El Puente: Sunday, October 2nd: Theatre Festival & Mask Procession

Posted on Sep 26, 2016
El Puente:  Sunday, October 2nd: Theatre Festival & Mask Procession

This Sunday, October 2nd, Tempe Center for the Arts will be the scene of this year’s El Puente Theatre Festival and Mask Procession. This free event boasts a wide variety of performances, local art, food, mask-making and kids activities. From 2-6 pm you can expect to see free performances including those by Desert Sounds Mariachi […]

Voces Unidas Choir to perform at yearly Festival

Posted on Sep 15, 2016
Voces Unidas Choir to perform at yearly Festival

It’s no secret that music has its benefits beyond pleasure. Through contemporary research and practices, music therapy has provided new opportunities for treatment, and many are singing its praises. One group that is doing just that is the phoenix-based Voces Unidas or “United Voices” Choir. The singers in Voces Unidas Choir all have something pretty […]

Community Spotlight: Rosie’s House

Posted on Sep 7, 2016
Community Spotlight: Rosie’s House

In our tour of 20 years in the community, we have come to know and work alongside many fantastic organizations. One whose positive influence and dynamism cannot be understated: Rosie’s House. Rosie’s House, a free, music academy in inner-city phoenix provides musical instruction and education for children ages 5-18. Rosie’s House is unique in its […]

Barrio Stories featured at El Puente Fest!

Posted on Aug 27, 2016
Barrio Stories featured at El Puente Fest!

At this year’s El Puente Fest in Tempe,  the guests will be treated to a delightful scene from the ground breaking play that features four outstanding eight-foot tall processional sculptures by Arizona artist Zarco Guerrero. Barrio Stories by Borderlands Theater, is not your ordinary performance piece. In this unique project Borderlands blended elements of site-specific […]

Who is Cultural Coalition?

Posted on Jul 22, 2016
Who is Cultural Coalition?

In the first post of our 20th Anniversary Series, we discussed the genesis of the Cultural Coalition as “a few passionate individuals” who saw a need for the development and support of grass roots arts in the community. But who are these individuals? Our board members, the majority of which are those that have been […]