SELA Arts Festival at the L.A. River

Lil' Libros was founded by Patty Rodriguez & Ariana Stein. Patty is a mother of two and a community leader who enjoys empowering tomorrow’s young leaders at conferences and summits, and can be seen on Saturday mornings cheering on her oldest son at a soccer game. You can listen to her every morning on On Air with Ryan Seacrest.

"In a world with a shortage of bilingual books for children, two mothers began their mission to introduce bilingualism and Latin American culture through picture board books. Lil’ Libros was created to inspire parents to read to their children and encourage them to do so in two languages. At Lil’ Libros, we celebrate Latin American culture and important figures in its history. Our books honor beautiful stories like the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and Cuban music icon, Celia Cruz in English and Spanish with rich and colorful illustrations while also introducing them to concepts like first words, numbers, colors, shapes, and biographies! We believe children’s books are seeds that when nourished allow for a child to turn their dreams into reality. Our goal is to make the world a better place by providing authentic stories that promote inclusivity and love!"

Lil’ Libros

They are a vendor-based organization focused on bringing the local community and artist together. Per Molcajete Dominguero, they are the largest Latinx pop-up vendor in the U.S. They are a one of a kind shopping extravaganza that takes place every month featuring over 70 curated local artist and vendors. Molcajete is known for their large social media network by which they regularly secure thousands of attendees for their events. They were chosen as a partner in part to help us promote this event throughout their networks.

Molcajete Dominguero

Founded by Kateri Gutierrez (Lynwood resident), Collective Avenue Coffee is a worker-owned cooperative that also host open-mic’s for local Southeast artists. They will be providing coffee at the event.

Collective Avenue Coffee

Proyecto Vecindad is a community organization based out of the Southeast LA area.

Proyecto Vecindad

SELA Arts Festival at the L.A. River

2019 date TBA

Come celebrate the arts and culture of the Southeast with local artists, L.A. River stakeholders, and our community! Participants include SELA artists and vendors, L.A. River organizations and local food trucks. There will also be plenty of family-friendly activities, theater, dance, music and more!

In the L.A. River channel
5400 Monroe Ave.
South Gate, CA 90280
**No alcohol, no smoking and no glass allowed!

Bike, walk or drive to the site.
Parking available at Hollydale Park.