DELIVERING THE STORIES
OF THE BARRIO
“Boyle Heights is where beautiful things happen!“
“It's community, where you're next to your tias and familia. It's like home.“
“For a lot of people Boyle Heights is an artery, for me it is my heart.“
“This is not like any other barrio. I´m from Boyle Heights, not East LA.“
“The Paramount Ballroom in Boyle Heights has been the heart and soul of multiracial unity, activism and music for nearly 100 years. A shining model for the country.“
“Boyle Heights for me is resilience, cultura, familia, comunidad, activism, passion, and hope. It is my home.“
“The fight for dignity and respect is now. Clean Boyle Heights.“
“A Mexican tradition in Boyle Heights.“
“Boyle Heights is not a simple place. It is bold, beautiful and brave.“
“Boyle Heights es mi gente.“
“It is our barrio.“
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Levi
Ponce

Born to a sign maker and seamstress, Levi has been studying art and form since childhood. After earning a B.A. in 3D Animation Levi began painting and organizing the creation of murals in Los Angeles. These murals go beyond paint - they are community projects that bring together a wide range of artists, business owners, and youth.

Marlene
Solorio

Marlene Solorio is a Mexican-American social activist, illustrator, and graphic designer whose work focuses on amplifying the voices of Latin American indigenous communities. Her best-known work is an illustration of indigenous Ecuadorian activist Nemonte Nenquimo, in honor of Nenquimo's inclusion in the Time 100.

Marlene
Solorio

Marlene Solorio is a Mexican-American social activist, illustrator, and graphic designer whose work focuses on amplifying the voices of Latin American indigenous communities. Her best-known work is an illustration of indigenous Ecuadorian activist Nemonte Nenquimo, in honor of Nenquimo's inclusion in the Time 100.

Hector
Arias

Hector Arias graduated as a dreamer in 2011 from California State University, Los Angeles. His butterfly motif is a symbol of inmigration and stages of life. His work has been featured on the wall of the Mexican Consulate building in Los Angeles as well as the library in South East Los Angeles.

Kalli
Arte

Self taught artists, Adriana Carranza and Alfonso Aceves, are Kalli Arte Collective from Boyle Heights. "Kalli is our home.The foundation of our culture. It allows for our survival and protection. We must understand that the status of our bodies, homes, and community reflects the status of our spirits."