Young East Valley Artists Shine at Coachella Fest

April 26, 2016 /

By: Luis Lua

INDIO, Calif. — A group of young artists from the eastern Coachella Valley recently showcased their art installation, ‘Pyramid of Teotihuacan’ at the 2016 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

This isn’t the first year artists from Raices Cultura, a nonprofit art and cultural expression program based in the eastern Coachella Valley, have been invited to showcase their work at the annual music and arts festival, but this year, designing the art piece had more meaning according to Jacqueline Aguilar, an artist with Raices Cultura.


(Image: Jacqueline Aguilar)

“The theme is pyramids because we wanted to focus on the rising importance of black and brown unity,” Aguilar said. “Which is why one of the pyramids resembles a Teotihuacan shape and the other [pyramid] looks a more like the pyramid of Giza.”

Both pyramid structures were displayed during weekend one and weekend two near the camping area.

Artists from Raices Cultura hope to display the pyramids again at the fifth annual ‘The Hue Music and Arts Festival,’ an event planned by the Building Healthy Communities Youth Organizing Council, on Saturday, April 30 in Mecca, Calif.



(Image: Jacqueline Aguilar)

More information about The Hue Music and Arts Festival:

Date:                     Saturday, April 30th 2015
Time:                    12:30pm-9:30pm.
Location:             Mecca Community Park, Mecca CA 92254

For more information on The Hue Music and Arts Festival, please contact Victor Gonzalez 760-989-7188

About the author: 

LLuaLuis Lua is currently a senior at Desert Mirage High School in Thermal, Calif. Luis joined Coachella Uninc. in September and enjoys learning about video production. He said, “I personally think journalism is a way to exercise our rights,to express ourselves and to help change the way people view our community.”


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