Heart • Pride • Brotherhood • Respect • Family

¡Viva Viclas! is a celebration and exploration of the art and culture of the lowrider motorcycle. Vicla is a slang term for a style of lowrider motorcycle customization popularized by Chicanos/Mexican-Americans and is derived from the Spanish word for bicycle—bicicleta. The exhibition features 10 custom lowrider Harley-Davidson motorcycles and 12 artworks inspired by themes in Vicla culture including heart, pride, brotherhood, respect, and pride. The exhibition is guest-curated by lowrider scholar Denise Sandoval, PhD with automotive historian Ken Gross




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Adriana Avila

El Moises

Eren Cannata

Estevan Oriol

Justin Favela


Mister Cartoon

OG Abel

Yely Diaz



Opening Preview Celebration

Thursday, October 3, 6-8 PM

Be the first to see the Lowriders, and meet the curators, owners, and artists.
Your ticket includes music, food, and drink created by Ex-Voto Cocina Nixtamal, a new project from Angela Salamanca, artist and founder of Gallo Pellon Mezcaleria and Centro.

Members $40 | Public $60

*Become a CAM Member at the $150 level and receive 2 complimentary tickets to the Opening

First Fridays 12-3 PM

October 4, November 1, December 6, January 3, February 7
Exhibitions, Middle School Docents, Creation Station with art making activities for all ages inspired by the exhibitions, tours, music by DJs,  pop-up performances.

Family Days 12-3 PM

October 5, November 2, December 7, January 4, February 8
Saturday programs featuring fun, hands-on activities for young people and families, including motorcycle-themed-art-making, music, food, artist talks, and tours.

Sensory Saturdays 10 AM – 12PM

October12, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8

Alamo Movie Series

CAM is partnering with Alamo Draft House (2116 New Bern Avenue) on a film series to promote Viva Viclas
Talk back after each film with The Alamo’s Jackson Cooper. Upcoming films: 

November 13- THE WILD ONE

Weekly Artist Talks

Wednesdays at 6 PM + Sundays at 3 PM
Weekly informal talks with Viclas artists and owners featuring the stories behind the Viclas and their artwork.

More special events to be announced soon, follow CAM on Social Media for the latest!

Special thanks to our  ¡Viva Viclas! advisory board:

Mark Hendrix • Blake Farley • Justin Russo • Ariel Aponte • Yvonne Armendariz • Adam Rodney • Jerry Brodie • Lisa McGowan • Jesma Reynolds • Clara Samayoa • Yandry Mastromihalis • LaTonya McKoy • Scott Crawford • Brigid Washington • Bob Ranew • Pepe Caudillo • Stephen Hayes • Hugh Avera • Will Stephenson • Rashad West • Jeanny Sandoval • Jimmy Bissette • Georges Le Chevallier • Angela Salamanca • Lalei Requelme Sandoval • Cyrus Fitzpatrick • Jerome Askew

Special thanks to our ¡Viva Viclas! exhibition partners:

Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson • BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina • Themeworks • Citrix • Bob Karney Carolinas’ Biker Lawyers •  Ex-Voto Cocina Nixtamal • Maynard Family Foundation • Whitfield Bryson Mason •THE STORE • The Scout Guide • Sheraton Downtown Raleigh • Rosi + Tom Kunz • Aloft Raleigh • CAM/now • Ross Lampe • Martha + Adam Derbyshire • Carson + Bryan Brice • Kate + Matt Boes • Rosemary + Smedes York •  SureVest Insurance Group • The Betty Eichenberger Adams Society

CAM’s Spanish Language Initiative is funded in part by Bank of America
This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources

CAM’s education and community programs are funded by The Goodnight Education Foundation, The Dreamville Foundation, United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County, and SunTrust Foundation.
CAM to GO is funded in part by the Asha + Sajjan Agarwal Foundation. 


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