Past Events

Frida’s Birthday Tianguis: Celebrating Strong Women Artists

Date: July 7, 2018

Time: 12:00-5:00PM

Location: La Peña, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California 94705


Come celebrate Frida Kahlo’s 111th birthday by supporting strong women artists & artisans at Frida’s Birthday Tianguis at La Peña!

La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
We are located near Ashby Bart!

A “tianguis” is a traditional open air market and comes from the Nahuatl language of the Aztecs, which means “market”.

Our event has grown since last year! There will be over 40 vendors selling handmade crafts, art, imported goods from Mexico, Guatemala and beyond, and delicious food stands! This event is indoor and outdoor.

Plus, musical performances by the fierce mujeres of DíaPa’Son at 2pm and 2:45pm AND a Frida Kahlo book reading by Booklandia at 1pm for young readers 🤓


We Interrupt This Message

Start date: June 1, 2018

End date: August 12, 2018

Location: MACLA, 510 South 1st Street, San Jose CA


We Interrupt this Message looks at the role of artists as activists/disruptors. Featuring Artists: María María Acha-Kutscher, B-Side Brujas, Dignidad Rebelde (Melanie Cervantes & Jesus Barraza), Luis Pinto, and more.

This exhibit features an installation of over 80 of Dignidad Rebelde’s works.

Image Credit: María María Acha-Kutscher, WOMEN WORKING FOR WOMEN / Indignadas

Date: May 9, 2018

Time: 5:30pm

Location: Greenlining Institute, 360 14th St, Oakland CA


The Culture of Star Wars

Date: May 5, 2018

Time: 7-11PM

Location: Amor Eterno, 1227 18th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606


The Culture of Star Wars art exhibition curated by Amy George Cortez and Chamuco Cortez

Star Wars has developed into a powerful element of our cultural identity. Constantly weighing the light and the dark, republic vs the empire, it mimics our struggles and our politics. In every culture, the Hero of 1,000 faces appears in its oral history. A hero goes on a life changing adventure to oppose strange forces. In this unusual world, the hero faces their opposition and is victorious! Returning home they share the power and the knowledge they have gained from this fantastic adventure with their community.

Growing up in Oakland, you know what it’s like to grow up in Tattooine. Obi Wan Kenobi said Mos Eisley was a “Retched hive of scum and villainy” much like the media portrays the Oakland we grew up in. What are the parallels you find in your own life in Star Wars? We asked 22 artists to explore their own culture of Star Wars and how the films have influenced their creativity.

Opening receptionSaturday May 5th 7-11pm

Exhibition datesMay 5th – June 30th 2018

Dance performances by Adrián Funky Fyutz Fuentes and Bone Braking DJ

Tacos by the Hernandez Familia

Mural in Solano Alley at 18th Ave by Urban Aztec Jesse Hernandez

Photo booth by Amor Eterno Arte


Featured Artists:

Jesus Barraza, Bryan Blanco,  Billy Boston, Renee Castro, Melanie Cervante, Oscar Cisneros,Justen Cortese,Chamuco Cortez,DONE, Paco Excel,Paco Garcia, Jesse Hernandez, James Lawrence,Leslie DIME Lopez ,MERX, PEPS357, Qetza, Sam Rodriguez ,Marie Scherping, Jillian Silva, STASH, Ques Williams 

See, Be Seen: Community Portraits

Start date: May 4, 2018

End date: September 24, 2018

Location: Santa Cruz Museum of Art


A portrait captures so much more than just a likeness. A portrait is a conversation. A creative collaboration between the subject and the maker. A portrait can tell a story, reveal a truth, or pose a question. From drawing and painting to sound, video, or sculpture — portraits can help us see or be seen in new ways.

Special thanks to our anchor artists Star AmerasuAngélica BecerraCynthia BrannvallJesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes of Dignidad RebeldeSanaa KhanMarvin Plummer, and Self Help Graphics.

Puro Corazon: The Art of Melanie Cervantes

Start date: April 5, 2018

End date: February 28, 2019


Exhibit has been extending until Spring 2019.

The Chicano/a Studies Program, Latinx Artist-in-residence and The Center for Latino Policy Research (CLPR) at the University of California, Berkeley presents celebrated artist Melanie Cervantes’ first solo exhibition. This exhibition will be presented on the third floor of the Shorb House from Thursday, April 5th through Friday, May 11th. This exhibition continues Chicano/a Studies Program commitment to the integration of the arts to its programming and welcomes UC Berkeley alumni Melanie Cervantes to help close out the academic year with a powerful selection of over 40 prints.

On February 8, 2019 I will be presenting a slideshow about my work and offering an opportunity for folks to visit my EXPANDED solo exhibit before it closes after a nine month run. The event will be from 5-7pm at the Latinx Research Center at UC Berkeley. 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704.
Please note the exhibit is displayed up three flights of stairs and is not wheelchair accessible. In light of this we will have a slide show playing on the first floor of the over 40 works in the exhibit. The first floor IS accessible.


20th Latino Art Now! Auction and Exhibition

Start date: April 4, 2018

End date: May 19, 2018

Time: 7PM

Location: MACLA, 510 South 1st Street, San Jose CA 95112


20th Latino Art Now! (April 4, 2018 – May 19, 2018): A wonderful array of contemporary Latino art from the Bay Area and beyond. Auction proceeds support MACLA’s programs.

Celebration of Art

Date: March 30, 2018

Time: 6-10PM

Location: E14 Gallergy


Artist Reception Friday March 30th, 6pm-10pm

Help us celebrate our fellow artists and makers! Spread good vibes and build community.

With a special live DJ set by Phesto Dee (Souls Of Mischief / Hieroglyphics), drinks, and horsd’oeuvres. Chat with some of your favorite artists here at E14!  We can’t wait to see you there!

Mercado Del Amor 2018 Oakland Artist Market

Date: February 3, 2018

Time: 2:00-7:00PM

Location: Amor Eterno Arte


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Local artists! Play Loteria for prizes!
Food and drinks!

Just in time for Valentine’s day!!!! Give your love art and handmade goodies from local artists!!!! Play Loteria for prizes! We will have snacks and drinks!

Loteria ticket sales will be donated to a young Oakland woman going to college! Come out and support!

Local vendors: 
Ana Maria Gallegos
Azteca Negra
Dignidad Rebelde
Hijas De Maiz
Illustrated Truths
La Ruca Arts
Las Adelitas Collective
Leslie DIME Lopez
Sugar High Art
Tres Mercedes
Tu Tienda Azteca

Amor Eterno Arte
1227 18th Ave
East Oakland Ca
Amor Eterno Arte

The artwork of Emory Douglas, Melanie Cervantes and Favianna Rodriguez.

Using bold colors and high contrast images, the artists’ work reflects a broad range of human rights struggles. In pursuit of social justice, their art reflects their resistance in the struggle to create a new world.

One City One Book is San Francisco’s citywide book club.
In 2017, we’re reading Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party by Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin Jr.

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.