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LA Plaza De Cultura Y Artes Now Open to the Public

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LA Plaza De Cultura Y Artes, L.A.'s first center focused on Mexican American art and culture, opened its doors for the first time yesterday with a day of special events. LA Plaza opened up to regular attendees today at Noon.

"LA starts here!" declares the cultural center at the start of their inaugural exhibit of the same name, which "examines Mexican and Mexican American history and identity in Los Angeles." In the Calle Principal section of the venue, where they welcome guests to "explore the Mexican American community of downtown Los Angeles during the 1920s."

When plans for the cultural center were first announced, LA Plaza’s President and CEO Miguel Ángel Corzo explained the importance of the venue: “The Mexican and Mexican American presence has permeated the communities of Los Angeles with its enduring values and celebration of life, touching and enriching everyone in this global metropolis and beyond."

Here are a few photos from yesterday's Grand Opening event courtesy LAist Featured Photos pool contributor current events. You'll find more images of the exhibits via current events' Flickr set, too.