Cultural Space and Vale Music

Vale Maranhão Cultural Center

The Vale Maranhão Cultural Center was inaugurated in 2017 and occupies a colonial mansion located in the historic center of São Luís, Maranhão. In dialogue with the surroundings, it keeps its doors open to all audiences, promoting creations and proposals from artists and producers of local culture.

The program includes several actions, prioritizing the exchange between the culture of Maranhão and other places. Exhibitions, workshops, performances, projections and film production, lectures, launches and festivals are thought especially for its visitors, inviting them to celebrate art and culture.

Imagem aérea com pessoas segurando quadros coloridos, feitos com grafite Students of the Graffiti Workshop, at the Kebrada Festival


Service Hours

Free Entry
Temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic


Av. Henrique Leal 149, Praia Grande. São Luis/ MA, Brazil

Contact Info

+55 98 3232 6363

History and Art: African Masks Course

Learn more about the CCVM and participate in the online programming:

*The content of the website to which you will be directed is only available in the Portuguese language

Photo Gallery

Pessoas fantasiadas com roupas tradicionais da festa folclórica Bumba meu boi Open Courtyard Notice: presentation Bumba Boi
Pessoas dançando em uma pista de dança Battle of the bboy, at Kebrada Festival
Grupo de pessoas prestando atenção em um curso de arte Workshop Collection of points by hand, with old techniques passed by generations
Obras de artes feitas com vassouras Varrendo [Pushing Broom] Exhibition - Broomsticks and sweepers from Maranhão, with pieces produced by 70 artisans from 36 municipalities
Grupo de músicos com plateia no jardim do CCVM “Open Talk” meeting with poet Carlos Assumpção at CCVM
Pessoas em uma mesa com materiais de corte e colagem Stickerart workshop at CCVM
Grupo de dançarinos ensaiando Notice dance here: Group of dancers during workshop with Lucas Montty, at CCVM
Redes feitas de palha, penduradas pelo Centro Cultural Exhibition Networks Showcase Map at Vale Maranhão Cultural Center


Robson Luís Silva de Sousa has been a caboclo de pena (feathered caboclo) for 30 years at Boi da Madre Deus, in São Luís. Coreografias Maranhenses is a project that focuses on highlighting and recording the dance of the popular culture of Maranhão due to its strength and diversity. The project includes documentaries and videos in which dancers are invited to talk about their art and make individual performances.