Azul Arena began in 2018 with a publication under the same name, created as a platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their work, document the contemporary arts through in-depth articles, and support the creation of art through commissions and collaborations.
The project quickly grew as we began working in other artistic areas: curatorial, project management, and production, most with a social engagement element. These experiences led us to recognize the need of a contemporary art gallery on the border, and our focus has shifted to its creation with the goal of opening it in Spring of 2023. In this space, we hope to provide opportunities for local artists and curators to expand their practices, with a special focus on the lived experience of the border. On top of the exhibitions, we are working on community-engaged programming to continue serving the inhabitants of the region while providing paid opportunities to artists whose work specializes in this area.
The estate of the late Lineaus Lorette is generously matching any donations up to $15,000 through the end of the year, an amount we aim to achieve with a comprehensive fundraising campaign in the coming months.
Your donation will help us get closer to our goal as we continue to elevate the artistic and cultural communities while working for the betterment of the El Paso-Juárez border region.
For more information about this year’s programming, please visit our website at www.azularena.org