February 14, 2021 would have been our 10th annual Valentine's Day show! Being unable to gather for events public or private this last year has underscored a great need for supporting our artists during this difficult time. Below we've highlighted a handful of ARTE Y TAPAS performers, visual and culinary artists, we are urging you to show some love by supporting them directly! Consider purchasing their work or donating any amount to their virtual tip jars listed below! 

Maria Morrell is a self-taught singer, songwriter, and rhythm guitarist. She is greatly influenced by classic soul, R&B, gospel and folk music. She uses music as a tool to heal herself and others, to communicate, to validate and to empower. You can probably catch her singing a tune at a house party, at the beach, on a street corner, at your mama's house and sometimes even in your dreams! 
Support Maria on Cash App or VENMO: @Maria-Morrell

Maria Morrell is a self-taught singer, songwriter, and rhythm guitarist. She is greatly influenced by classic soul, R&B, gospel and folk music. She uses music as a tool to heal herself and others, to communicate, to validate and to empower. You can probably catch her singing a tune at a house party, at the beach, on a street corner, at your mama's house and sometimes even in your dreams! Support Maria on Cash App or VENMO: @Maria-Morrell

Rafael Bustamante Sarria is a Colombian-Nicaraguan singer songwriter, activist and leader of the group LA GENTE SF. Rafa and LA GENTE SF have created their own unique blend of World Music, Cumbia, Reggae, Salsa, Hip-Hop and Reggaeton. LA GENTE SF was created in the city of San Francisco. their music and live shows fuses together rhythms,
dances and cultural influences from all over the Caribbean with a distinct San Francisco flavor to create an infectious, high energy dance party.
Rafael has collaborated with many organizations in the Bay Area and all over the world creating music art and cultural events. He is one of the main organizers for MAPP (Mission Arts Performance Project) a supervisor and organizer for The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, was a booker and stage manager for Carnaval San Francisco, one of the founders for The Arte & Tapas Performance Series, and was curator and an event coordinator for Friday Nights at the De Young Museum. 

After years of touring and releasing new music, Rafa & LA GENTE SF have built a large and loyal following all over the US and around the globe. The group’s 4th album "Borderless" features special guest Deuce Eclipse of Bang Data and Zion-I. LA GENTE SF was founded in 2007, since then they have performed numerous festivals, universities, radio stations, museums, art galleries and major venues all over the US and the world. The group is currently at work on their 5th studio album.

Support directly: VENMO: @Rafael-Sarria PAYPAL: LaGenteMusic@gmail.com

Rafael Bustamante Sarria is a Colombian-Nicaraguan singer songwriter, activist and leader of the group LA GENTE SF. Rafa and LA GENTE SF have created their own unique blend of World Music, Cumbia, Reggae, Salsa, Hip-Hop and Reggaeton. LA GENTE SF was created in the city of San Francisco. their music and live shows fuses together rhythms, dances and cultural influences from all over the Caribbean with a distinct San Francisco flavor to create an infectious, high energy dance party. Rafael has collaborated with many organizations in the Bay Area and all over the world creating music art and cultural events. He is one of the main organizers for MAPP (Mission Arts Performance Project) a supervisor and organizer for The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, was a booker and stage manager for Carnaval San Francisco, one of the founders for The Arte & Tapas Performance Series, and was curator and an event coordinator for Friday Nights at the De Young Museum.

After years of touring and releasing new music, Rafa & LA GENTE SF have built a large and loyal following all over the US and around the globe. The group’s 4th album "Borderless" features special guest Deuce Eclipse of Bang Data and Zion-I. LA GENTE SF was founded in 2007, since then they have performed numerous festivals, universities, radio stations, museums, art galleries and major venues all over the US and the world. The group is currently at work on their 5th studio album.

