Due  to  recent  events  classes  &  programming  have  temporarily  been  put  on  hold

SQACC Art Kits

Take home Art kits

In addition to our free brown bag lunch initiative, The Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center would like offer free cultural take-home art kits to 200 students in the Old South End. 

We understand the importance of art.  Art helps with communication, self-confidence, and is also therapeutic.  It’s important every child has the opportunity to be creative during this time. So, we have put together several art kits that children can do at home.  The kits are all inclusive so you don’t need to run out to get any materials, everything you need is in the kit.

We would like to be able to provide 200 children with one kit a week, for 4 weeks. That is a total of 800 kits!  We have 4 unique cultural centric crafts with easy to follow directions and a short history on each Latin American craft.

Please consider investing in this program!  A small donation of $20 is enough to provide all 4 projects for one child.

Kits will be distributed once a week, during the current school year to students that currently receive our brown bag lunches as well as to students of Queen of Apostles. Please use the link below to make a contribution to this program.


Special thanks to our sponsors

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Art at SQACC

Pottery Classes

The Ceramics Studio at the Jose Martinez Memorial Galeria has been offering eight week classes since mid 2017, and has begun offering one day art classes.

Pottery classes meet one day a week, on Tuesdays (2 hours) for 8 weeks and will cover hand building, wheel throwing, and surface decoration.  Learn to create functional pottery as well as decorative pieces.  No previous experience is necessary.  Classes are open to ages 8 and above.

Class fees are $160 for the 8-week class and that includes clay, firings, and all the tools you will need.

Please check back regularly as we will be adding shorter introductory classes. 

For more information or to sign up for a class download the registration form below or call 419-241-1655. 

NEW  SESSION  BEGINS  TUESDAY,  January 21,  2020!!

*Discount available for residents of the 43609 zip code.


Register for Pottery Classes

Art in the Evening


Pottery Classes

Advanced reservations are required for all classes.

All classes are 6 yrs and over, unless otherwise noted.

To register please call 419-241-1655 

Fairy Houses

Make your garden or patio more inviting to fairies, by creating a charming abode for visiting fairies to rest their weary wings. No prior clay experience is necessary. We will fire and glaze your tiny home for you to pick up later.  (1 two hour class)

Limit 8 students         

Each Session $35 

Feb. 26, 2020    6pm - 8pm

March 18, 2020  6pm - 8pm

Funding provided by


Jose Martinez Memorial Galeria

Additional Information

Sharing local artists' work with the community.  

     1222 Broadway St. 

     open from 9am to 4:30 pm

     Monday thru Friday

     Weekends by appointment


We welcome new artists as well as established artists to show there work with us.  Email Art Coordinator, Lorenzo Flores:  arts.sqacc@gmail.com

"MAKE IT" On Thursday's 

Come and spend some time with SQACC making art. Thursday mornings from 10 am to 1 pm we will be having a project based art class open to the public. Classes move at your own pace, so stop by anytime between 10am and 1pm to start your project.  No registration required.

The projects typically take about 30 to 60 minutes to complete and will change monthly. 

Young girl showing off her finished craft

Interactive Cultural Tours

Join us for a little latin culture whether it be cooking, art or dance!  We provide an interactive cultural experience to private groups such as schools, organizations, after school programs, daycare centers, etc.  

We can offer up to a four hour tour that that allows youth and attendees to learn about SQACC's mission and what we do. They will work with our Art Coordinator on a latin inspired art project and then head into the kitchen to make their own lunch! We can also offer dance classes, a visit to our bees, that produce our "Honey from the Hood" and more.   

Cultural tours can be tailored to your group depending on the size and length of time you desire. 

All groups welcome

We can accommodate groups from 10 to  over 50. Questions? Contact us below or scroll down and download the registration form for pricing and other info. 


Public art on Broadway

Murals of the Old South End

SQACC has been partnering with organizations like BGSU Art Department and the OLA (Organization of Latino Arts) for over ten years to bring vivid public art murals to the Toledo Community.