Help us to preserve and promote the Latino Cultural values through enriched, diverse programming.

Help us to provide youth scholarships for our Multicultural Arts program.


The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) was established in 1977 by artists and community activists with a shared vision to promote, preserve and develop the Latino cultural arts that reflect the living tradition and experiences of the Chicano, Central and South American, and Caribbean people.

Our 40 years of work encourage us to continue with our mission: developing, promoting and preserving the Latino Cultural values through arts. MCCLA's theater, gallery, arts and printmaking facilities, and class offerings make art accessible to all, providing an opportunity that is often lacking to those with limited financial resources.

We are so proud that:

  • We offer 35 + classes a week in multiple artistic disciplines.
  • Low cost and free art education programs are offered for adults and children.
  • Numerous artists from Mission Gráfica, our very own printmaking studio, have shown their work in exhibits throughout USA, Latin America and abroad.
  • Renowned artists from around the world have performed and exhibited at MCCLA.
  • 2,500 plus prints from Mission Gráfica / La Raza Graphics Collection are now housed at UC Santa Barbara for public access.
  • The recent restoration of the Spirit of the Arts Mural, highly visible in the heart of the Mission, will increase social cohesion between the incoming and historical communities in the Mission District.

The history of MCCLA is directly linked to a concept that embodies the pre-Cortezan belief that culture is not something that is static but rather is linked to an ever –changing future that is reflected by contemporary actions and activities. This has been the path that MCCLA has followed for the last 40 years.

 Join us to commemorate and celebrate four decades of Latino arts, multicultural education, and worldwide exchange.

The gala will showcase the best of our Latino artists, recognize those individuals who have excelled in their respective artistic disciplines, and made substantial contributions to fostering the Latino arts.

 Events details and ticketing information will be released soon.


This year, our goal is to achieve $40,000 to provide youth scholarships for our Multicultural Arts program, and preserve and promote the Latino Cultural values through enriched, diverse programming.

May we count on your support for these projects?

Send your Check to:
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission - Street, San Francisco - CA -  94610

All the donations are tax deductible.  Federal Tax. I.D No. 94-257648411

Call us: 415-821-1155

Zimita Benti, Ben Baker, Lilian Botello, Claudia Abrego, Artemio Campos, Hector Cano, Manuel Gallardo, Mara Hernandez, Deifilia Montoya, Gerardo Perez, Angelica Rodriguez, Jennie E Rodriguez, Marsha Shaw, Ana Tafolla, Ricardo Tellez

To 40 more years fulfilling dreams.

Meet the board, staff, contractors, and faculty who help make Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts work possible.  And special thanks to our volunteers.

Graciela Acedo, Buddy Bates, Alyssa Aviles, Temistocles Betancourt, Roberto Borrell, Bianca Coleman, Suzanne Cortez, Manolo Davila, Kerensa DeMars, Fernando DeSanjines, Maisa Duke, Metzi Henriquez, Armando Ibarra, Nayelin Mendoza, Vanessa Mosqueda, Ed Neale, Raul Nevarez, Alfonso Ochoa, Nora Olivera, Ricardo Peña, Jose Rivera, Julia Rivera, Calixto Robles, Louis Romero, Dora Luz Sanabria, Yoon Song Hye, Juan de Dios Soto, Manuel Suarez.

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is so grateful for the incredible support we receive from donors and sponsors.

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