Support directly: VENMO: @Rafael-Sarria PAYPAL: LaGenteMusic@gmail.com

Alexa Treviño is a Xicana Portrait Photographer  based in the Mission District of San Francisco, California.​ Portraiture has allowed them to hold space  for people to be their purest self. 
Support directly at Lexmexart.com and VENMO: @lexmex415

Alexa Treviño is a Xicana Portrait Photographer based in the Mission District of San Francisco, California.​ Portraiture has allowed them to hold space for people to be their purest self. Support directly at Lexmexart.com and VENMO: @lexmex415

Stylisms is a one-woman powerhouse of production and performance. Founded in 2006 by Sarah Al-Kassab, a self-producing artist, Stylisms has over 20 years of experience in costume styling and construction for individual performers and entire casts and over 14 years of LIVE Event Entertainment and Interactive Performance Experience in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Stylisms is dedicated to artistic excellence in design, execution and performance.

Purchase a handmade mask:  www.stylisms.com/masks
or donate directly to VENMO: @sarah-al-kassab Ca$happ: $stylisms

Stylisms is a one-woman powerhouse of production and performance. Founded in 2006 by Sarah Al-Kassab, a self-producing artist, Stylisms has over 20 years of experience in costume styling and construction for individual performers and entire casts and over 14 years of LIVE Event Entertainment and Interactive Performance Experience in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Stylisms is dedicated to artistic excellence in design, execution and performance.

Purchase a handmade mask: www.stylisms.com/masks or donate directly to VENMO: @sarah-al-kassab Ca$happ: $stylisms

M.C. Mars is an award-winning songwriter, novelist, playwright, poet, and rapper (among the first in the Bay Area). He is the author of two books: "Burner" a novel, and "Don't Take Me The Long Way" a memoir. His new novel "Circus Mind" will be published in the spring of 2021. You can find his music on Spotify and YouTube. Support M.C. Mars directly at www.mcmars.net, PAYPAL: mcmarstheoriginal@gmail.com.

M.C. Mars is an award-winning songwriter, novelist, playwright, poet, and rapper (among the first in the Bay Area). He is the author of two books: "Burner" a novel, and "Don't Take Me The Long Way" a memoir. His new novel "Circus Mind" will be published in the spring of 2021. You can find his music on Spotify and YouTube. Support M.C. Mars directly at www.mcmars.net, PAYPAL: mcmarstheoriginal@gmail.com.

Rasa Vitalia is a hot, award-winning professional dance performer, vocalist, songwriter, and performance artist and one of America's most highly regarded popular solo entertainers.  She performs to her own world music & EDM songs in a variety of shows. Rasa Vitalia has performed internationally including Mexico City, Canada, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, and New Orleans at several famous venues such as The Apollo in Harlem, La Perla Cabaret in Mexico City, The Slipper Room in NYC, The House of Blues in NOLA, The Globe Theater in Los Angeles, The Virgin Mod Club in Toronto, The Carnaval in Mazatlan, Johnny’s in San Miguel de Allende, The Stratosphere in Vegas and The Fillmore in San Francisco.

A world class act, Rasa Vitalia is guaranteed to remain a positive force in the entertainment industry. Her mad shake appeal will inspire and set our hearts and stage on fire! It's an experience you will never forget! Support Rasa directly with
PAYPAL: rasa@rasavitalia.com 
VENMO: @rasavitalia 
CashApp: $rasavitalia 
Patreon: Patreon.com/rasavitalia 
OnlyFans.com/rasavitalia RasaVitalia.com

Rasa Vitalia is a hot, award-winning professional dance performer, vocalist, songwriter, and performance artist and one of America's most highly regarded popular solo entertainers. She performs to her own world music & EDM songs in a variety of shows. Rasa Vitalia has performed internationally including Mexico City, Canada, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, and New Orleans at several famous venues such as The Apollo in Harlem, La Perla Cabaret in Mexico City, The Slipper Room in NYC, The House of Blues in NOLA, The Globe Theater in Los Angeles, The Virgin Mod Club in Toronto, The Carnaval in Mazatlan, Johnny’s in San Miguel de Allende, The Stratosphere in Vegas and The Fillmore in San Francisco.

