HoLa Hora Latina
Home of the HoLa Festival, Knoxville’s only Latin American arts and culture festival, and the Casa HoLa Art Gallery and Artisan Shop at the Emporium for the Arts.

Our mission is to promote unity in the community by creating art, culture and communication bridges between the greater Knoxville and Latino communities and by encouraging education, participation and leadership.

Exciting news about the 21st HoLa Festival!

The HoLa Festival 2021 is tentatively scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 25th and 26th, at World’s Fair Park. Event subject to change given ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

El Festival HoLa 2021 está programado para el sábado y domingo 25 y 26 de septiembre en el Parque de la Feria Mundial (World’s Fair Park). El evento está sujeto a cambios debido a la pandemia del COVID-19.

Follow our social media accounts for important updates: Facebook (@HoLaHoraLatina), Instagram (@HoLaHoraLatina) and Twitter (@CasaHoLa).

Click here for more information about our upcoming events and the HoLa Festival.

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HoLa Hora Latina regularly contributes to the Visit Knoxville blog. You can read the latest collaboration here:


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HoLa Hora Latina regularly contributes to the Visit Knoxville blog. Read about the best tamales in Knoxville here:


First Friday May 7th: Astrid Galindo Artistic Scholarship Competition and Exhibition

Join us for our next First Friday event, May 7th, 5 PM – 8 PM, at Casa HoLa and vote for your favorite artworks by local, student artists. The three students with the most votes will receive a prize to pay for art supplies! The exhibit and voting will be made available online on Friday, May 7th, at 5pm. Click here to view the virtual exhibit and here to view previous exhibits.

First Friday 7 de mayo: El concurso y la exhibición de la beca artística de Astrid Galindo

Le invitamos a la apertura de First Friday de mayo con estudiantes artistas locales, el 7 de mayo, 5pm-8pm, en Casa HoLa. Voten por sus obras favoritas y los tres estudiantes que obtengan la mayoría de los votos recibirán un premio para la compra de materiales de arte.  La exhibión y el concurso estarán disponsibles en línea el viernes, 7 de mayo, a las 5 pm. Haga clic aqui para mirar por la exhibición virtual y aquí para ver las exhibiciones anteriores. 

Información importante para la comunidad
Important information for the community

HoLa Hora Latina is thankful for the support from the East TN Foundation ArtsFund for their help in continuining to offer the community a Latinx cultural experience through Art, Music and Education.


Due to the severe economic disruptions COVID-19 is causing to professional arts organizations in our region, East Tennessee Foundation is taking immediate steps to help these organizations survive. We cannot imagine East Tennessee without its museums, theaters, and performing arts.
Arts Fund 2020 grants will help ensure the continuity and sustainability of our region’s arts organizations by awarding emergency grants through a simplified and expedited application and process.

The Arts Fund for East Tennessee was established in 1986 to serve as a source of funds to support excellence in the arts, expand access to the arts, and connect artists with each other and with East Tennessee communities.

HoLa Hora Latina thanks the Central Appalachian Asemble ArtPlace Fund for its support in 2020-2021.


Please click on the arrow for a virtual music gift from

Jimmy Bonilla and his Orchestra

Por favor haga click en la flecha para recibir un regalo virtual musical de

Jimmy Bonilla y su Orquesta 

Continuing our appreciation to all the 2019 Sponsors. 

Hope to see you in September of 2021.

Continuando nuestro aprecio a todos los patrocinadores del 2019. 

Esperamos verlos en septiembre de 2021. 

HoLa Festival 2021

A Celebration of Hispanic Art, Culture and Education. Sept. 25-26 @ World’s Fair Park

Free entry for HoLa members, $1 donation for guests ages 12+ 


Stay tuned for updates here at our website or on Facebook and Instagram @HoLaHoraLatina and Twitter @CasaHoLa

HoLa is supported by our community. Apply for membership or pay your dues online.

Visit our gallery in downtown Knoxville, or even purchase art through our online store.

Thank you to our on going sponsors!

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