Fábrica de Arte Cubano

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Fabrica de Arte Cubano, club area.

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]


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]


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