El Buen Amigo and Latin American Cultural Association

El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit
Fair Trade Store and Cultural Center
(716) 885-6343
114 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201

El Buen Amigo and Latin American Cultural Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1989 with the mission of uniting community and cultural organizations in Western New York with artists, craftspeople, and other nonprofits and cooperatives in Central and South America. We offer handmade fair trade goods, Spanish classes, salsa lessons, concerts, poetry readings, field trips, and more.

Our storefront, El Buen Amigo, is located in the heart of Allentown district and offers handmade crafts and art from South American artisans. Following the philosophy of more than profits, we offer dignity and hope, we are a volunteer and intern operated organization dedicated to promoting cultural understanding, fair trade economic practices, and artistic expression.

Our Fair Trade Store

Our cultural education programs are designed to build awareness among young people about Latin American culture and crafts, fair trade practices, and social justice issues.

Field trips are available for students of all ages and include character-building exercises, craft-making workshops, Salsa dance lessons, and education about Latin American peoples, history, and culture.

Our Cultural Programs

Our handmade crafts, clothing, jewelry, and pottery are acquired through fair trade practices that ensure economic justice and sustainable economic practices. We are committed to providing just compensation and support for the entire global community, regardless of nationality, religion, age, or social class.

All purchases directly benefit the communities of artists that make up the over 70 cooperatives from which we obtain our handmade goods.

More About Fair Trade

Our Fair Trade Store

Our Fair Trade Store

View our wide selection of crafts, clothing, jewelry, pottery, wall decor, handbags, luggage and more. All of our products are handmade and acquired through fair trade practices. 

Cultural Programs

Cultural Programs

We are dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding and social justice through the arts and cultural education. We host art shows, field trips, Spanish classes, Salsa dancing lessons, and community events.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Click here for a schedule of our upcoming art openings, poetry readings, concerts, lectures and other creative and educational events.

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