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The Centro's mission is to create, preserve, promote and educate about Chicano, Mexicano, Latino and Indigenous art and culture.


San Diego's Centro Cultural de la Raza was founded in 1970 as a Chicano Community Cultural Center and functions as an alternative space that encourages and facilitates artistic growth and cultural exchange in the San Diego/Tijuana region. The Centro provides classes and features a dynamic inter-disciplinary schedule of events which includes exhibits, musical performances, installation art, readings, receptions, Azteca dance, Teatro Chicano, Ballet Folklorico, film screenings and other events. We welcome you to visit the Centro and invite you to participate in the exciting programs.

Normal Business Hours:  12-4pm everyday except Monday.  We also have workshops and other special events after hours.  Please see our Events Calendar page

Admission: Suggested donation of $5.00. We are an all volunteer run organization that depends on your donations to provide exciting programing that meets the needs of the San Diego community.


Tue - Sun
12pm - 4pm


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