In 1991, in order to promote their work and the development of
community, a group of about 40 artists in
Solentiname gathered to form
their own independent union, Unión de Pintores y Artesanos de Solentiname“Elvis Chavarria.” They have been represented in Managua by the Galeria
Solentiname, directed by the painter,
Elena Pineda. Since its founding the
Union has worked steadily to sustain and develop the artistic, economic
cultural life of their community.