Casa HoLa will be closed the week of March 13-17, 2017

If you need us for any reason, please e-mail us at: casahola@holahoralatina.org

Welcome to our official website. 

Casa HoLa and Gallery is located at

100 South Gay Street, Suite 112

Knoxville, TN.  37902

865-335-3358 / casahola@holafestival.org

Hours of operation at Casa HoLa-Gallery: MWF from 1:00pm-5:00pm

FROM THIS HOME PAGE, SELECT FROM THE ABOVE MENU OPTIONS FOR INFORMATION ABOUT:

THE ORGANIZATION,  THE ANNUAL HOLA FESTIVALS, HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT HOLA'S MISSION BY BECOMING A MEMBER,  AND IMPORTANT HISPANIC EVENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY. 

CHECK OUT THE HOLA FACEBOOK PAGE AT https://m.facebook.com/hoLaFestivalKnox?ref=bookmarks

LINKS TO HISPANIC ORGANIZATIONS IN EAST TENNESSEE:

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of East Tennessee

Centro Hispano of East Tennessee

Hispanic Ministry - The Diocese of Knoxville

Latin American Student Organization at UT

Comité Popular

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BELOW:  The grand finale of the annual Hola Festival is the end of the Parade of Nations when all participants representing Hispanic dress, countries, and culture, pose at the steps of the main stage at Market Square. 

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HoLa Festival 2017 / September 16 & 17, 2017

Market Square / Downtown Knoxville, TN

First Friday Exhibit / April 7th, 2017.

Casa HoLa at the Emporium for the Arts / Suite 112

100 south Gay Street, Knoxville, TN.  37902

Featuring: "Graphite and Colors" by Miguel Angel Aguilar

and held over by popular demand: "Paintings by Gabriela Toledo Anaya"        

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First Friday Exhibit / March / HELD OVER BY POPULAR DEMAND                UNTIL ARPIL 30TH, 2017.        

Casa HoLa at the Emporium for the Arts / Suite 112

100 South Gay, St., Knoxville, TN

GREAT OPPORTUNITY THIS COMING FIRST FRIDAY IN MARCH

SING UP FOR A ONE YEAR HOLA HORA LATINA MEMBERSHIP

AND RECEIVE A FREE HOLA FESTIVAL T-SHIRT.

March First Friday Art Exhibit

March 3, 2017 at Casa HoLa / Emporium for the Arts

100 South Gay Street, Suite 112 / Knoxville, TN.  37902

When I paint I want to express, as honestly as possible, the feelings that everyday life awakens in me: anxiety, joy, elation, passion, perversion, horror, sorrow, fear…

Through the years, I have explored the possibility to express through different artistic disciplines: as an actress, a singer, a writer and as a painter. All disciplines discovered from the mirror inside; there, in front of me, my other self, narrates me and so I began to sing and to pretended to be someone else that is not me.

The transformation allows that the game of time to open its wings and other characters embrace me and my search extends to painting and writing. To explore one same situation from a different perspective results in fascination. I am amazed at someone who thinks that he/she is immune to filthiness, ugliness and perversion, to “bad” thoughts; because these feelings are inside every human and to express them through art, specially to put them in color, pasted in a paper is wonderful and surprising.

I am an undisciplined artist, because I paint and write at any time. I choose some music and my psyche demands to obsessively listen. I let myself go. I caress the paper with my fingertips, loving its texture, delighting in its smell. I get carried away with its streaks, its nooks and hidden secrets. Then I paint and the images that appear in front of my eyes trap me, they see me become, they confront me, they look right into me and talk to me. They hypnotize me; some of them wound, some hurt, some others kill; some soothe, others heal and save; but most of them just observe.

“I am not who choose you, but who accepts you whenever you came back from;tear full eyes, damage, wounded, ruffled but never repented,fully filled, joyful and sad, perverted, passionate ready to give all and asking for nothing.  Play, explore, live, swim with no fear sweet girl of mine!  I always wait for you, hug you, thank you, love you—in love”

Gabriela Toledo Anaya. 2016

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HoLa Hora Latina is grateful for the ongoing support

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Information at casahola@holafestival.org or 865-335-3358.