Asheville Sister Cities, Inc. is proud to collaborate with DescubreAsheville.com and Hola Carolina Magazine to showcase the tremendous contributions of the Latino community in Western North Carolina.
DescubreAsheville.com is the first bilingual website focused on promoting Asheville and the surrounding areas to the Latino market. “Turistas,” or tourists, can now use DescubreAsheville.com to find information on lodging, things to do, where to eat, festivals, local culture, the River Arts District, as well as the scoop on the more than 20 local breweries. DescubreAsheville.com provides comprehensive resources in Spanish for the Latino market on activities and helpful services to make their stay a memorable experience. Click here to visit DescubreAsheville.com on Facebook.
Hiram Marina Productions
Theatrical director and producer Hiram Marina premiered his first play, Señor de la Tierra, in the early 2000s in his home state of Chiapas, Mexico. Since that time, his plays have been brought to life throughout the United States and Mexico, including a 2012 production of Palenque Rojo in Asheville, presented by Asheville Sister Cities. Hiram’s career has included producing the 2012 G20 Congress for the 20 most influential presidents of the world, and his play Guardians of the Mist was featured at the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. His vision of using theater to educate children and adults about history and preserving the environment has been at the heart of each production, finding ways to get people interested in the world around them through his memorable creations. Hiram, who now resides in Asheville, is continually working on new productions and is excited to work with other passionate artists in the area.
Hola Carolina Magazine
Hola Carolina Magazine, a monthly Spanish-language magazine serving 23 counties in Western North Carolina, seeks to transform how businesses attract, engage and connect with Latino customers. The magazine enriches people’s lives by embracing diversity, connecting cultures, building community and creating exceptional programs that educate, inform and inspire. By sharing cultures and sparking conversation, Hola Carolina Magazine strives to better represent the communities we’re part of by uniting people and turning challenges into opportunities and to always push boundaries that make the world better. Click here to visit Hola Carolina Magazine on Facebook.
Hola Community Arts
Hola Carolina Magazine is thrilled to announce the expansion of its festivals and new programs through Hola Community Arts, a leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Together, the magazine and the nonprofit build bridges between cultures, embracing diversity and creating more economically vibrant communities. Hola Community Arts recognizes the power of the arts to challenge and shift perceptions, spark creativity and connect people across cultures. Hola Community Arts International Festivals are making a lasting and direct impact throughout western North Carolina by celebrating cultural diversity with related educational and outreach activities. Click here to visit Hola Community Arts on Facebook.