About Us

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) was established in 1977 by artists and community activists with a shared vision to promote, preserve and develop the Latino cultural arts that reflect the living tradition and experiences of the Chicano, Central and South American, and Caribbean people.

Over 40 years of work encourage us to continue with our mission: developing, promoting and preserving the Latino Cultural values through arts. MCCLA’s theater, gallery, arts and printmaking facilities, and class offerings make art accessible to all, providing an opportunity that is often lacking to those with limited financial resources.

We are so proud that:

  • We offer 35 + classes a week in multiple artistic disciplines.
  • Low cost and free art education programs are offered for adults and children.
  • Numerous artists from Mission Gráfica, our very own printmaking studio, have shown their work in exhibits throughout USA, Latin America and abroad.
  • Renowned artists from around the world have performed and exhibited at MCCLA.
  • 2,500 plus prints from Mission Gráfica / La Raza Graphics Collection are now housed at UC Santa Barbara for public access.
  • The recent restoration of the Spirit of the Arts Mural, highly visible in the heart of the Mission, will increase social cohesion between the incoming and historical communities in the Mission District.

The history of MCCLA is directly linked to a concept that embodies the pre-Cortezan belief that culture is not something that is static but rather is linked to an ever-changing future that is reflected by contemporary actions and activities. This has been the path that MCCLA has followed for the last 40 years.

Individual Donations Sponsors

Thank you for your support!


Benjamin Bratt
Avon Products, Inc.
Peninsula Orthopedic Associates, Inc.
Karen and Fred Skjei (Griffin Etching Press and Printmaking Books and Supplies)


Oakland Museum of California Foundation
Logos Graphics for Mission Gráfica
Peninsula Orthopedic Associates
Richard S. Lanat
The Smile Center


Instituto Laboral de la Raza
Magdalena R. Blackmer
Rotary Club Auction
Francisco Cervantes
Douglas M Green
Diana Campoamor
Tom DeCaigny
San Francisco Greater Rotary Club
Rainbow Grocery Cooperative
Unhappy the Hedgehog, Inc.
Eduardo A. Angela Ramirez
Charlotte Patterson
Patrick Mulligan
Sarah Shaker
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
Handel Architects LLP
Edwin R. Shaw
La Taqueria
Zip Car


Isabel Barraza
Francisco Cervantes
Judith Helfand
Rosa E. Jaquez
D.Kelly Construction Inc
R.M.R Construction Inc
Schwab Charitable Fund
Lila Rosa Studios
Camperoo Payout
Puerto Alegre
Jonathan Koshi
Emil Wilson


Isabel M. Barraza
Elizabeth Garcia
Kimberly Newton
Francisco Gomez
Christos Bastis
Kayce Davis
Anne Celli
Lulula Lee
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Eduardo & Angela Ramirez
Taqueria Pancho Villa
Veronica Marulanda
USA History Tours
David Williams
Erika L. Seid
La Taqueria
French-American Cultural Society & Power House Multimedia
General Consulate of France in SF
Caritas Management Corporation
Community Thrift Store
Nelly Reyes
Pat Holden
Emily Kuo


Pedro Auila
Robert M. Armstrong
John Becker
Kathryn J. Blac
kmer Mariposa Blanca
Thomas D. Brooks
Thomas Brooks & Cynthia Carlson
Norma Campbell
Dena M. Cornett
Anil Dutt
Megan Goering
Eunice E. Gomez
Francisco J. Gomez
Bernardo D. Gonzalez III
Richard Haigh
Catherine & James Hunter
Elizabeth A. Jordan
Melanie Kusters
Rudy Juarez
Myron Marx
Tomasita Medal
Karol A. Meier
Barbara Ockel
Marcus & Elizabeth Paez
Katherine Papoe
Maurizzio Pineda
Nelly Reyes
Jennie E. Rodriguez
Rosales Law Partners LLP
Eva Vidaurri Royale
Delfina Santis
Hannah Winnick
Erick Orantes
Carlos Ballesteros
Ricardo Tellez
Marco Castellanos
Maria Antonieta Solorzano
Katherine Burgos
Martha Rodriguez Salazar
Jonathan Lorenzo Yorba
Randy A. Ynegas
Instituto Familiar de la Raza
Mission Housing Development Corporation
Instituto Laboral de la Raza
Zeyda Garcia
David & Melanie Lacy Kusters
Reginald Martinez
AT&T United Way Employee Giving Campaign
Patio Español
Mateo de la Torre
Phat Philly
Casanova Lounge
Working headquarters
Local Independent Charities of America
Osorio Insurance Agency
William T Martinez

In-Kind Donations

Adrian Arias
Baked Creations by Julie
Cha Cha Cha's
Cole Hardware's
Cordova Market
Isabel Barraza
El Patio Espanol
Julies Flower Design
Martin Maguire
Neiman Marcus
Max's Restaurant & Eatz Catering
Mission Bowling Club
Parducci Wine Cellars
Trader Joes
Phat Philly
Regalito Rosticeria
SF Exploratorium
SF Target
Sierra Nevada
Taco Loco
Tania Leullieux
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