The Escuincles Project (pronounced "skwink les") is a collaborative effort of local amateur and professional Hispanic artists to foster an appreciation of the experience, culture, and struggles of Latino childhood.

Throughout the project the artists: poets, writers, photographers, sketch artists, musicians and painters shared a selection of rich childhood memories that enticed an interest in the Hispanic culture, its values, legacy and impact on the Anglo culture. Inspired by the stories, the artists were free to interpret these childhood memories in their specific art form. The product of their artistic interpretations is displayed in this website.

Learn more about the project

If you want to read one of the Escuincles' stories, click on the left menu. If, however, you are interested in looking at the art creation of one featured artist, then click on the name at the right menu.

If you want to see all the Escuincle's stories and art creations, then click on "the project" at the top of this page. This will take you on a tour of all the participants.


The Daniel Library at The Citadel in Charleston SC hosts the Escuincles Project's Travelling Art Display

See the pictures


"The best idea would always remain only an idea unless you have people to make it happen. I want to sincerely thank all the participants for embracing this idea and dedicating the time and energy into making it a reality. Thank you for believing that it is possible to positively affect society through the arts" - Ivan Segura, President, SC Hispanic Leadership Council



The Escuincles Project is an initiative of the SC Hispanic Leadership Council and is supported by the SC Arts Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts, the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC, the SC Museum of Art, and the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties

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Learn more about the PhotoStory Project


El TRESome

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