When our Executive Director Nancy Halpern Ibrahim first heard Kim Vinson and the Rubato-Elegante Ensemble's groovy tunes, Esperanza immediately provided the jazz group with a regular venue in the form of Mercado La Paloma. Vinson's passion for the flute along with her bandmates' respective talents are showcased at our cultural safe haven, where performers and community members bond over the common languages of music and art. On the heels of celebrating 30 years of service, we will continue to give local creators a platform to exhibit their work, improve their craft, and increase access to local art and culture for our community….#Esperanza4SouthLA #community #LA #LosAngeles #SouthLA #SouthLosAngeles #arts #culture #music #jazz

Posted by Esperanza Community Housing Corporation on Thursday, October 3, 2019


Esperanza’s Arts & Culture Program empowers local artists through cultural, art and enrichment programming at Mercado La Paloma.  Art exhibits and cultural festivals are designed to support local artists and celebrate various cultures of South Los Angeles. The Arts & Culture Program activities have consistently contributed to the local economy, having supported more than 300 local artists with exhibit and performance space.

For more information on how you can get involved as an exhibitor artist or view our upcoming exhibits, contact: