La Villa Hispana’s, Clark-Fulton neighborhood
hosts the 4rd Annual La Placita summer series of its
open-air markets on three Saturdays this summer.
This year, La Placita was held on June 9th, with additional
events on July 14th and August 18th, 2018. La Placita
(the marketplace) is an open-air pop-up summer market land
festival located at the intersection of Clark Avenue and West
25th in the US Bank lot.
Included in the June event was live music by Chakai Manta,
Gozadera, and Grupo Kawakan, Latin dance lessons by
VIVA Dance, and performances by Julia De Burgos
Cultural Arts Center.
The Latino-themed mercado, or market, is one of many
efforts to ignite La Villa Hispana, a community
redevelopment project in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood of
Cleveland’s West Side. This project promotes the neighborhood’s
Latino culture as a community identity by creating a destination
that fosters economic development in the Clark-Fulton
Eventually La Placita will evolve into a permanent indoor,
year-round operation that houses micro-retail businesses; a
permanent mercado within La Villa Hispana.
La Placita events include:
· Live entertainment;
· Traditional food experiences;
· Artisan vendors;
· Experiential arts and culture programming.
Completely unique in Northeast Ohio, La Placita Cleveland
is a destination for shoppers seeking Latino goods; it serves as
one of the hubs of Latino culture in Cleveland. This free,
family-friendly event promotes entrepreneurship by serving as an
incubator to grow permanent businesses in a micro-retail
“La Placita is a grassroots neighborhood initiative where
culture and commerce intersect. It is a new and exciting
cultural experience that all families can enjoy while supporting
local vendors offering food and goods,” explained Jenice
Contreras, Executive Director of the Hispanic Business
Sponsors include: Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana, Dollar
Bank, Dominion, Tri-C, Forest City Realty Trust, Steel Valley
Federal Credit Union, Cleveland Clinic, Third Federal, Horizon
Education Centers, Neighborhood Family Practice, The Centers for
Family & Children, and Encompass Ohio Realty.
For more information, visit our website at
www.hbcenter.org or call us at 216.281.4422 or
216.548.3026 on the date of the event.