Celebrating Words Festival

Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore is proud to present the 14th Annual Celebrating Words Festival: Written, Performed, and Sung, the longest running literacy and arts festival in the San Fernando Valley. We are excited to continue this celebration in Pacoima and provide an outdoor space that encourages creativity and imagination, where artistic expression can thrive, and where we can come together to support intellectual growth and emotional healing in the vital and unique ways that arts and literacy can.

Opening Ceremony by Tía Chuchas’ resident mexihca dance group, Danza Temachtia Quetzalcoatl

Free Books for kids ages toddler- 12th grade! First come, first served.

Free plants from Sylmar Horticulture Club


Performances by:

Yessika Salgado author of “Tesoró” and “Corazón”

The Chuchas

The Little Jaraneros

Mariachi Los Cachorros from Telfair Elementary

Poetry by From Trauma to Transformation Poetry

Breakdancing by Gr818ers

Mexican Folklore by Plaza Comunitaria Sinaloa

Poetry by Tia Chucha Press Poets

Folklorico Macuilxochitl

Young Warriors


Creative Workshops:

Guided Painting with Desiboo Creations

Screen printing with Cultivarte

Plantitas with Nature Parkway

Birthday Counts with Mexicayotl

Tia Chucha Press zine making

La Troka by Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Toddler Jam Sessions with Friends of the Family


Hearts & Hands Mercadito (1 Block Away)

At Pacoima Arts Incubator

13456 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima, CA 91331

Vendors TBA

Email: heartsandhands@tiachucha.org


Resource Fair:

Plaza Comunitaria Sinaloa

El Nido Family Center Association.



Los Angeles Educational Partnership


More TBA


Food Truck Row: TBA

Thank You to our Sponsors for supporting the vision of Celebrating Words Festival:

California Arts Council

Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Los Angeles Educational Partnership

First 5 Los Angeles

Pacoima Neighborhood Council

Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez

Class of, LLC

Myke’s Cafe  

Wild Plum

Mi Pueblito


More Information visit www.tiachucha.org

For questions email: celebratingwords@tiachucha.org

Phone Number: (818) 939-3433


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