La Sala creates opportunities for Latine/x artists and arts organizations in the Pacific NW. Our work provides artists with access to paying opportunities, professional education, art spaces, institutional connections, expanded audiences, and commissioned creative opportunities.
La Sala is the only pan-Latine/x, cross-disciplinary organization in the Northwest advocating for the Latine creative community as a whole. Our behind-the-scenes work brings Latine/x presence into discussions around funding, philanthropy, arts space, and support.
Since 2007, La Sala has connected museums, galleries, and arts and cultural organizations to Latinx artists and arts educators-and vice versa. La Sala has worked, often behind the scenes, to raise the profile of Latinx artists and arts initiatives. We serve the Latinx arts community in all disciplines, by forging connections, developing careers, and creating arts experiences of the scale and quality to make Latinx artists competitive within the larger arts community.
Over the years, La Sala has collaborated with many organizations to create temporary arts spaces, including the former Benham Gallery in downtown Seattle, Bellevue Art Musuem, Centilia of El Centro de la Raza, CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art) Seattle, Good Arts Building in Pioneer Square, the Seattle Public Library, to mention just a few. We have organized and curated arts events, exhibitions, performances, and professional development opportunities throughout Seattle, including Pioneer Square, the Central District, Capitol Hill, SoDo, South Park, White Center, and Beacon Hill - as well as in Bellevue, Bothell, Burien, and other suburbs.