Recent Articles

CAN Journal - Fall 2019: Link

Independence Day

On Independence Day 2019, about 11:00pm, I started to receive texts, calls and messages from various people that something was happening at the gallery. I was at work, which is time consuming, but from various photos sent and having a moment to step away to make a couple phone calls, dread began to slowly form within my core. Read More...

CAN Journal - Summer 2019: Link

The Race of Art

As I live and breathe art in the creative community of Cleveland, Ohio, and that is exactly what it is, a living breathing full-fledged 41-billion-dollar industry in the great state of Ohio, according to a study published earlier this year by Ohio Citizens for the Arts and Bowling Green State University. It finds “that the creative industries in Ohio support 289,321 jobs annually, fuel more than $41 billion in economic activity…” Read More...

CAN Journal - Spring 2019: Link

Beyond Good and Evil

To make use of what is available, in the area, the fruit at hand. Instead of looking elsewhere for sustenance, to grow and feed off our own talent. In 2002 the first Latino-owned and managed art gallery in the greater Cleveland metropolitan area was born: La Cosecha Galeria (The Harvest Gallery). But it stood for much more; it was an understanding, a union, an opportunity to display an identity. The ability to open the doors to other artists as an outlet to what is possible. Well received by the community, who until then were starved for a place to showcase their culture and artistic abilities, it always held a warm place in their heart and a revered memory for those that worked with them. Read More...

Cleveland Arts & Culture: Link

Old World Art Culture: From Cleveland to Europe

Last Fall, I had the opportunity to travel to Europe, as an artist, it was a spiritual pilgrimage. Fortunately, my better half loves the arts as well, and she didn’t mind me hijacking our vacation into a quest to see the creative treasures of the world. Read More...

Recent Coverage

Fox 8 News: Link

Kenny celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with local artist Will Sanchez

Throughout the month of September, FOX 8 News has been celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. The celebration continued Wednesday morning as FOX 8’s Kenny Crumpton spent a morning with local artist Will Sanchez. Read More...

Guardian: Link

'Inspirational and moving': The artists and activists changing the face of a US city

We wanted to tell the stories of people creating innovative projects that are addressing Cleveland’s challenges with significant success. Read More...

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Link

Cleveland Champions: 25 people and organizations who are lifting up their communities

They differ in almost every possible way, except one: All have done brilliant, brave things to lift up their communities. Read More...

Freshwater Cleveland: Link

LACHA will bring two new murals and a community art garden to La Villa Hispana

Artist Will Sanchez grew up in the La Villa Hispana neighborhood. But it wasn’t until he was sentenced to 18 months in prison in 2003 for trying to rob a convenience store at 5404 Storer Ave. that he discovered his love and talent for art—and re-embraced his childhood community. Read More...


Grantmakers in the Arts: Link

A Convening in Cleveland Discusses Artists and Cultural Workers as Civic Leaders

One of such artists is Cleveland-based Will Sanchez who, as Ideastream mentions, "bought an abandoned convenience store at West 54th Street and Storer Avenue, in the heart of the city’s Latino community. He's transforming it into an art gallery. Sanchez is part of a growing movement of artists who are using their skills to promote civic change." Read More...


90.3 FM WCPN ideastream: Link

More Than Murals: Cleveland Artists Use Skills For Civic Change

City governments and community organizations often turn to local artists to brighten-up abandoned neighborhood walls. Eyesores are beautified and artists get a chance to earn some money.  But, arts advocates argue that artists offer much more than decoration to area neighborhoods. Read More...


Cleveland Magazine: Link

Most Interesting People 2019: Will Sanchez

HONOR THY CREATOR: Sanchez pays homage to his faith through painting and mixed media, which combines Judeo-Christian symbolism with dark subject matter. “I try to express myself and push my talent to wherever I can get it to in whatever piece I’m working on. I still read the Bible every day. In reading and going through everything I’ve gone through, you walk alone in your faith and what you do.” Read More...


News Channel 5: Link

Cleveland artist opens art gallery in building he tried to rob 14 years ago

On Saturday, artist Will Sanchez will open his new art gallery on the west side of Cleveland.

It is in the same building he tried to rob at gunpoint 14 years ago.

“I sort of just kept pushing, kept believing,” Sanchez said, as he put the final touches on his gallery and paintings Friday morning. Read More...


Cleveland.com: Link

Cleveland artist buys the store he once tried to rob and transforms it into an art gallery

Will Sanchez chose the name La Cosecha Galeria - "The Harvest Gallery" - as a tribute to his roots. Entwined in his new art gallery in the Stockyards neighborhood, which opens this weekend, is a devotion to the place he grew up, a friendship that shaped him and a past that's come, like harvest season, full circle. Read More...

Topiltzin Magazine explores the motives behind the emerging trends in art, media, fashion, film and music.

A window providing insightful analysis of current events, political opinion and creative vision from the leading artist’s perspective.

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