• La Vida es un Carnaval: Carnaval Memorabilia

    Closing Reception & Video Release Party

    • Sunday, June 12, 2022 from 5 to 8pm
    • Historic Theater and Gallery

    The parade may be over but the celebration continues!!

    MCCLA's after-Carnaval video release party will be happening during the closing of the Carnaval exhibit. We will watch the making of our contingent and the parade performance. There will be food, dancing and drinks. Please come in costume and run the routine one more time!

    If you didn't participate in the contingent this year, wear a costume from a previous year.

    Carnaval Memorabilia

    MCCLA has been a part of Carnaval San Francisco since its inception in 1979 when some of MCCLA’s instructors were involved in its planning. Carnaval San…

    Read More »

    La Vida es un Carnaval: Carnaval Memorabilia. Opening: May 21st from 5 to 8 pm. Closing: June 12th from 5 to 8 pm.
  • The Intimacy Of Tango: Full Circle Trio & Eduardo Y Valentina

    Featuring Full Circle Trio (Jack Van Geem, Robert Wright, and Raymond Froehlich) and the sensational tango dance duo, Eduardo Caballero and Valentina Leal from Valparaíso, Chile.

    Caballero and Leal Will host a beginning tango workshop on May 21 at 5:30 PM at MCCLA. The workshop is free for audience members.

    May 19, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Joe Goode Annex
    May 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Joe Goode Annex
    (401 Alabama Street, SF)

    May 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
    May 21, 2022 at 7:00 PM at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
    (2868 Mission Street, SF)

    $20 General, $10 Student.

    Read More »

    The Intimacy Of Tango: Full Circle Trio & Eduardo Y Valentina
  • Love Will Keep us Together

    Join us at the historic landmark Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Gallery on Friday, June 10th from 6-9pm for Closing Reception that honors and centers Black, Indigenous, BIPOC, Two Spirit, Trans, Queer Community 'Cultura Cura' Artivists. Come see artwork that heals and bridges the queering process of artists from New York, Florida, Los Angeles, Modesto, Oakland, Sacramento, Woodland, West Sacramento, Vallejo and the beloved SF Mission District. Curated by Jennifer Andrea Porras.

    This exhibit celebrates the in person return and gathering of LGBTQIA individuals and supporters who have remained together through the challenges and losses experienced during the last two years of the pandemic.

    El Amor nos mantendra junto

    Esta exhibición celebra el regreso en…

    Read More »

    Love Will Keep Us Together. Opening Reception: May 21st from 5 to 8 pm. Main Gallery. Closing Reception June 10th from 6 to 9 pm.
  • Mauricio Santos: Celebrate a Lifetime

    • Friday, May 20, 2022 from 6 pm to 9 pm
    • Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St, San Francisco CA

    Mauricio Santos was born in El Salvador and migrated to San Francisco in the early 1960s. He graduated from Balboa High School and attended CCSF in 1968 and graduated from SF State College in 1970. He was known as “el gordo”, and had a jovial and vibrant personality, and was known for his sense of humor and his perennial smile. Mauricio enjoyed life to the fullest.

    He was a member of the Palmetto Museum collective that worked with other community arts organizations to create the Mission Cultural Center in 1977. He was a very active volunteer at…

    Read More »

    Mauricio Santos: Celebrate a Lifetime. Friday, May 20, 2022 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St, San Francisco CA.
  • Mission Community Meeting

    Mission Community Meeting. Read image transcription for more.

    Image description:

    Mission Community Meeting

    Hillary Ronen, District 9 Supervisor

    Wednesday May 11, 2022
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

    Topic of discussion: Homelessness and Street Conditions

    In Person: Mision Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St.
    Or Livestream on Facebook: https://bit.ly/MCM-FBL-May11

    Space is limited so RSVP early! Last day to RSVP: May 9
    RSVP here: https://bit.ly/MCM-May11


    • Board of Supervisors, District 9: Hillary Ronen, Supervisor
    • Calle 24: Susana Rojas, Executive Director
    • San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing: Emily Cohen, Deputy Director for Communications and Legislative Affairs
    • San Francisco Department…

    Read More »

  • Mother’s Day Printmaking Workshop

    • Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 11am to 1pm
    • Sliding scale: $5 to $25*
    • Location: "Salita" (1st floor)

    Make cards using Relief printmaking with your mom of friend! Class taught by local artist Alejandra Rubio.

    All are welcome! All materials provided by Mission Gráfica.

    *No one turned away for lack of funds.


    Tickets can be purchased at MCCLA box office during the following hours of operation:

    • Monday through Friday: 5pm to 8pm
    • Saturdays: 10:30am to 2:30pm
    • Sundays: 10:30am to 2:30pm (Beginning May 15th)

    About this Program

    Community Printmaking series is a donation based program that offers  sliding scale intergenerational printmaking workshops monthly to the Community.

    More information: …

    Read More »

    Mother's Day Printmaking Workshop
  • Tied Together: Subversive Bandanas, Textile Screen-print and Dye Lab

    • May 5 through 26, 2022
    • Thursday nights from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
    • 4 week intensive – Must register for entire session.
    • Teaching Artist: Dana Wisbar
    • Ages: 14 and Up
    • Fee: $125 – Buy tickets on Eventbrite

    Lesson Description

    Participants in the class will create their own bandanas using analog and digital processes; dying fabric, learning to pin fabric to print tables, make color separations, register their prints, and screen print with dyes and pigments. Emphasis will be designing within a chosen cultural, social, political, intimate, linguistic, or decorative framework; how will this bandana be used, what will it signify, and who will wear it?

    Looking at past and current examples of bandanas and bandana use, students will…

    Read More »

  • Monoprinting Masterclass with Artist Ali Blum

    Poster for Monoprinting Masterclass with Artist Ali Blum. See image description below for full transcription of poster.

    Image text: "Monoprinting Masterclass with Artist Ali Blum.In this workshop, we will learn a variety of monoprinting techniques including food stamping, stencils, chine-colle, and registration. Emphasis is on experimentation and play. All levels invited to participate. Ink, plexiglass plates, and paper is supplied.

    April 30th, 11:00 to 1:30, Mission Gráfica – 2868 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 9411"

    Image description: a collage of colorful prints by artist Alexandra Blum, a photo of stamping tools including leaves, sponge, and a wooden spoon, and a photo of the artist using printmaking equipment.

    Read More »

  • Community Board Meeting

    • Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 6pm
    • Inti Raymi Gallery (2nd Floor)

    Join MCCLA's Community Board Meeting at Inti Raymi Gallery. The public is…

    Read More »

    Mural in front of MCCLA building