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September 2018

Celebrando Chicano Art

September 6, 2018
The Riverside Convention Center, 3637 5th St
Riverside, CA 92501 United States

The many organizations and individuals that form UNIDOS have worked to uplift and address issues impacting the Chicano Latino community. UNIDOS stands committed to work together to make the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture, and Industry a reality: a dynamic daily demonstration of the presence and voice of the Chicano Latino community. MEMBERS INCLUDE California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Casa Blanca Community Action Group Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Las Comadres Latino Network LULAC of Riverside Council…

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October 2020

“En Dialogo” with Cheech & Einar and Jamex De La Torre

October 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

REGISTER HERE Unidos En Diálogo Series Thursday, October 29, 2020 Session 1: En Diálogo with Cheech Marin and Einar & Jamex De La Torre Featuring Cheech Marin, Einar De La Torre and Jamex De La Torre Moderated by Eduardo Diaz, Director, Smithsonian Latino Center   En Diálogo Series In lieu of our gala planned for fall 2020, we are launching a series of diálagos with exceptional Chicano artists across the rich variety of art forms they represent. These events will…

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November 2020

“En Dialogo” with Lalo Alcaraz

November 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lalo Alcaraz Author, Artist, Cartoonist, Pocho Lalo Alcaraz is an award-winning visual/media artist and television/film writer. A Los Angeles resident, he has been chronicling the ascendancy of Latinos in the U.S. for over a quarter-century. The busy Chicano artist is the creator of the syndicated daily comic strip La Cucaracha seen in the L.A. Times and other newspapers nationwide. Alcaraz is founder and Jefe-in-Chief of POCHO, which started out as a Xeroxed zine in the last century and now ranks…

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December 2020

“En Diálogo” with Cheech Marin & Carlos Santana, a fundraiser for The Cheech

December 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are pleased to announce Cheech Marin and Carlos Santana in conversation for our next En Diálogo Zoom on Thursday, December 17, 2020, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Tickets are $25. All funds raised will benefit The Cheech. REGISTER HERE   About Carlos Santana Delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary sonic charge of his guitar, the sound of Carlos Santana is one of the world’s best-known musical signatures. For more than four decades-from Santana’s earliest days…

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January 2021

“En Dialogo” with Emilio Riviera (Moderator), Mister Cartoon & Estevan Oriol

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are pleased to announce Emilio Riviera (Moderator), Mister Cartoon & Estevan Oriol in conversation for our next En Diálogo Zoom on Thursday, January 21, 2021, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Tickets are $25. REGISTER HERE   About Emilio Rivera Emilio Rivera is a prime example of how turning one’s life around can make dreams a reality. Growing up in a rough and impoverished neighborhood, Rivera turned to wild and reckless behavior during his teen and young adult years. However, he found…

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April 2021

En Dialogo Series Two… ¡Que Viva Chicano Park! Art, Culture and History

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

En Dialogo with... ¡Que Viva Chicano Park! Art, Culture and History

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Past Events

Celebrando Chicano Arts Gala

Unidos held its inaugural gala on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 6pm – 10:30 p.m. at The Riverside Convention Center. The gala highlighted and celebrated the historical importance of Chicano art, the versatility of contemporary Chicano artists, and the impact on communities throughout, in education, economic development, culture, and more. All of the funds raised went towards The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture. This special evening included dinner, awards for Chicano Arts Patron, Chicano Art, Chicano Culture, and Chicano Industry, live and silent auctions, and live entertainment provided by Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea and Tierra.

Flor de Toloache Concert

This benefit concert for The Cheech was held on Saturday, January 24, 2020. The concert featured Flor de Toloache, a Latin Grammy winning, New York-based all-female ensemble. Their distinct artistic vision and sophisticated, enlightened interpretation of traditional mariachi instruments delighted concert-goers at the Fox Theater in Riverside. They were joined by Victoria LaMala.