La Pena Cultural Center

La Pena Cultural Center

Social justice and culture change through the arts, education and community action since 1975

La Peña (gathering place) is a non-profit community cultural center, based at 3105 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley, where people can experience art and culture from Latin America and from around the world and where community groups involved in both domestic and international issues can organize cultural and educational programs to foster respect and understanding among the diverse peoples of the world. In addition to our public events, La Peña offers classes in music and houses Café Valparaiso which offers a Latin American menu and beverages, and provides a "second stage" for more intimate cultural gatherings.