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2017 A Year of Highlights: Donate

The Cultural Coalition is a collective of artists who practice both visual and performing arts, and gather every year for a variety of events and festivals to showcase indigenous arts in order to engage and educate our community. We’ve been in operation  for the past 21 years. We serve mostly inner city families and children,…

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El Paseo de los Abuelos @ #MesaPrototype Festival

This Friday and Saturday we are part of the #MesaPrototype festival hosted by the City of Mesa,  featuring many other artists in an effort to “activate the public space and engage the community toward enhancing connectivity & vibrancy in Downtown Mesa.”    El Paseo de los Abuelos is a project started by families and participants of the September…

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Mikiztli in Mesa – A Dia de Los Muertos Celebration!

Mikiztli [mee-keesh-tleeh]  and its history can be found tracing far back into Anáhuac, the original name of pre-colonial Meso America. Before the arrival of the Europeans, the indigenous peoples had no word for death in the Náhuatl language. We viewed death as a transition from this life to the next, called Mikiztli, a transformation or…

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