Nepantla’s Lowrider Block Party 2023 @ White Center

Customized cars + Chicano cultura 🚗

📸: tNepantla Cultural Arts Gallery

📆 Saturday, August 5th • 11:30 am – 5 pm
📍 Near Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery on 17th Ave SW, White Center
📞 (818) 357-0195
🎟️ Free

What happens when an art opening pairs with a social and cultural gathering? Nepantla Cultural Arts’ Lowrider Block Party in White Center has been doing that for three years, with a big local fest where the community meets the street. Cars, artists, musicians, and makers come together in the neighborhood for this annual event on 17th Ave SW near Nepantla.

This year’s party provides the opening for the Chicana/o/x Style Art Exhibit, which will show at the gallery from August 5th to 27th. The free, family-friendly day starts with the local cultural group Tlalokan blessing the space. And then, the day proceeds with hydraulics, a paint party, old-school jams, and tamales. It’s a chance to support local artists, vendors, and businesses in the area and to experience Mexican American culture on full display. 

Here are some vendors to expect at the fest:


  • Flashy paint jobs & hydraulics of EZ Duz It Seattle Car Club
  • Live art by Claudia Villalobos from Seattle Paint Party
  • OviArt 
  • Galleria Ollin
  • Arte y Cultura
  • Amano Seattle
  • Queen Beryls Crystals 


  • Valley Boyz G-U & Santos Mexican rap duo 
  • DJ David spinning oldies 
  • DJ Pax- Paco with cumbias and musica pa bailar!  
  • Emerald City Soul Club brining old school jams


  • Café Calaveras Coffee
  • La Chaparrita with tacos, quesadillas, tamales, pozole and aguas frescas 
  • La Peruanita Peruvian Street Food
  • The Apple Guy with seasonal fruit, fruta picada and smoothies

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Patheresa Wells

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