Hispanic Heritage Month has come to an end, but many Latino leaders agree the 30 days between mid-September and mid-October were demanding, and maybe not as impactful as they’d like. Many in the community agree that year after year, the effort to take advantage of the occasion with the media and government during these 30 days is strenuous for organizations and individuals who work hard every day of the year to attract attention.
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A new project from Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center will brighten an empty building in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood. The boarded-up Weber building at 3140 W. 25th St. will soon be adorned with three new murals by Latinx artists Gilberto Rivera, Bruno Casiano and Gabriel Mercano, improving the look of the building while giving space to marginalized voices.
After 30 years of promoting the arts and culture of Cleveland’s Latino community, the Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center now has a permanent home on Archwood Ave. in Cleveland. The center spent many years moving from one location to another until an opportunity came up to share space with Archwood United Church of Christ at 2800 Archwood.