Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
The Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery is a multi-use space, hosting art exhibitions, workshops, gift shop, as well as a space for cultural events.
The Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery is a multi-use multi-cultural accessible arts gallery grounded in the Chicana/o Latinx arts traditions. We are located on the border of West Seattle and the White Center neighborhood. We host monthly art exhibitions focused on marginalized communities and communities of color. We offer an ever growing gift shop with unique collection of apparel, jewelry, handmade gifts, and amazing works of art by local and national artists. The Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery also serves as a community space for events such as arts related lectures and workshops, open mics, and community forums.
Nepantla is a Nahuatl (Aztec language) term which describes being in the middle or the space in the middle. The term was popularized by Chicana writer/scholar Gloria Anzaldua. Most often the term references endangered communities, cultures or gender who due to colonialism/marginalization or historical trauma, that engage in resistance strategies of survival. Nepantla becomes the alternative space in which to live, heal, function and create.
The Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery serves as the Latinx/Chicanx arts hub of Seattle. We provide a welcoming space for community to celebrate cultura as well as a place for local artists and artisans to sell their work. We also offer arts related workshops and community events that are free, and open to the community.
Our goal is to make art an accessible experience. The Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery brings voice to our community, it allows us to share our story to the larger Seattle Community. Your support is greatly appreciated.