CHIMMAYA presents ‘Arte Para La Gente | Art for the People’

15 years in business….we’re closing ChimMaya at the end of November

Machete, 2012 by Oscar Magallanes

After much consideration…We’ve decided (Steven & Dan) that we want to take ‘some time off‘, from the day-to-day responsibilities of running and operating our gallery.

It’s been an incredible experience! 

We’ve been fortunate to meet, represent, and exhibit so many amazing/talented artists, whose careers are now getting the recognition they deserve and hopefully, have benefited from the exposure our gallery has given them.

We invite you to join us for a not to be missed exhibition @ ChimMaya

Opening Reception

Sunday, October 13th | 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

ChimMaya Resident Artists:  Yolanda Gonzalez, Emilia Garcia, Rick Ortega, CiCi Segura Gonzalez, Gennaro Garcia, Julie Zarate, Esau Andrade, German Rubio

Invited Artists:  Margaret Garcia, Frank Romero, Magu, Robert Palacios, Christina Ramos, Wayne Healy, David Botello, Emilia Cruz, Erin Currier, Kikki Eder, Bonnie Lambert, David Flury, Steve Leal, Pola Lopez, Jose Lozano, Ixchel Marina, Laura Vasquez Rodriguez, Otto ‘Tito’ Sturcke, Linda Vallejo, Antonio Rael

Thomas Acevedo, Pavel Acevedo, Lalo Alcaraz, Eric Almanza, Anna Alvarado, Francisco Alvarado, David Amoroso, Linda Arreola, Cathy Ashworth, Irene Carranza, Art Carrillo, Nani Chacon, Jamie Chavez, Salvador Correa, Steven Correa, Emily Costello, Monica Gisel Crespo, Pablo Cristi, Victoria Delgadillo, Rafael Delgado jr, Alex Escalante, Ofelia Esparza, John Galan, Crystal Galindo, Luis Garcia, Dolores Haro Gonzalez, Sergio Hernandez, Jeannette Herrera, Ernie Herrera, MJ Lindo, Lauretta Lowell, Ernie Lucero, Oscar Magallanes, Maja, Brandon Maldonado, Isabel Martinez, Manuel ‘Manny’ Martinez, Mer Young, Michelle Taylor, MRBBABY, Carlos Nieto III, Francisco Palomares, Nikki Garcia Poling, Jake Prendez, Rafa, Ramon Ramirez, Chuy c/s, Joe Ray, Barbara Rivera, Lucy Rivera, Eugene Rodriguez, Sheila Rodriguez, Sonia Romero, Laura Salas, Niki J Sands, Carmine Santaniello, Darlene Saucedo, Joey Terrill, The Dead Beatnik, Luis Tinoco, Paul Torres, Peter Tovar, Roger Trivinos, Suzanne Urquiza, Vakseen, Ruben Zavala, John Zender, Raul Pizzaro, Maria Croucier

At this date, we’re still confirming artists who will be participating in ‘Arte Para La Gente’, and those names will be added once they’re confirmed.


Antonio Pelayo invites you to experience the Day of the Dead event
EL VELORIO, celebrating its 10 Year anniversary

IXPETZ, 2019 by Oscar Magallanes

Largest DOD Art Show ever assembled, Concert, Car Show, Face Painting, Live Art, Screenings, Fashion Show, Food, Drinks

•Special Carlos Almaraz documentary screening

Hosted by Gazoo Olmeda
Mariachi Los Reyes
Folklor Pasion Mexicana
Aztec Dancers
With a few special surprise performances!

Hosted by Calipso & Mauricio Ahued
DJ ChrisRox
No Where Fast band
Myk Mansun
Player WON


Day of the Dead attire is highly encouraged!!!

Art Show curated by Shana Nys Dambrot & Antonio Pelayo,

Abraham H Romero, Adam Bars, Albert Acosta, Alfie Numeric, Alex Garcia, Annie Terrazzo, Angela McCluskey, Amy Kaps, Bettina Hubby, Bunnie Reiss, Cesar Aldana, Chandy Mendez, Christine De Aro, Claudia Khandenwe, David Arquette, Danny Galieote, Deadmundo, El Sid Emmiric Konrad, Esmeralda Ezz, Francisco Palomares, Freddy Robles, Gabriel Prieto, George Yepes, Germizm, Gregory Siff, Heaven One, Isaac Pelayo, Jeff Hamilton, Joe Tate, Jza Figueroa, Kent Gordon, La Morena, Laurie Palomino, Lauren Mariscal, Leonard Greco, Luis Islas, Lourdez Amezqua, Maria Kane, Man One, Maldita Bruja, Malo, Mayan Gil, Mario Alberto, Mark Steven Greenfield, Martin Durazo, Ney Blak, Nellie Beatty, Laurie Lipton, Linda Vallejo, Oscar Magallanes, Pablo Damas, Rick Robledo, Risk, Rob Guadarrama, Saber, Steven Ortiz, Sofia Pereyra, Sylvia Ji, Tatevic Pelayo, Todd Carpenter, Victor Wilde, Vyal, Willie T, Yesenia Calvillo, Viralboa, Zach Oldenkamp, Zoro Rodriguez


October 11 – December 15, 2019

Opening at the California Museum’s Día de los Muertos Fiesta on Fri., Oct. 11, “El Arte de las Almas: Día de los Muertos 2019” (“The Art of Souls: Day of the Dead 2019”) is a new exhibit featuring original art and contemporary altar installations by California artists including Oscar Magallanes, John S. Huerta and Raul Mejia.

A journey through life, love and death, the exhibit explores the Mexican cultural tradition of honoring deceased loved ones each year on November 1 and 2 by displaying calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls), altares de muertos (altars of the dead) and ofrendas (offerings), which has evolved from the Aztecs to modern-day Mexico and California.

Members of the public are also invited to remember a lost loved one in the exhibit’s Community Altar.

¡Ya Basta!

¡Ya Basta! The East L.A. Walkouts and the Power of Protest

June 15 2018 – February 25 2019

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes presents ¡Ya Basta! The East L.A. Walkouts and the Power of Protest, a retrospective exhibition which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the East Los Angeles walkouts and brings the story of this important moment in the history of civil rights to a new generation of students. Through photographs, posters, documents, memorabilia, music, film footage, and contemporary art, the exhibition explores educational inequality in California and the actions taken by the Mexican and Mexican American students of East Los Angeles to change unequal conditions in their schools. ¡Ya Basta! links the East L.A. walkouts to a longer history of Latinx protest, including recent student activism around gun control. Interactive exhibition elements challenge visitors to stand up against injustice and become a part of this powerful legacy. Public programming throughout the run of the exhibition, including films, panel discussions, and guided student tours, will inspire intergenerational conversations about the past, present, and future of Latinx activism. The exhibition is on view from June 15, 2018 to February 25, 2019.

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
501 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 • 888 488-8083 • M,W & Th, 12–5 pm, Fri-Sun 12-6