• 45 Year Anniversary – Planning Committee

    Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts will be celebrating 45 years of Art & Culture in 2022, and wants YOU to be part of it! We are proud MCCLA has reached such outstanding milestones in its history and in the community, and think the occasion for us to honor its accomplishments and longtime mission, is not to be missed. We are excited to hold our first planning meeting in September. Come, listen, and share your ideas, and suggestions. Better yet, join us in the planning of the special anniversary activities. IT’S ALMOST TIME TO CELEBRATE!

    Your contribution for our awaited special celebration will be greatly appreciated as…

    Read More »

    Mural in front of MCCLA building
  • Couch Concert Series 1

    • Friday, September 24, 2021 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
    • Online on MCCLA Facebook and YouTube
    • Free!
    • All ages

    Couch concert is an intimate space, to know the stories of great musicians in the bay area. A show hosted by Miguel Martinez, also a recognized musician in the area. Enjoy music and stories.

    Edgardo Cambon with surprise guests!

    Edgardo Cambon born in 1960 in Montevideo Uruguay Edgardo started his professional career at the ripe age of nine singing Tangos on public Television. He has performed and toured throughout South America Europe Africa and since1986 he is a much-in-demand musician in the U.S.A.

    An LP (Latin Percussion Co.) endorser Mr. Cambon has performed or recorded with artists such as…

    Read More »

    couch concerts
  • Drumming for Carlos

    Siempre con Nosotros / Always with Us

    Every year since Carlos Aceituno's passing in September, we have consistently honored his memory, as a most beloved, dedicated teacher and artist. Carlos, a native Guatemalan, was a mestre Capoeirista, and the founder of Fogo Na Roupa, still the best Carnaval contingent ever. His love of community and the arts, and dedication to youth touched so many of us. His superb Carnaval presence with his contingent, choreographies and costumes were simply awesome, and unrivaled.

    Since Covid-19 has impacted us in so many ways, we were not able to hold the Carnaval class in his name at MCCLA, as we used to all these years.

    Carlos' spirit is still with us and…

    Read More »

    Drumming for Carlos
  • De cajón – Tocando la historia II

    • Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 19, 20, and 21, 2021
      6:30 to 9:30pm – Exhibition, Live Music and Traditional Peruvian dance
      $12 Admission (Buy Tickets)
    • Saturday August 21 from 1pm to 5:30pm: Free admission to the exhibition.
    • All ages
    • Main Gallery and Inti Raymi Gallery (Second Floor)
    • Sale of drinks 21+

    The event, De Cajón - “Tocando la historia” will be at the MCCLA gallery, and the community is invited to come and learn about the Cajon drum, originating from the Afro-Peruvian community. This exposition will host more than 10 artists including installations, photography, audiovisual, painting and sculpture. The event will open with a reception and musical presentation with the Cajon drum by “Jaranon y…

    Read More »

    De cajón – Tocando la historia II
  • Inti-Batey Presents: “San Francisco World Tour”

    • Friday, July 30, 2021 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
    • Theater (in-person event)
    • $12 Admission (Buy tickets on Eventbrite)
    • Ages 18 and up

    Art is medicine. Music is medicine. Community is medicine. Joy is medicine.

    After the storm, when the thunder has ignited the trees, and the fire has consumed plants and animals alike, people finally come out to see what remains and what is gone. But the land, wise and whole, doesn’t wait for the storm to waiver to see what comes next, it sees death and destruction as an opportunity to be reborn.

    Those who know about the land know that the sun doesn’t just come in the morning, but it’s actually marauding in the…

    Read More »

    Inti Batey San Francisco World Tour
  • Regreso de La Gráfica: Open Mic & Exhibit

    • Friday July 23, 2021
    • 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    • Free Admission
    • Inti Raymi Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • In-person Event
    • Open to public until August 14, 2021

    Mission Gráfica welcomes you after many months of closure.

    For 40 years, Mission Gráfica Printmaking Studio has proven itself to be a creative haven for individuals to explore the practices of printmaking in a community-based and affordable studio space that stands out as one of the last grassroots art spaces in San Francisco.

    The event will consist of a gallery exhibit of our collection as well as inviting the public to a night of Open Mic (we want you to be inspired by the art! come and share some poetry, spoken…

    Read More »

    Mission Grafica Regreso de la Grafica Open Mic and Exhibit
  • Corazón Abierto Open House

    • Saturday, June 26, 2021
    • 11 am to 5:30 pm
    • Lobby, Theater, and outside
    • Free (Registration required for classes)

    The Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts is proud to announce we are opening to the public again!

    Join us for this special open house and take part in our programming. There will be activities for everyone in the family to participate.

    Bienvenidos a el corazón del barrio!!!


    Corazón Abierto Open House">Read More »

    Corazón Abierto
  • Shamanes en la ciudad – Video Documentary

    This June 18th Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts welcomes you to the opening premiere of our new film production: ”Shamanes en la Ciudad”. The documentary reveals the unforgettable journey of three spiritual iconic characters of the Mission district. The documentary narrates the story leading a path to inner reconciliation.

    Come be a part of these unforgettable stories of ancestral traditional ceremonies in a city setting, where we will tune out the noise and have a special blessing with the spiritual teacher Concha Saucedo. Celebrate our opening as these characters have discovered new dimensions within nature and passed traditions, ceremonies,…

    Read More »

    Shamanes en la ciudad
  • Paseo Artístico: “El Fénix de la Misión” (Auction and Art Walk)

    • Lobby (1st floor)
    • Free admission
    • In-person opening and artwalk: Friday, June 4, 2021 at 6 pm
    • Online auction and performances: Saturday, June 12 from 2 to 5 pm (Register to bid and view artwork here.)
    • Open to the public June 4 to June 18, Tuesday through Friday, 11 am to 5 pm

    In recognition of the resilience of the Latinx community to re-emerge stronger after the pandemic like a phoenix, Paseo Artístico is reigniting the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District with an in-person gallery artwalk at six participating art galleries and cultural venues and a Live Online Art Auction to raise funds for Paseo Artístico to continue offering free community art programs.

    The Mission…

    Read More »