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Palenke Arts Festival 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 1-5 pm Laguna Grande Park, Seaside A FREE MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Featuring performances by John Nava’s Latin Jazz Collective, as well as Monterey Jazz Festival’s High School All-Stars and the Palenke Arts…
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Anton De La Fuente – Piano Recital – March 11

Please join us for a very special performance by Monterey High Senior and virtuoso pianist Antón de la Fuente. Antón, a native of Galiza, Spain and student of Lynn Bronson’s piano studio will be performing works by Mozart, Ravel, Schubert,…
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Schedule Change – March 12

Palenke Arts will not be holding an Open Mic on Sunday, March 12, 2017. We will be hosting “Almost, Maine” by the SHS Dramatic Arts instead. Open Mic will be back the next Sunday, March 19, 2017.  

Grand Opening Photos!

Palenke Arts would like to thank everyone for an amazingly fun and wonderfully musical Grand Opening night! We appreciate all the Palenkeros who worked so hard to put the event together, the performers who exemplify how important Palenke Arts is…
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The Grand Opening is a Hot Pick! -MC Weekly

Thank you, Monterey County Weekly for making Palenke Arts’ Grand Opening a Hot Pick!   See the article here “Last year, Palenke Arts was just a vision trying to manifest itself into a real venue where youth could learn about…
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Grand Opening!

In less than two weeks we get to share with you what we are building at Palenke Arts!  Mark your calendars! Click here for details.

Artwork Contributed by Jayson Fann

Big thanks to Jayson Fann for the wonderful artwork!  A good friend of Palenke Arts, Jayson is the founder and executive director of the Big Sur Spirit Garden in Big Sur.  He is a well-respected percussionist and artist.  Palenke Arts…
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Palenke Arts’ New Home

Palenke Arts is now at King Elementary! Palenke Arts has signed a contract with Monterey Peninsula Unified School District that allows Palenke Arts to hold classes at the Martin Luther King, Jr Elementary School.  We have transformed the room into…
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Palenke Arts Festival

Featuring performances by award-winning ensembles from Texas State University: Mariachi Nueva Generación and Salsa del Río, as well as Monterey Jazz Festival’s High School All-Stars and the Seaside Middle School Jazz Band. ABOUT THE FESTIVAL The Palenke Arts Festival will…
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What does Palenke mean?

Palenke references the Spanish word “palenque”, as a  platform, ring, arena or the like, used for different forms of entertainment, surrounded by seats for spectators and made with posts or stakes. Other meanings of Palenque or Palenke are: An ancient…
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