Details on El Corazón Cultural Center

Opened in 2016, the much-expanded 24,000+ square-foot center consolidates all Taller Puertorriqueño’s operations and functions as a community hub and gathering space.

The new center for Taller Puertorriqueño includes the following amenities:

  • A more spacious and flexible exhibition gallery.
  • A larger and more accessible gift shop.
  • More classrooms and with access state of the art technology.
  • Dance and theatre studios, which can open into a 170-seat multi-use event space.
  • An outdoor play area for participants in our art education programs.
  • An outdoor art patio for social functions.
  • And much more…

Resulting in numerous advantages:

  • Full accessibility: a one story building meeting all ADA requirements, and Child Care Certification for the safety and comfort of all children served.
  • A parking lot for 80+ cars and safe drop-off points to meet the needs of parents dropping off children; mini buses that bring seniors; school buses bringing students, and visitors coming to our events.
  • Closer proximity to public transportation.
  • Ability to accommodate larger groups.
  • An attractive and architecturally-significant gateway to El Centro de Oro.
  • Consolidation of all existing programs under one roof.

This monumental achievement constitutes the largest Puerto Rican/Latino-based arts and cultural facility in the state of Pennsylvania and the region. The success of this project illustrates the important role Taller plays in its community and underlines the power of arts and cultural programming to create social change and build community. The center will act as an economic engine, spurring new business development in the area, an anchor and a source of pride that serves the region’s growing Latino population and educates the wider public about Latino cultural contributions.

For more detailed information about the building, download our Capital Campaign Catalog here.

More details on the Grand Opening and its schedule of events will be forthcoming.

For questions, more information about naming opportunities, or the project, or to make a larger donation, please contact Carmen Febo San Miguel by telephone at 215-426-3311 or by email at