The Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
The Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery is a multi-use accessible Cultural Arts Gallery located on the border of West Seattle and the White Center neighborhood. We host monthly art exhibitions focused on marginalized communities and communities of color. We offer an ever growing gift shop with unique collection of apparel, jewelry, handmade gifts, and amazing works of art by local and national artists. The Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery also serves as a community space for events such as arts related lectures and workshops, open mics, and community forums and events. We are located at 9414 Delridge Way SW Seattle WA 98106.
Nepantla is a Nahuatl (Aztec language) term which describes being in the middle or the space in the middle. The term was popularized by Chicana writer/scholar Gloria Anzaldua. Most often the term references endangered communities, cultures or gender who due to colonialism/marginalization or historical trauma, that engage in resistance strategies of survival. Nepantla becomes the alternative space in which to live, heal, function and create.
The Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery serves at the Latinx/Chicanx arts hub of Seattle. We provide a welcoming space for community to celebrate cultura as well as a place for local artists and artisans to sell their work. We have teamed up with Northwest Folklife to host the Proxima Generacion: Youth Arts Residency every other Monday from 5pm to 7pm in our space. We also offer arts related workshops and community events that are free, and open to the community.
Our goal is to offer an accessible cultural arts space for community. The Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery brings voice to our community, it allows us to share our story to the larger Seattle Community. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Jake Prendez & Judy Avitia-Gonzalez
Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery