w25th Diarios: Link
A La Cosecha Galeria is proud to present “w25th Diarios” a 1980’s Retrospective, hosted by Future Ink Graphics (FIG) featuring the original artwork of Will “Topiltzin” Sanchez as he introduces new work with this upcoming series of paintings and a creative storytelling series focused upon the perspective of issues and adaption during his growth on the streets of Cleveland. Poverty, violence, drug endemics and crime. Returning to the neighborhood that seeded his interpretation of the world, life philosophy and creative influence which has spanned decades.
Topiltzin Art Exhibition Days/Hours:
June 24, 2023 - July 8, 2023 | Monday – Sunday | 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Hosted by Future Ink Graphics (FIG) located at the Pivot Center for Art, Dance and Expression, 2937 West 25th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113.
Please join us for the closing event which will take place on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at 6:00PM. Hosted by Future Ink Graphics (FIG) and LatinUS. Refreshments by Café Social. Music by DJ Flaco Flash. Poetry by Marisol Ramos and New Genesis. We welcome the entire community to come enjoy our art, music, performances, and perspective.
CAN Journal - Summer 2021: Link
LCG Arts & Culture Space: Mural & Patio Project
A mural is being created for the north wall of our building facing Pearl Road. It is no secret: murals make our neighborhoods beautiful! They add color to building walls and streets that would otherwise go unnoticed, which is a treat for locals and tourists alike. Murals attract new local businesses, help bring customers to pre-existing locations, and boost the economy of an area. We will design a visual art mural outline and base background, then welcome the community to come and enjoy the garden atmosphere as we bring the vibrant colors to life. Read More...
CAN Journal - Spring 2021: Link
La Cosecha Opening New Location in Spring 2021
La Cosecha Galeria, a well-publicized art gallery owned by artist Will “Topiltzin” Sanchez, which has welcomed artists to develop since 2001, is moving from Storer Avenue to Pearl Road, and plans a new venture in a new location, housing its gallery, a second outlet for The Headshop boutique, and an added worldly café environment: the Creative Café. Read More...
CAN Journal - Winter 2019: Link
2019 Year In Review
La Cosecha Galeria introduces its inceptive market this holiday season, bringing together a diversity of people and art with original handmade crafts, sculptures, embroidery, paintings, photography, books, antiques and many other unique items for purchase during this gift-giving season. A variety of exotic delicacies, desserts and beverages will be offered for sale as well. This event is open to the public and we hope all can join us for this celebration of local artisans and entrepreneurs. Read More...
CAN Journal - Fall 2019: Link
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...
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...
'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 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...