Self Help Graphics & Art to Host a Community Celebration Reception on friday june 24 at 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

LOS ANGELES, June 202022 /PRNewswire/ — Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) has reached a key milestone in its Fundraiser and successfully paid off his mortgage this spring, just four years after acquiring Self Help Graphics & Art’s current headquarters at 1300 E. 1st Street. Los Angeles, CA. 90033 (Boyle Heights). In addition to this amazing news, SHG has hired Los Angeles-based DAC Architecture and renovation project manager, TELACUto oversee the execution of the renovation of its building, which is expected to begin in the spring of 2023.

“Building payback is a monumental achievement for Self Help Graphics & Art, which began in the garage of our co-founder, Sister Karen Boccalero and has since had three different homes,” the general manager said, Betty Avila. “It is powerful that over the past 50 years, Self Help Graphics & Art can offer its permanence to the Chicano community, which has carved a legacy of cultural contributions within its walls, and sustained it for decades. of systemic underinvestment.SHG can now focus all of its energy on the work our community needs most – a space for culturecreativity, inspiration and affirmation.”

To date, SHG is only the fifth Latinx Visual Art Organization in the country to own his property. “Self Help Graphics shares the gratitude and joy of the collaborative accomplishment of becoming stewards of the land with all of our colleagues across the culture and arts ground locally and globally. This advance in SHG permanent roots Capital Campaign is another testament to the brilliance of SHG’s collaborative community values ​​that have guided our creative legacy of social justice praxis for nearly 50 years. We also recognize that we rely on the interconnected local SHG and global resilience of bipoc-enabled artists and culture workers who have dedicated valuable time and energy to cultivating the wisdom and strength of future generations of community artists and artistic administrators. It is a victory for all of us; past, present and future generations, let’s celebrate!” Endy BernalPresident of the council.

“Self Help Graphics has been indispensable to people raised on the Eastside of LA. Since its founding, it has been a haven for artists, activists, and those aspiring to celebrate Chicano culture at a time when that celebration was an act of challenge. Decades later, Self Help Graphics continues to be a place of gathering, plotting, and creation. The California Community Foundation is thrilled that Self Help Graphics now has a permanent home, that its legacy lives on, and that it be ready to nurture future generations of artists, activists and art lovers,” said Maria CabildoDirector of Housing and Economic Opportunity, California Community Foundation (CCF).

To mark this momentous occasion, Self Help Graphics will host a Community Celebration Reception on Friday, June 24, 2022 of 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend to learn more about SHG’s vision and meet its new architectural and project partners who will oversee the renovation of the building and make SHG’s Creative Home a reality for future generations. The free community reception will include music, libations and live printing by Master Printer, Dewey Tafoyaand studio assistant and apprentice, Gaby Claire.

The path to complete mortgage repayment was supported by the Los Angeles County Supervisory District 1 (Office of the Honorable Hilda L. Solis), La Vida Feliz Foundation, Perenchio Foundation, Ahmanson Foundation, Vera R. Campbell Foundation, The California Endowment, and private donors. The Capital Renovation fundraising is underway with the support of the state of california and significant contributions from generous private donors.

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About self-help graphics and art

Since its inception in 1973, SHG has produced over 2,000 editions of fine art prints, including 62 studio projects and exhibitions worldwide. The organization remains dedicated to the production, performance, and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latinx artists; and its multidisciplinary, intergenerational programs promote artistic excellence and empower the community by providing access to workspace, tools, training and resources. Nearly 50 years later, SHG continues to nurture emerging Chicana/o and Latinx artists through its world-class printmaking practice and supports the role of artists as leaders, both within its organization and in the community. . For more information, visit

About the California Community Foundation

The California Community Foundation (CCF) served as a public charity for Los Angeles County since 1915. Its mission is to lead positive systemic change that strengthens Los Angeles communities. CCF Commissioners $2.5 billion of assets and manages 1,800 charitable foundations, funds and bequests. For more information, please visit

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