Event Type in-person
thu22jul6:30 pm10:00 pmAlice Street Documentary Film ScreeningDemonstrating the power of art in community development6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Arte Américas, 1630 Van Ness Avenue Fresno, CA 93721Event Type :in-person,virtual
Arte Américas is hosting a free outdoor film screening of Alice Street film with a panel discussion in
Arte Américas is hosting a free outdoor film screening of Alice Street film with a panel discussion in partnership with the 559 Mural Project, and CMAC. The evening event includes: an interactive mural, music, and vendors.
Thursday, July 22 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Arte Americas Plaza Paz in downtown Fresno
1630 Van Ness Ave. Fresno, CA 93721
Entrance is Free
Free tickets on Eventbrite
For the safety of the community, we are highly recommending the use of masks and social distancing while outdoors. Our venue will be limited to 150 in attendance, free tickets are available now on Eventbrite.
“We are excited about bringing an evening event to Plaza Paz after a long period of closure. What better way to welcome back our community. Come see a moving documentary about the power of public art.”
Ruth Saludes, Executive Director of Arte Américas
The documentary Alice Street by director Spencer Wilkinson, features an artist community in Oakland, CA and demonstrates how it became a model for engaging cultural artists in the fight against displacement while revealing the power of the arts in community development. The film has a run time of 67 minutes and is a rallying cry to protect the cultural arts. This screening is part of Alice Street’s summer impact tour in cities across California, with support from the California Arts Council and the SF Foundation.
Our evening prior to the film screening of Alice Street will feature music from DJ Throwback, a taco truck, a variety of local vendors, photo opportunities in front of Arte Américas’ new mural by artist, Chalome Gonzales, and a guest panel.
The guest panel is a collection of artists and community leaders dedicated to bringing conversation and dialogue about: housing inequity, community development, income disparities, and the power of public art. This dynamic five member panel includes – film director, Spencer Wilkinson; Merced Artist, Eddie Rodriguez; Director of Fresno Art Council, Lilia Chavez; Co-director of the Central Valley Health Policy Institute at Fresno State, Dr. Tania Pacheco – Werner; and Alondra Vasquez, Regional Manager at Community Vision. Moderated by Selena Martinez, executive director of the 559 Mural Project.
“Art memorializes the time people and the community are experiencing. Murals, like the one, featured in Alice Street, not only liven the public space but create a community conversation about how we make inclusive and systemic change. The panelists will be led by local experts in the arts, art activism, policy, small business, and planning.”
Selena Martinez, Executive Director of the 559 Mural Project
Health Guidelines for this Event
(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
1630 Van Ness Avenue Fresno, CA 93721