Sol Art Radio is hosting a Santa Cecilia CD Release Party on Jan. 22. Doors open at 8 pm. The show starts at 9 pm. The cost is only five dollars. Sol Art Radio is located at 625 French St., in Santa Ana.
The party will feature Madame Recamier and Pambo. The event is cosponsored by Mucho Music.
SolArt Gallery Café was founded in 2004 by Sali Heraldez following her lifelong dream to see her favorite things in life come together under one roof: art, music, and community. Since its inception, the gallery hosted the works of over 50 local artists and along with the sounds 500 local bands. The gallery’s original location at 2202 N. Main St. and its exhibits were reviewed by all major local newspapers. Sunset Magazine described it as “an art gallery like no other.”
It distinguished itself from other galleries through its adamant support of grassroots community creativity and activism. It has hosted music festivals, conferences, creative writing workshops, poetry readings, theater workshops, and even a week-long art and activism camp. The space has been available for progressive causes that have ranged from organic farming, anti-militarization of public schools, and supporting indigenous communities in Southern Mexico.
The goal of SolArt is to promote solidarity through all the arts. SolArt believes that art and politics are not mutually exclusive and that they are most successful when they are brought together. SolArt’s staff is composed by local Santa Ana women who have spent most of their adult lives balancing their passion for local activism with a commitment for the arts in every medium.
SolArt’s staff is composed by local Santa Ana women who have spent most of their adult lives balancing their passion for local activism with a commitment for the arts in every medium.