La Placita (the marketplace) is a celebration at the intersection of culture and commerce. The event is dedicated to fostering Cleveland’s rich Latino culture and promoting economic development in La Villa Hispana, a placemaking initiative within the Clark-Fulton neighborhood focused around the intersection of Clark Avenue and West 25th. A tool for authentic community development, La Placita paves the way for local minority entrepreneurs and artists to showcase their products and talents. This year’s events are especially important, as many of the participating entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to transition their businesses into a permanent space within El Mercado, a micro-retail business incubator projected to open in La Villa Hispana in 2020.

La Villa Hispana, part of the Clark-Fulton Neighborhood in Cleveland.