“We wanted to use it as a space for people to express themselves, whether it’s through spoken word, music or visual arts,” says Cafe Cultura director and co-founder Ara Cruz. “We just wanted to make a space for people to come together and build community.” The series also serves to highlight fellow community organizations; this evening, the Gang Rescue and Support Project (GRASP) will speak about its own outreach program.
Cafe Cultura’s August edition of Art in the Park opens tonight at 6:30 at the amphitheater at Lincoln/La Alma Park, 12th Avenue and Osage Street; performances begin at 7 p.m., and there will be food available beforehand, along with a vendor marketplace. There is a $3 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away. For more information, visit cafecultura.org.
Fri., Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m., 2013