Palmetto Luna Arts
Palmetto Luna Arts’ mission is to foster an understanding of the Latino culture by promoting artistic creation and providing opportunities for cultural expression in South Carolina. Our goals include to create awareness of the Latino arts and culture in the state; expand the scope of art exhibitions and art education to include Latino artists in order to present more diverse insights and inspiration and the cultural manifestation of Latino artists; help to integrate the rapidly growing Latino population into the mainstream arts community; promote emerging Latino artists, and; empower the Latino community through collaborative public art programs.
Palmetto Luna has been developing Latino arts programming for the last 10 years with remarkable success. We are a small and vibrant organization and hold an excellent reputation with local agencies, artists and businesses willing to work together fostering Latino arts and culture. We strongly believe collaborations make us all stronger. We have developed collaborative efforts with important community, educational and private organizations such as Columbia Museum of Art, University of South Carolina, SC Arts Commission, Edventure Children Museum, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, ONE Columbia, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, City of Columbia, Greenville Metropolitan Arts Council, as well community and faith-based organizations.
Arts in Motion
Latino Arts in Motion is aimed to present Latino artistic and cultural activities at public spaces. It includes performances and participation from artists in several areas including music, dance, street performance, painting, sculpture, multi-media artists, theater, and poetry reading, among others.
Latino Arts in Motion goal is twofold: to provide Latino artists with the opportunity to participate in activities for artistic and cultural expression and also to provide members of the community at large (Latino and non-Latino) with the opportunity to experience first-hand the magic of Latino art creation.