Email: info@latinartsfestival.com ~ Phone: 253-474-6053


The mission of the 2017 Latin Arts Festival, Juried Art Show and Film Contest is to celebrate and present artworks representative of Latin American and Caribbean cultures and ethnic traditions. Event proceeds will be used to fund educational scholarships for individuals to attend English learning classes and to pursue a college degree.

Latin Art Festival Video Class
“Latin Arts Festival Film Class”

The 2017 Latin Arts Festival, Juried Art Show and Film Contest will be hosted by Centro Latino SER and is sponsored by the Tacoma Arts Commission and Hilltop Business Association. Juried Art Show entries will be available for viewing at the Centro Latino office building (1208 South 10th Street, City of Tacoma) from Monday August 14, 2017 through Saturday August 26, 2017.

The Latin Arts Festival and Hilltop Street Fair will be held on Saturday August 26, 2017 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. This family-oriented event will welcome Puget Sound area residents, state, national and international visitors. Fair participants will learn about City of Tacoma’s First Nation communities, historic and present-day immigrant contributions and participate in the celebration of the Hilltop Street Fair’s tribute to this year’s theme: “Unity through Diversity.”

Latin culture will be featured as part of the Hilltop Street Fair celebration. Street Fair patrons will have the opportunity to discover contemporary Latino Artists and Film-makers, purchase artworks and folk crafts, take part in puppetry and storytelling sessions and sample authentic Latin cuisine.

Latin Arts Festival Program Events – Centro Latino and People’s Park, City of Tacoma August 14 to Saturday August 26, 2017

*Juried Art Show and Film Contest – Centro Latino Office Complex (1208 South 10th Avenue) August 14-25 11:00 to 3:00pm Saturday August 26, 2017 10:00 pm to 5:00 pm

*Puppet Theater and Story Telling – West side of People’s Park (10th Avenue and L Street) Saturday August 26, 2017 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

*Barrio – Micro Business presentations – Tacoma Housing Authority South Parking Lot Saturday August 26, 2017 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

*Artist Reception and dinner- Centro Latino Office Complex (1208 South 10th Avenue) Saturday August 26, 2017 6:00 am to 8:00 pm