Nuvein dedicates itself to ‘voices rarely heard in a world increasingly devoid of diversity’. – Enrique Diaz
The San Gabriel Valley communities of Southern California are a shining example of diverse cultures and societies thriving side by side, where an ongoing process of cultural, ideological, and societal exchange is constant at every level from the evolving collegiate haunts of Claremont, Azusa, Pasadena, and Walnut to the changing demographics of assemblies and local governments such as those of Alhambra, Rosemead, El Monte, Baldwin Park, and evident in the flow and changes of businesses at the Valley Mall or Downtown El Monte, Old Town Monrovia, Uptown Whittier, and the many facets of the swapmeets, farmer’s markets, laundromats, and strip malls north and south of Valley Blvd.
But one thing is certain to connect these many communities and cultures, and that is art. Simply put, the need to create something of value to oneself, for another, or for others is a shared experience. This universal impulse has led societies to many great discoveries and has brought about change.
Nuvein’s founder, Enrique, believed in the unity of individuals that expressed itself in a variety of ways, so much so that Nuvein began its work as an online magazine publishing works of fiction, commentary, poetry, graphic and media art, as well as reviews that brought together individuals all over the globe in each volume of publication. Following a successful nearly decade long run, the drive to affect change locally in the San Gabriel Valley emerged, which then gave rise to the Nuvein Foundation incorporating in El Monte.
So, can you help us bring all artistic groups, organizations, and resources together in an Online Directory?
We hope we can count on your help to make this happen.
This Directory will be for aspiring and emerging artists to get a hold of any chances for further education/training, securing encouragement and assistance, and finding opportunities to showcase their work.
If you are from any of the following SGV regions, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org inform us about your group/organization/resource and provide us any contact information and printable/shared media (eg. logo) that you wish included.
Region A: Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, La Canada-Flintridge, San Marino
Region B: South Pasadena, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Monterrey Park, Montebello
Region C: Arcadia, Monrovia, Temple City, Rosemead, Irwindale
Region D: El Monte, South El Monte, La Puente, Valinda, Baldw in Park
Region E: Whittier (North, Uptown), Avocado Heights, Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, La Habra Heights
Region F: West Covina, Covina, Azusa, Walnut, City of Industry
Region G: San Dimas, Claremont, Pomona, La Verne, Glendora, Diamond Bar