Sep 1, 2023

Esperanza Community Housing

Esperanza Community Housing is pleased to invite local artists to submit artwork for its upcoming GALA X SEE exhibition at the Mercado La Paloma. The exhibition is paired with Esperanza’s annual gala, Dancing Under the Stars, which seeks to showcase Esperanza’s community development work, celebrate leaders of arts and culture, and spotlight artists from our community through the Gala x See art exhibition.

Esperanza is a social justice organization that accomplishes comprehensive community development in South Los Angeles through six core programs: affordable housing, health equity, economic development, environmental justice, arts and culture, and public policy advocacy. The Mercado la Paloma is a place-based cultural hub of South Los Angeles, home to critically acclaimed restaurants and artisans. Esperanza’s Dancing Under the Stars Gala is our annual fundraising event wherein we celebrate our work and honor champions of social justice in South Los Angeles. Hundreds of attendees will join us on the evening of September 22nd to celebrate our work, enjoy a culinary experience and tasting menu of all Mercado restaurants, listen and dance to live music, and experience an interactive art exhibition.

Exhibition Date: September 12 – October 11, 2023

Exhibition Place: Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Artwork Requirements: Two-dimensional artwork, no smaller than 24 x 32 inches, stretched on canvas or framed and ready to hang. Limit 4 submissions per artist.

Submission Dateline: September 6, 2023. Please submit artwork for consideration using this link.

Delivery Date: September 9, from 1 to 5 pm. Artwork selected must be hand delivered at the offices of Esperanza Community Housing, 3655 S. Grand Ave, Suite 280, Los Angeles, CA 90007 (Second Floor)

Pick up Date: October 12, from 12 to 6 pm

No Entry Fee.

Esperanza reserves the right to refuse or reject any artwork for any reason.

Questions: Please contact Yadira Arévalo, Project Coordinator, at or (323) 618-5069