First Friday Art Exhibit / March 1st, 2024 5pm-9pm
Evento del Primer Viernes del Mes / Exhibición de arte / 1 de Marzo, 5pm-9pm
¡Acompáñenos al Primer Viernes del mes de Febrero. Hola Hora Latina se enorgullece en presentar el “Concurso/Exposición de Arte Estudiantil Astrid Galindo” que muestra el talento de jóvenes artistas locales de entre 15 y 20 años de edad. Durante la exposición, los invitados votarán por su obra de arte favorita. La exposición estará disponible a partir del 1 de Marzo de 5 p. m. a 9 p. m. y permanecerá en Casa HoLa Gallery durante el resto del mes.
También tendremos en Tienda HoLa, mucha mercancía, artesanías importadas y hechas por artistas locales, accesorios, joyas, tarjetas, piñatas, alebijres y mucho más.
Como siempre, tendremos tamales calientitos en venta.
Upcoming Exhibits at the Casa HoLa Gallery
Free toy giveaway for kids at Casa HoLa celebrating Three Kings Day
Juguetes gratis para niños en Casa HoLa celebrando el Día de los Tres Reyes Magos
Joint Exhibit: Valentine’s Day, featuring Héctor Saldivar,
Exhibición conjunta: Amor y la Amistad, Con Héctor Saldivar,
Astrid Galindo Student Art Exhibit and Competition
Featured Artist/s: Stephanie Villagran
Exhibición de Artista: Stephanie Villagran
Featured Artist/s: Gino Castellanos
Exhibición de Artista: Gino Castellanos
Featured Artist/s: Ivy Reid
Exhibición de Artista: Ivy Reid
Joint Exhibit: Art/Poetry night, Featuring
Exhibición Conjunta: Arte/Poetria, Con
Featured Artist/s: Sergio Martinez,
Exhibición de Artista: Sergio Martinez,
Joint Exhibit: Frutos Latinos, Featuring local Latino Artists
Exhibición Conjunta: Frutos Latinos con artistas latinos de knoxville.
Featured Artist/s: Ivan Soto,
Exhibición de Artista: Ivan Soto,
Joint Exhibit: Día de Los Muertos, featuring Héctor Saldivar,
Exhibición conjunta: Día de Los Muertos, Con Héctor Saldivar,
Holiday Bazaar, Annual Members Show
First Friday's in Downtown Knoxville's Historic Arts District
Each First Friday, Casa HoLa displays the works of a new Latin American and/or local artist. Chicken tamales are only sold during First Friday events, but artisan crafts, jewelry, home décor, handbags, and greeting cards are available for purchase during First Fridays and regular gallery hours. With each monthly exhibit’s theme, Casa HoLa offers a free children’s art activity and encourages young people to create and explore new art and cultures. Enjoy previous virtual exhibits here.
The HoLa Festival
The 24th HoLa Festival is returing to Worlds Fair Park in 2024 during the weekend of September 21st and 22nd.
Since 1999, HoLa Hora Latina has celebrated the rich and diverse cultures of Latin America by inviting the community to share in live music, dancing, food and drinks, craft vendors, and educational activities for children. The annual event takes place during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 21st – 22nd).
Local vendors offer handmade, artisan crafts, art, home décor, apparel, jewelry, and other unique items. Draft beer is available while over a dozen food vendors serve up homemade Latin American cuisine. Visitors may enjoy various performances by Latin jazz, rock, salsa, folk and traditional bands and dancers. Children can learn more about Spain and Latin America at the Hispanic heritage booths or enjoy a fun and educational activity at the children’s stage nearby. The community fair and sponsor section provide information important to our Knoxville community. Our Parade of Nations invites the community to join together in showing the traditions and diversity of Hispanic and Latino cultures.
The HoLa Festival depends on sponsors to realize this celebration. Student volunteers, HoLa’s interns, the Board of Directors and our President, Pedro Tomás, work tirelessly to bring this celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month to Knoxville and appreciate your attendance and support.
HoLa Hora Latina’s art gallery inside the Emporium for the Arts is proud to host two contests for artists each year. In May, the Astrid Galindo Student Art Competition invites young artists between the ages of 15 and 21 to display their art at Casa HoLa. Visitors to the gallery vote for their favorite artworks, with three winners receiving a scholarship to pay for art supplies. Learn more about scholarships offered by HoLa Hora Latina here.
During September’s First Friday, local Latino artists are invited to submit one or two artworks to be displayed at Casa HoLa that celebrate their cultures and traditions. This event, called Frutos Latinos, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. Similar to the Astrid Galindo Scholarship Competition, visitors to the gallery vote for their favorite pieces before three winners are announced. On September 15th, the Frutos Latinos exhibit is moved to the Knoxville Museum of Art to mark the beginning of Hispanic Hertiage Month where it remains for the duration of the month. During the opening of the exhibit at the Knoxville Museum of Art, HoLa invites members of our organization, city and county officials, corporate sponsors, and recipients of HoLa scholarships to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and the role HoLa has played in promoting Latin American arts and culture within our community. Any HoLa members are welcome to join in this catered event. Explore membership options here and enjoy last year’s Frutos Latinos exhibit here.
During December, Casa HoLa does not feature a new artist, but, instead offers a Holiday Bazaar featuring handmade holiday décor imported from Latin American artisans as well as the usual items sold at the Casa HoLa tienda. A Christmas Party for members of our organization takes place just ouside the Casa HoLa door in the main gallery of the Emporium. A DJ, catered dinner, drinks, and lots of fun are included in this event to show our appreciation for our supporting members.