On Friday, August 12th, Sol Collective hosted a pop-up Art Show and poster sale with Ernesto Yerena. It was a chance for the community to get together, view art, listen to music and eat traditional Mexican food. Yerena’s art focuses on the Chicano experience and feelings on both sides of the border.

“For me being a political artist, it’s important because a lot of times, the media’s not gonna put out our own stories, stories from our own neighborhoods, from our heritage,” says Yerena.

Sol Collective regularly provides opportunities for the community to engage in activities that promote social justice and awareness. Just last week, on August 8th, Sol Collective hosted Sac Activist School: Mothers Out Front.

“I’ve known them (Sol Collective) for years, and I’ve always wanted to come and do something like this here, we just planned this last minute but, it’s nice to be a part of something here in the community,” Yerena said.

The show brought the community together to appreciate art that highlighted the cultural Chicano experience, while surrounded by great company.

Political art, social justice, and culture all culminated in one place at the Pop Up Art Show. For more events like this one, check out @solcollective on Instagram and Facebook.