingual books, T-Shirts, mugs,
papél picado, mini piñatas

Click here to purchase T-Shirts online
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I ❤️ Central Falls T-Shirt | Design by local artist | $22 ea.

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.

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.