Dress Up to Get Down at the Pachuco Ball for the Cheech Marin Center
Cultura Con Llantas organizes fundraising event for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry of the Riverside Art Museum
Perris, CA – Cultura Con Llantas invites you to a Pachuco Ball fundraiser on August 25 from 6 p.m. to midnight. A volunteer collective of lowrider enthusiasts, Cultura con Llantas or culture on wheels, came together to create this fundraiser for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry of the Riverside Art Museum while paying homage to the lowrider car culture tradition and recognizing the historical legacy of the Mexican-American pachuco culture.
The Pachuco Ball will feature live music by Lil Bit of Soul and Flash Bak, food, and drinks, as well as classic cars and lowriders, all at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds Harrison Hall. Some event attendees will dress up in Zoot Suits and other classics outfits associated with the pachuco culture.
“Many thanks to Cultura Con Llantas for the efforts to maintain our car culture and for organizing this event,” says Cheech Marin. “We can accomplish so much together!”
Saturday, August 25, 2018, 6 p.m. – midnight
Lake Perris Fairgrounds Harrison Hall
Lake Perris Fairgrounds, 18700 Lake Perris Drive
For more information, visit www.riversideartmuseum.org
“We are often asked ‘why a Pachuco Ball? and why the image of the Pachuco?’,” issued the Cultura Con Llantas group in a statement. “Our response is that the image of the Pachuco is in line with the creation and maintenance of The Cheech. Chicano art is about identity, about culture, and about trying to create space and acceptance in a society that does not value us as individuals or as a community. Several iconic figures appear repeatedly in Chicano art. These images appear on canvases, on posters, and in gigantic murals. These images represent resistance to oppressive forces and ideals.”
Tickets are $25 per person, which includes appetizers until 8 p.m. There is no additional charge for parking. There will be a bar where drinks may be purchased. Come make art, win raffles for vintage items, and compete in the Dance and Best Dressed competitions!
Purchase your tickets at the door.
The Riverside Art Museum integrates art into the lives of people in a way that engages, inspires, and builds community by providing high quality exhibits and art education programs that instill a lifelong love of the arts. RAM relies on the generosity of members and donors to support its exhibitions, education programs, and special events. A 60-plus-year-old, non-profit cultural arts institution housed in a National Historic 1929 building designed by Hearst Castle and AIA Gold Medal-winning architect Julia Morgan, the museum welcomes over 50,000 visitors a year. The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. For information on exhibits, events, classes, memberships, or sponsorship opportunities, visit www.RiversideArtMuseum.org. For information about the proposed Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry of the Riverside Art Museum, visit www.riversideartmuseum.org/cheech or www.thecheechcenter.org. Find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/riversideartmuseum), Twitter (RAMRiverside), Instagram (@riversideartmuseum), and Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/ramarts).
Sponsored by: California Alliance for Renewable Energy Solutions, UCR Latin American Studies Program, Assemblymember Jose Medina, Don Peterson – Mayor Pro Tem of Banning, Our Stilo Magazine, Rauel’s Specialty Linens