Betty Avila

Stewarding Community Through Art | Betty Avila, Executive Director, Self-Help Graphics & Art

Latino art and artists have played an important role in the history and life of the Los Angeles region, dating back to the 1920’s.  For nearly 50 years, Self-Help Graphics & Art (SHG) has served as a prominent center for Latino art in printmaking, exhibition, and training, while also serving as a resource for young and emerging artists.

CivitasLA is joined by Betty Avila, Executive Director of SHG, as we discuss the rich history of Chicanx art in our region; the work SHG has undertaken to nurture aspiring artists; and efforts to elevate and expand the voices of Latinx artists and arts organizations through the formation of the Latinx Arts Alliance.

To learn more about SHG and get involved, please visit and to learn more about the Latinx Arts Alliance, please visit  

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