Self Help Graphics, a nationally recognized center for Latino arts, announced the move to its new home this week.
SHG’s mission is complex, but thorough: to develop and nurtures artists in printmaking, to advance Latino art broadly through programming, exhibitions and outreach to diverse audiences in East Los Angeles and beyond, and to identify and engage young and emerging artists from the community in all aspects of its activities.
The center’s iconic former location, a bank building constructed in 1927 and covered in mosaics by artist Eduardo Oropeza in the 1980s, was riddled with economic and structural problems that led to the organization’s decision to move.
At the new SHG building in Boyle Heights, expanded workshops and events like the center’s famous Dia de Los Muertos festival will welcome new community members interested in producing and learning about art of all kinds.
You can learn more about SHG by visiting the center this Sunday at their Annual Print Fair and Exhibition, which will feature music, food, and prints by numerous local artists.