Published On: Sun, Jul 10th, 2011

12 Things We Love About Arizona’s Latino Culture

F Well we know a lot about Arizona… but since we are not a website that delves into political topics, we will stick to letting you know what all the other sites neglected to tell you about Arizona.

Here are 10 Tesoros we found in Arizona… 

 1- Galeria 147 in the Latino Arts & Cultural Center  -Main exhibition space, curated by the ALAC Visual Arts Committee that is comprised of veteran artists and art educators. Click here to learn more about their current exhibits.


2- They dance Flamenco! How cool is that? – Check out this link by FoxNewsLatino 

3 – University Of Arizona's  "Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies"

4- Arizona AFL Football team The Rattlers hosts first ever customer Latino appreciation night.

5 - We like Katalina Gomez, she started a Latino social group that has small gatherings with home cooked food, music and dancing. They have been growing steadily since 2003 and working with local business to make it bigger!

6 – Who does not love a great big FIESTA!

7. Arizona is debating Graffitti like NYC did back in the 70's and 80's… my advice to the artists… hang in there eventually advertising people will tap you for your talents. If you do not believe me… look at Times Square… Legal Graffiti is everywhere.

8 – A cultural arts website called Latinopia (that covers the arts in Texas and Arizona)

9 – A list of the best Mexican resturants in Tucson, Arizona

10 – A list of the best Mexican resturants in Phoeniz, Arizona

11 – The AZ Hispanic Connection website (kind of like

12. The Arizona Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce – Uniting business owners locally is so important!


And a bonus… The Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence 

part of a national effort funded by the Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration. Our goal is to increase the number of Latino/Hispanic physicians, enhance health research on the Latino/Hispanic population in the Southwest, and improve the cultural competency of health care services for Latino/Hispanic communities. The University of Arizona's Hispanic Center of Excellence program is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Careers Diversity and Development, and the University of Arizona College of Medicine.


I know that I have just discovered a small bit of what AZ has to offer… so I may have to delve into each of these individually at some point… there is a lot going on.

If you know something that is happening in Arizona that we should know about, please post it in the comments section!

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12 Things We Love About Arizona’s Latino Culture