Fábrica de Arte Cubano

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Smokestack of La Fábrica de Arte Cubano illuminated at night

La Fábrica de Arte Cubano (known locally as La Fábrica de Arte or F.A.C) is an art gallery and club in Havana, Cuba.[1][2][3][4] The Fábrica's gallery and stage were established inside of a former cooking oil factory, and has since gained notoriety as one of Havana's premier nightclubs and art galas.[5][6] Several news outlets have described the factory as a symbol of Cuba's accelerating opening to the world.[6][7]

History[edit]

The structure housing La Fábrica de Arte was built in 1910 as a cooking oil factory.[8][9][10] In 2008 a group of Cuban artists and musicians began to look for a centralized location in which art could be shown, leading to the group acquiring the closed factory in 2010. The current location opened in February 2014.[6] It has been noted that the establishment attracts young Cubans and foreign nationals.[4][11][6]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Fábrica de Arte Cubano". www.fac.cu (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-09-19.
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  5. ^ "Fábrica de Arte Cubano: industria de creación - OnCuba". oncubamagazine.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  6. ^ a b c d "Havana's new place to be - in a factory transformed". Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  7. ^ Miroff, Nick; Voisin, Sarah L. (2015-12-29). "Cuba's Art Factory aims for industrial-scale hipness". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  8. ^ "Fábrica de Arte Cubano | Havana Streetview". www.havanastreetview.com. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  9. ^ "12 Memorable Experiences in Havana, Cuba | Hilton Mom Voyage". Hilton Mom Voyage. 2017-05-12. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  10. ^ Feinberg, Richard E. "Havana Bars: The Next Wave Of Private Innovation". Brookings. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  11. ^ "Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas on Fábrica de Arte Cubano, Havana". The Guardian. 2014-11-15. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-09-19.