Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
Villa Victoria Center for the Arts is a cutting-edge multi-functional community arts center whose mission is to promote, preserve, and celebrate Latino arts and to create dynamic cross cultural collaborations. The center offers performances, exhibits and classes in a variety of art forms, including: Latin jazz, folk dance and music, poetry, theater and the visual arts. Villa Victoria Center for the Arts combines our Jorge Hernandez Hall (converted into a 450-person capacity performance venue from a historic church in 1986) with a new community arts center (historically renovated from the adjacent parish house in 2003) that includes a gallery, dance studio and visual arts studio. Our goals are to provide high quality and affordable: Arts Education, particularly for at-risk youth in Villa Victoria; Advocacy, Coordination, Support and Incubation for Latino artists and arts organizations; Exhibition, Work, Rehearsal, Performance and Rental Space; and opportunities for Cross-Cultural Collaboration between Latinos and the rest of the city's diverse populations, Celebrating Boston's growing diversity. Villa Victoria Center for the Arts is taking shape as a new landmark in the city that will transcend Villa Victoria and the Latino community and become a fixture engraved into the cultural life of Boston as a whole. Villa Victoria Center for the Arts is a program of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA).