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The New Golden Age of Latin Music

February 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

This month Sergio Mendoza & La Orkesta will be traveling throughout the country along with Quetzal Guerrero of QVLN and LA based band “Las Cafeteras” for The New Golden Age of Latin Music Tour . Sergio Mendoza (singer, guitarist, composer), James Peters (drummer, percussionist) & violinist Quetzal Guerrero have been childhood friends for over 20…

Get Ready for Más!

September 23, 2017

Más Last Thursday night at Xico, Inc., playwright Milta Ortiz shared her experiences and process on writing the script for Más.  She wasn’t sure if anyone would want to do this play because it’s very Chicano but she knew it needed to be done.  It addresses our collective consciousness and redemptive remembrances. She had come…

Dia De Los Muertos Festival Community Altar

October 14, 2017

Honoring our ancestors and those who have recently passed is an important tradition in our culture. We remember and honor them by dedicating a special day of the year for them. On November 2nd we go to their cemeteries, light up our altars and decorate them with photos of our passed loved ones, candles, flowers…

We Have a New Office! Thanks to our Sponsors and Partners!

November 7, 2017

It is such an auspicious day ~ Nov 7th, 2017 – our small arts organization is growing in the heart of downtown Mesa, our ancestral land! We are happy to announce the Grand Opening of El Rancho del Sol, phase 2 of El Rancho del Arte Complex – an affordable housing project at 719 East Main Street, Mesa.  Artist…

El Paseo de los Abuelos @ #MesaPrototype Festival

November 17, 2017

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…

2017 A Year of Highlights: Donate

December 21, 2017

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,…

Who is Cultural Coalition?

July 22, 2016

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…

Save the Date: El Puente Fest is October 2nd, 2016

July 14, 2016

Mark your calendars for masked celebration at El Puente Fest, October 2nd, 2016, from 2 to 6 pm. Bringing together elements of procession and play, El Puente Fest’s colorful activities allow room for adults and children alike. But just what is El Puente Fest? “Puente” literally translates to the word “Bridge”. Symbolic in nearly every…

Celebrating Frida!

July 7, 2016

The Fabulous Phoenix Fridas Her influence is undeniable, her image is iconic. Frida Kahlo has inspired individuals everywhere, and under her legacy, is still uniting women, artisans and artists today. The Phoenix Fridas are one local group still carrying on that tradition. Founded in 2004 by Kathy Cano-Murillo, the Phoenix Fridas are an Arizona-based Latina…

Celebrating 20 years!

June 30, 2016

One summer day in 1996, a few passionate individuals got together to discuss what was then just a nugget of an idea. Seeking to find a way to support artists, and promote indigenous arts and cultural events in the community, these individuals pooled their talents and founded what is now, Cultural Coalition. 20 years later,…

Cultural Coalition is generously supported by:

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Cartwright School District
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