The LA Plaza Experience
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is a community hub where people gather to celebrate Latinx culture through transformative exhibitions, music, dance, culinary arts, and multigenerational artmaking and storytelling experiences.
An anchor cultural institution in Los Angeles County, LA Plaza centers the Latino experience and provides a space to uplift, share, and preserve the stories of Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and Latinx people in Southern California.
Our team members collaborate with artists, guest curators, educators, historians, activists, and community members to activate the campus by providing free or low-cost programs for Los Angeles County residents.
Housed in two historic buildings in downtown Los Angeles, LA Plaza is adjacent to Olvera Street at El Pueblo de Los Angeles. The main campus includes a museum, a 30,000-square-foot outdoor space with a performance stage, and an edible garden. LA Plaza Cocina, a teaching kitchen and first-of-its-kind museum dedicated to Mexican and Mexican-American cuisine in the U.S., is located directly across the street and offers cooking classes and demonstrations, a culinary arts training program, and private tastings.
Established in 2011, LA Plaza is a non-profit organization and a Smithsonian affiliate museum.