Hablamos Juntos Watsonville Art Walk

Watsonville Art Walk

Join us for  the first Watsonville Art Walk happening in downtown Watsonville on Friday, September 16th. It’s a family event.  Enjoy strolling through downtown Watsonville and meet the artists by their banners from 4-6 p.m.

The self-guided tour takes you on an exploration of contemporary Latino art. Discover the beautiful banners located throughout Watsonville’s downtown corridor in the windows of your local businesses and organizations.

26 banners unite the artwork of Latino artists with writings by local Watsonville teens in the Young Writers Program. The writings are from narratives on life by local high school students inspired by the artwork of Museo Eduardo Carrillo & Pajaro Valley Arts’ Hablamos Juntos Art Series.

After viewing the artwork on September 16th , come join in on the celebration at the Pajaro Valley Arts Gallery, located at 37 Sudden Street. The reception is from 6-7 p.m. The gallery will be open all day from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. All events are free to the public

The artwork is selected from the Hablamos Juntos, Together We Speak, Contemporary Latino Art Series, and brings Latino art to youth and to the community. The Contemporary Latino Artists Art Walk can be viewed September 3-November 3, 2016.


Artist and Mac Arthur fellow Amalia Mesa-Bains wrote about this project:

“ It was our belief then as it is now that our community narratives are part of an alternative chronicle of American lifeIn this rich project our visual language is resonant in the words of these young writers and reminds us of the continuity of community life and culture for the many immigrants whose labor has helped to build this nation.”

The project is Co-Sponsored by the City of Watsonville, Pajaro Valley Arts, Museo Eduardo Carrillo and Young Writers Program.  We thank the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, Pajaro Valley Unified School District, Arts Council Santa Cruz County and the City of Santa Cruz for their support.

Come anytime to see the art banners viewable from the sidewalk.   The Art Walk Continues September 3-November 3, 2016.  It is Free and open to the public!

CONTACT:  Betsy Andersen spark@cruzio.com  or Arlene Gotshalk ag.ucsc@gmail.com

Click below for a map of the Watsonville Art Walk:

Hablamos Juntos Art Walk Brochure

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