ARTE Y TAPAS celebrates visual artists each with unique vision and techniques for observation and expression. 

ARTE Y TAPAS had the honor 2.11.17-2.14.14 to promote Acción Latina and El Tecolote newspaper for the 4th Annual Latino Life, a photo exhibit showcasing the diversity of the Latino experience via the lens of some very talented up-and-coming photojournalists.

Conceived, created and curated by El Tecolote’s photo editor Mabel Jimenez, with the intention of recognizing all of the talented photographers who volunteer their time for our newspaper, this is the only ongoing photography event in the San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to showing the Latino experience.

Given the recent election results and the subsequent backlash against communities of color, this year’s exhibit takes on an added significance. We hope to convey through our images a message of resistance against the forces that seek to oppress our existence and negate our contributions to this country. And to portray the harsh realities our community deals with —homelessness, deportations, police brutality— and how we rise above it. We want our images to say, “We’re still here, and we aren’t going anywhere.” “Aquí estamos, y no nos vamos.”

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ARTE Y TAPAS - Thessaly, GREECE August 23

Pteleos, Thessaly, Greece

ARTE Y TAPAS debuts in Thessaly, Greece on Friday August 23rd!

Join us for an intimate evening of Live sets of music by La Gente SF, Tapas by Jessica Anne Hendrick of LOVAGE Cooking and Visual Art by Joshua Coffy!

LIVE MUSIC: LA GENTE SF has created a unique blend of World Music, Cumbia, Reggae, Salsa, Hip-Hop & Reggaeton, fusing together rhythms and cultural influences from all over the Caribbean with a distinct Bay Area flavor and style.

FOOD: Tapas by LOVAGE will highlight the local cheeses, honey, and Mediterranean vegetables from the local farmer's market as well as grown in the onsite herb and nightshade garden.

VISUAL ART: On exhibition will be artwork and custom prints by incredible California artist Joshua Coffy!

DONATION-based event: help us cover the costs by donating whatever you please ♥ Limited seating, advance RSVP to

Join us in celebrating our 8th year of live musical performance events featuring visual artworks and delicious food!!!