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Wed July 21, 2010
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Latino Arts Project Kicks Off Events

Latino Arts Project Kicks Off Events

Julie Steele

Chattanooga, TN – A brand new series of annual arts-based programming celebrates Chattanooga's diverse Latin communities. Titled the Latino Arts Project, it's a level of programming designed to document, present and promote traditional and Hispanic folk arts. The program will kick off officially Sunday from 3-5 p.m. One of those arts is the art of storytelling.

The kickoff event will feature things not normally seen in the Chattanooga area but common in Latino communities. The project is housed at the St. Andrews Center and under the umbrella of St. Andrews.

And there's more than just off community kick off event. From and for the next two years, once a month, a Latino-based activity will be held.

The St. Andrews Center is located at 1918 Union Avenue, Chattanooga. All of the events are free. A nominal fee will be charged for some of the classes.

Liza Blair, director of the Latino Arts Project, stresses that the classes are for the entire community and not just for Latinos. For more information on activities and classes and the Latino Arts Project in general go online to st-andrewscenter. org. Or call 423-629-8972 or 423-400-7067.