La Galería del Pueblo

Rhode Island's First Latino Gallery & Cultural Hub

Watch the video below featuring La Galería del Pueblo

After you view this video, you can visit La Galería during open hours to see the 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

What's Happening? ¿Que Pasa at La Galería?

Currently on Exhibit at La Galería del Pueblo | A Gallery & Cultural Hub
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La Galería del Pueblo
Opening Reception
Thur. April 25, 2024 • 5:30-7pm

RILA also manages the only Urban Gallery for Latinos in Providence
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La Galería del Barrio
Grand Opening Reception
Thur. May 9, 2024 • 5:30-7pm

Purchase original local art made by Latinx artists in Rhode Island
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La Tiendita @La Galería
Monday to Wednesday by appointment
Write: lagaleria@rilatinoarts.org

Latino Artists Network | Monthly MeetUps

La Galería del Pueblo hosts The Rhode Island Latino Artists Network (RILAN), where we seek to support, promote, and increase public awareness of the richness, beauty, and diversity of Latin American cultures and their roots. We do this by creating networking opportunities to stimulate artistic activities and cultural interaction among Latino artists. The MeetUps take place on the last Thursday of each month at La Galería del Pueblo.

THE NEXT ARTISTS MEETUP
and LIVE READING

Thur. May 30, 2024
| 5:30-7pm

La Galería del Pueblo
209 Central St. | Central Falls, RI 02863

We received five submissions in response to the prompt visual prompt ((Viva La Vida by Frida Kahlo): Write poetry or short prose (creative nonfiction, short fiction, personal essay or monologue). Research the artwork or artist and use what you discover to fuel your writing. You can also let the image alone provoke your imagination. Submissions may appear on our website. 500 words max! All writers welcome.
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February | Writing prompt: El Sueño (The Dream), by Frida Kahlo

For this writing prompt, we received five submissions with two who came in person for a Live Reading. One person sent in two pieces! The subsequent discussion about Frida's art was deep, and clearly struck a chord.

Read the submitted works based on the above image by clicking on the button below.
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Our Collection | on Permanent Display

The Traveling Puertas

Click here to read more
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Original paintings by Francisco Hernández

Below: These three pieces by Stephannie Cames are part of RILA's permanent collection. If you are interested in purchasing any of them, contact RILA.
  • 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 Galería del Pueblo | An Artists Collective & Cultural Hub

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 intimate 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 dance (Bachata), Latin drumming, sketching, 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 reasonable 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 the Teatro del Pueblo black box 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
Hours: La Tiendita & Gallery Mon-Thur by appointment: lagaleria@rilatinoarts.org

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