New Murals in Fresno Portray Deported Veterans

By Peter Maiden A mural prepared by the Leave No One Behind Mural Coalition was unveiled March 28 in Homerun Alley, behind the 3 Hermanos Company store that has...

Meet Aria Luna, a 10-Year-Old Painter and Activist

By Eduardo StanleyPhotos courtesy of Aria Luna When you look at Aria Luna’s painting, you know it’s not kid stuff. It’s paintwork. And then you learn she is a...

Protest for Breonna Taylor in Fresno

By Peter Maiden Alluvial Avenue in front of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno was the site of protests every Friday in June in honor of George Floyd, a...

A Mural of Vanessa Guillen is Unveiled, with a Vigil

By Peter Maiden Around 75 people attended a vigil in Fresno on July 18 in honor of Vanessa Guillen. The vigil was held at 717 N. Fresno Street, where...

I Am a Book

A Free Verse Poem by Richard Iyall I am peace. I am love. I am the light from high...

Teatro Inmigrante: New Theater Project 2020–21

(Editor’s note: Teatro Inmigrante is the brainchild of Agustín Lira and Patricia Wells, local artists with roots in the farmworkers’ movement originated in the 1960s in the Central Valley.)

The Power of Art in Times of the Pandemic

By Community Alliance Staff The “Lift Every Voice” mural project started June 13 on H Street, across from Chukchansi Park, where a group of local artists painted a mural...

The Art of José Elías

By José Elías My name is José Jesús Elías and I was born in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Painting has always interested me even though I never...

The Joy of La Guelaguetza

By Eduardo StanleyPhotos by Peter Maiden The colorful celebration of La Guelaguetza took place on Sept. 22 at Calwa Park in Fresno with hundreds in attendance. La Guelaguetza has...

Playas de Tijuana Mural Project: A Reflection

By Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana A life of experiences, three years of fieldwork and, finally, a fellowship that would make a project come to life. The vision for...

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