Luis Cotto

Director in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Luis Cotto

Director in Cambridge, Massachusetts

I am a non profit administrator currently living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. My interests range from Community Development to Creative Placemaking (or Placekeeping). I am also interested in Inclusion, Arts, and Advocacy.

You can click the button above to hire me. If you’d like to get in touch, feel free to say hello through any of the social links below.

I'm always looking to collaborate with anyone interested in assuring marginalized voices are heard.

Executive Director (Egleston Square Main Street)

Hartford City Councilor (2008 - 2012)

Co-Founder • La Paloma Sabanera (2004)

Community Development Consultant


Cambridge Arts Council (Advisory Board)

Mass Creative (Advocacy Committee)


Arts grants selection panelists for:

Surdna, New England Foundation for the Arts, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Greater Hartford Arts Council. Boston Ofc of Cultural Affairs, Cambridge Arts Council


"Councilman Luis Cotto loves this place enough to have a reputation for loving this place" ~ Hartford Advocate

"When I met Luis years ago, someone said, "This is where community happens." It was true of his coffee house and it's true of Luis always. He's making connections, standing up for what is right and for those who have no voice, being a node through which creative and excellent artists and factors enter our community. A positive person who makes things happen."

"Luis is a very special weaver of community, masterful in his manner of connecting people from all walks of life through the arts. Luis is also a champion of local artists, a rare thing."

" Hartford's La Paloma Sabanera when it was owned by the Cotto family and was for a few golden years one of the most exciting jazz spots in town...Luis E. Cotto, who was the moving force behind the jazz series at La Paloma, is the producer of what promises to

  • Work
    • Egleston Square Main Street