Centro Hispano will host its second annual An Evening of Dreaming event on Friday and Saturday featuring visual and performance art and culinary bites from local artists.
The evening is considered a “visual, edible, audible artistic experience” created in partnership with VEA Events, which specializes in sourcing artists and chefs to work in collaboration. The art and food pop up will feature 16 artists set up throughout the building on both Friday and Saturday evening from 6pm to 9pm.
Attendees are welcome to come anytime during the event to experience culinary and visual art collaborations that include murals and neon displays as well as chefs from Bassett Street Brunch Club, Cento and Fresco.
“This year we’re highlighting local chefs, young artists, and people in the community who really contribute to the richness that makes our country our country,” said Centro’s Director of Development Nina Gehan.
The event was originally intended to be a fundraiser for the center, but plans changed after an announcement from early this month of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program being discontinued.
“We had to sit down and figure out what we would do, we couldn’t just ask people to pay for this and drink wine and look at art when a large part of our community is at risk,” said Gehan.
As a result the event will now be free and attendees are only required to register online. Each registration comes with an appetizer and dessert. A program was also added at 7:30 where Centro’s director will share some words and two spoken word artists will share pieces on the topic of immigration.
“I hope that people can realize the value of Centro to Madison and the value of our community to Madison,” Gehan said.
Those interested in attending the event can still register here.