¡Viva Viclas! The Art of the Lowrider Motorcycle

  • Dates: October 10, 2019 - February 9, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Venue: CAM Raleigh
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Times: Thurs.-Fri., noon-6pm; Sat.-Sun., noon-5pm; Open late for First Friday until 10pm
  • Admission: Free


¡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.