Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center’s physical location will remain closed for the duration of the COD Social Distancing Guidelines related to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (Currently until May 30th, 2020). Please stay connected to us through social media (Facebook/Instagram) to see our latest information, including online classes and concerts supporting independent music projects lead by artists of color (to be announced in June). Thank you for your support during this critical time. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us get through this crisis, retaining and supporting our artists and our youth, and preserving our programs.


All SRBCC programs receive partial funding from The Illinois Arts Council, Driehaus – MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, and Field Foundation of Illinois.

Free Facebook Live Event

4 Zoom Salsa Online Classes

Partnerships and Collaborations

*Canceled due to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

*Postponed due to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. New date to be announced soon.

*Canceled due to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency


After a successful run at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, El Circo de la Ausencia, an exhibit by Y No Habia Luz, now has three pieces displayed at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center.

Read the interactive story by WBEZ’s Bill Healy on the opening of the exhibit here.

Hear SRBCC’s Executive Director Omar Torres-Kortright’s interview with Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell from WBEZ here.