Photo courtesy of the Riverside Art Museum.


What's It All About?

The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry, which is part of the Riverside Art Museum, focuses on showcasing and analyzing Chicano art from different parts of the United States. This center is a product of the collaborative efforts of Cheech Marin, a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and art collector, who has donated or promised his collection of over 700 Chicano art pieces. The center aims to become an institution of the highest quality for the research and examination of “all things Chicano art.” It is the first museum facility in North America that is solely dedicated to Mexican American and Chicano art.

Guests will be given a private tour of The Cheech Center and Riverside Museum. Afterward, they will have the opportunity to explore the museum on their own before heading to a group lunch and meet and greet with internationally known artist, John Sonsini.




+ 9:15 a.m. Meet in the Laguna Art Museum lobby

+ 9:30 a.m. Depart for Riverside

+ 11:00 a.m. Riverside Art Museum + The Cheech Center Private Tour

+ 12:15 p.m. Explore museum

+ 2:00 p.m. Meet in the museum lobby for lunch

+ 2:30 p.m. Group Lunch at Riverside Food Lab with John Sonsini

+ 3:30 p.m. Depart for Laguna Beach

+ 5:00 p.m. Return to Laguna Art Museum


Trip Cost:

$160 for members

$175 for nonmembers

Contemporary Circle members may choose this event to use their complimentary attendance for two.


Ticket price includes luxurious transportation, admission to the Riverside Art Museum and the visit to John Sonsini’s studio.

To make your reservation, please click here or contact Carly Bornmann, Development Events Coordinator, at


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