About the Gala and UNIDOS:
UNIDOS is a collaboration of individuals and organizations dedicated to working together to make The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture, and Industry of the Riverside Art Museum a reality in downtown Riverside. Towards this goal, we are launching our inaugural gala, Celebrando Chicano Art, on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at the Riverside Convention Center from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Celebrando Chicano Art, with an expected attendance of 1000 including Cheech Marin and friends, will consist of a VIP reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. (for sponsors), dinner, awards, live performances, and both live and silent auctions.
Cocktail attire; black tie optional. We have released a limited number of additional tickets to purchase. Buy now before we're sold out!
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Stay tuned as we announce the MC, Entertainment, Awardees, and more in the coming weeks!
The evening's live entertainment will come courtesy of TIERRA! Additionally, the Mariachi Divas will perform during dinner and DJ Anthony Guaracha will spin during the VIP reception. Check the discussion tab for more info on Tierra.
Receiving the Chicano Culture Award during the gala will be Dolores Huerta, Founder & President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez.
Receiving the Chicano Art Award during the gala will be Cosmé F. Cordova, artist and Founder/Director of Division 9 Gallery.
Receiving the Patron of the Arts Award is none other than Cheech Marin!
Presenting the Patron of the Arts Award to Cheech will be actor/comedian George Lopez.
Receiving the Chicano Industry Award is Cardenas Markets, one of the largest Hispanic grocers in the United States, headquartered in Ontario, CA.
The emcee for the Gala is Pep Fernandez, an award-winning sports anchor and radio host with more than 18 years in the TV/radio sports broadcasting business.