A world class act, Rasa Vitalia is guaranteed to remain a positive force in the entertainment industry. Her mad shake appeal will inspire and set our hearts and stage on fire! It's an experience you will never forget! Support Rasa directly with PAYPAL: rasa@rasavitalia.com VENMO: @rasavitalia CashApp: $rasavitalia Patreon: Patreon.com/rasavitalia OnlyFans.com/rasavitalia RasaVitalia.com

Monica Maria is a songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist based out of the Bay Area.  Her music reflects her Californian roots and her passion for connecting to her Mexican ancestry through learning and performing traditional Latin music.  Listen to her album "Nuevos Caminos" and find out more at her website MonicaMariaMusic.com. 
Support her directly on VENMO: @monica-fimbrez and PAYPAL: hirelocalmusicians@gmail.com

Monica Maria is a songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist based out of the Bay Area. Her music reflects her Californian roots and her passion for connecting to her Mexican ancestry through learning and performing traditional Latin music. Listen to her album "Nuevos Caminos" and find out more at her website MonicaMariaMusic.com. Support her directly on VENMO: @monica-fimbrez and PAYPAL: hirelocalmusicians@gmail.com

Michelle Navarrete is a proud born and raised SF Bay Chingona. She has over 20 years of experience as a Theatre Artist, both on and off the stage. From singing her Abuelitas favorite rancheras, to belting out showtunes, Michelle fell in love with singing and performing at a very early age. After receiving her BFA in Theatre Arts from Marymount Manhattan College, she continued to pursue and follow her career in NYC performing and producing theatre. She is a proud member of TheatreFirst and Latinx Mafia. Whether as a performer, educator or activist, she has made theatre and the performing arts part of her life.  
Support Michelle directly on VENMO: @luis-piek

Michelle Navarrete is a proud born and raised SF Bay Chingona. She has over 20 years of experience as a Theatre Artist, both on and off the stage. From singing her Abuelitas favorite rancheras, to belting out showtunes, Michelle fell in love with singing and performing at a very early age. After receiving her BFA in Theatre Arts from Marymount Manhattan College, she continued to pursue and follow her career in NYC performing and producing theatre. She is a proud member of TheatreFirst and Latinx Mafia. Whether as a performer, educator or activist, she has made theatre and the performing arts part of her life.
Support Michelle directly on VENMO: @luis-piek

Emcee, beatboxer, beatmaker, and cypher organizer, Slice began making music with his brothers at 13, back in 1998.

As a career sound engineer working at the Boom Boom Room, Slice took on the monicker Slice IX, and began organizing Return of the Cypher in 2013.

Support directly @ Armslice.bandcamp.com

Emcee, beatboxer, beatmaker, and cypher organizer, Slice began making music with his brothers at 13, back in 1998.

As a career sound engineer working at the Boom Boom Room, Slice took on the monicker Slice IX, and began organizing Return of the Cypher in 2013.

Support directly @ Armslice.bandcamp.com

Holly Free: artist, aspiring architect, armchair art historian, writer, and soon-to-be natural & sustainable building expert. This February 2021, they will be part of a small cohort of interns in Utah learning to build sustainable homes by building affordable housing for low-income residents of Moab. After the pandemic took their precious Gallery No. 17, it was hard to pivot from planning monthly art shows to not even seeing friends all year. However wild it may sound, if it wasn't for COVID, they may never have even heard of this program. This opportunity is a leap of faith toward their lifelong dream of making homes for everyone who needs them. Support Holly directly on VENMO: Holly-Labus, GoFundMe gf.me/u/za2hb5 PayPal: labusholly@gmail.com and https://www.communityrebuilds.org/make-a-donation

Holly Free: artist, aspiring architect, armchair art historian, writer, and soon-to-be natural & sustainable building expert. This February 2021, they will be part of a small cohort of interns in Utah learning to build sustainable homes by building affordable housing for low-income residents of Moab. After the pandemic took their precious Gallery No. 17, it was hard to pivot from planning monthly art shows to not even seeing friends all year. However wild it may sound, if it wasn't for COVID, they may never have even heard of this program. This opportunity is a leap of faith toward their lifelong dream of making homes for everyone who needs them. Support Holly directly on VENMO: Holly-Labus, GoFundMe gf.me/u/za2hb5 PayPal: labusholly@gmail.com and https://www.communityrebuilds.org/make-a-donation