Art Pot (Olla de Arte) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is expanding, and finally have a permanent home (Multicultural Center) which will not only serve as the home but will also be the office/headquarters for Hispanic Community Services, without restriction to serve all communities.

The Multicultural Center will provide a unique and meaningful arts programming for all children and adults, to educate children and parents through the arts, and to build a lifelong audience for the arts. We plan to offer a dynamic and constantly-evolving program. Although we will incorporate all of the fine arts into our programs, our focus is on theater. Most activities will be open and enjoyed with a free charge. The Center will be staffed by artists and community members, and all structured activities will be led by master artist, teachers, counselors and volunteers. Art Pot educates through Art in a search for a better community coexistence for all where different groups of race, nationality and language are integrated through art and its diverse manifestations.

The growing intolerance of foreign-born communities creates vulnerable groups of individuals often living in the shadows, misunderstood, and/or subject to discrimination and violence. Up till now, the immigrant community has by in large, stuck to congregating within their own communities and have not created cross-cultural partnerships that will mutually benefit and empower the immigrant community as a whole.

Immigrants Latinos account for large and growing shares of the economy and population in the state of South Carolina. Latinos entrepreneurs and consumers add billions of dollars and tens of jobs to South Carolina’s economy and are integral to South Carolina’s economy as workers and taxpayers. Latinos will continue to drive the growth of the labor force, as they will account for 60 percent of the Nation’s population growth between 2005 and 2050. Many hispanics and/or hispanic descendants, are citizens, who also have the votes for our local leaders and the president of the nation. We need to develop our potencial, we need raise and resolve concerns, we need to create a positive impact in South Carolina, we need to show who we are. We are looking for a space where we can work on the hispanic community integration.

Art Pot Center would be the first Hispanic Multicultural Center in South Carolina.


  • Lydia Cotton (Puerto Rico)– Chairperson of the Board

  • Rod Duell  (USA) – Vice-president​

  • Sara Garduza (México)– Community Liaison

  • Carlos Pagan (Puerto Rico)- Treasurer

  • Susan DuPlessis(USA)- Ex-Officio Board Member 


(843) 819-5760 

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Art Pot is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization;

all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Organización sin fines de lucro

Bilingual article by The Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts about our CEO.

The Post and Courier 

Sunday, November 16, 2014


Special thanks to City of North Charleston, Cultural Arts Department.


The education through art  in a search for a better community coexistence for all,  where different groups of race nationality and language are integrated through art and its diverse disciplines.


Educación a través del arte en la búsqueda de una mejor convivencia comunitaria para todos donde los diferentes grupos de raza, nacionalidad e idioma se integren a través del arte y sus diversas disciplinas.

          Support Committee

  • Community Volunteers

  • Founding Sponsor - Steinberg Law Firm

Maribel Acosta  (USA-Cuba)– Executive Director  Link:


To create a space of integration,  culture, and education through the arts, building a positive impact that generates opportunities or change in thinking and social life among different communities towards a better living. Art Pot built the first Hispanic multicultural center in the state of South Carolina, and runs thanks to community volunteering. This center work as a liaison between community and other organizations or services that serve minorities.



Crear un espacio de integración, cultura y educación a través de las artes, construyendo un impacto positivo que genere oportunidades o cambios en el pensamiento y la vida social entre diferentes comunidades hacia una mejor vida. Art Pot construyó el primer Centro Multicultural Hispano en el estado de Carolina del Sur, y se desarrolla gracias al voluntariado comunitario. Este centro funciona como un enlace entre la comunidad y otras organizaciones o servicios que sirven a las minorías.

Creativity is linked to all areas of human activity. Educating creativity is to educate for change and train people rich in originality, flexibility, future vision, initiative, confidence, lovers of risks and ready to face the obstacles and problems they are presented in their school life and everyday, as well to offer tools for innovation.
"Imagination is the source of all human achievement. Through creativity and talent we make diversity possible. Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves” Ken Robinson

La creatividad está ligada a todas las áreas de la actividad humana. Educar en la creatividad es educar para el cambio y formar a las personas ricas en originalidad, flexibilidad, visión futura, iniciativa, confianza, amantes de los riesgos y listos para enfrentar los obstáculos y problemas que se presentan en su vida escolar y cotidiana, además de ofrecer herramientas para innovación.
"La imaginación es la fuente de todo logro humano. A través de la creatividad y el talento hacemos posible la diversidad. La imaginación es la fuente de todas las formas de realización humana. Y creo que es la única cosa que estamos poniendo en peligro sistemáticamente en la forma en que educamos a nuestros hijos y a nosotros mismos” Ken Robinson

"My heart is full of love and joy tonight because of these people! Congratulations and thank you Mag Acosta Art for such a beautiful and important play" Kris Manning (2015)

About "Hope Color" Bilingual Play, written and directed by Maribel Acosta