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Gratitude Mural

The mural comprises three winning images of a drawing contest, called to recognize essential workers during the pandemic. The project was made possible thanks to the sponsorship of CEMEX and the collaboration of Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), which provides undeserved youth an equal chance to succeed through a comprehensive array of after-school programs.
















The winning artists are Marlené Nancy López, Anne Hong and Christopher Daniels of Guatemalan, Korean, and Filipino origin respectively. The muralists who helped to capture the drawings are Yair Sarmineto and Emmanuel Gálvez, both of Mexican descent. The project reflects the multicultural and multi-ethnic character of Los Angeles and in particular, the importance that the Consulate General of Mexico gives to building community in trying times.


In addition to the winning artists and muralists the event was attended by the Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles, Marcela Celorio; the Executive Director of Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), Tony Brown, and the Director for Government Affairs and Communications of CEMEX, Debbie Wells. Also at the opening were the Consul General of Guatemala, Tekandi Paniagua and the Deputy Consul General of the Philippines, Ambrosio Brian F. Enciso III.

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Gratitude Mural

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The murals' unveiling drew attention of local media, including ABC7, CBS, LA This Week, and LA Opinion. These beautiful designs were created by the winners of the Gratitude Art Contest - Marlené Nancy López, Christopher Daniels, and Annie Hong. It was beautiful to see our community come together as HOLA faculty, HOLA alumni, and local community artists joined the team to paint these stunning murals. HOLA Visual Arts Director, Nara Hernandez, guided and supported the teams of artists as they painted day and night to complete this meaningful project in honor of our essential workers!

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After 2 years working on the creation of a new statement representing Mexican and Mexican American art in Los Angeles, the Mexican Center for Culture and Cinematic Arts (CCCM), with the support of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, AMEXCID and Viva Aerobus, is proud to launch:
















A mural by artist Héctor Arias aka "Tetris" located on the Consulate's facade at the intersection of W 6th St and S Park View St. 

If you would like to be the artist of our next mural, please submit an original art mural idea to  


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2401 W 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 90057
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Hector Arias better known as "Tetris" is a graffiti artist and graphic designer from Michoacan Mexico based in LA, he is well known because of his intervention to the Dodger´s House in East Los Angeles.
Hip hop culture and iconic characters are his daily basis inspiration but for this commission Tetris was inspired by his home town in Mexico, its culture and the largest immigration phenomenon from mother nature... Can you guess???



  • Be a point of reference for urban art in the area.

  • Boost local talent.

  • Create a feeling of community and belonging.

  • Offer a space for contemporary artistic expression.


Why we are doing this:


In the county of Los Angeles there are 10.1 million residents, of which 3.7 million are of Mexican origin. Of these 3.7 million, 1.4 million were born in Mexico and this represents 37% of the area, the highest concentration of Mexican nationals in the United States.


The Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles opened 2 years ago the Mexican Center for Culture and Cinematic Arts (CCCM), a space that seeks to promote, portray and enhance the talent of this community. This new space tries to strengthen the bond between the Mexican and Mexican American community, offering a cultural program that enhances the Mexican culture in Los Angeles.


Muralism is a deep tradition in Mexico and Los Angeles emerged in the 1930s with artists like José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros among others. This tradition continued for decades and in the most recent years, Los Angeles has become a world reference for urban art. Judy Baca has been a special promoter of these cultural expressions, particularly in the Latino community.


Under this context, the CCCM will offer a space to cultivate intercultural dialogue and expose new narratives of the migrant community.  Through this mural will be able to make note of the quality of the artists and the great potential that exists through these artistic works and manifestations. 


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