We are proud to produce annual signature events and collaborations with Latino arts organizations. The Latino Arts Residency Program (LARP) is for Latino arts organizations and artists in all disciplines that provide arts and cultural programming to the Austin community. ESB-MACC is proud to promote the events and programs of these talented artists. Learn more about the artists currently in the Latino Arts Resident Program. Tech Requests for upcoming events can be filled out here and emailed to Ernesto.Garza2@austintexas.gov
ESB-MACC Signature Events
April 2019 A celebration of women inspired by the first feminist of the New World, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, with food, art, and performances by women.
Awards of Excellence
May 2019 Join us to celebrate local artist and community members in their efforts to make the Hispanic and Latino community grow and have a voice. Click Here to see past winners.
September 15, 2019
The day of Mexico's Independence from Spain is always remembered on the 16th of September. Our father of independence is Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, who started the revolt on the eve of the 15th of September.
Día de los Muertos
November 2nd 2019
A day to remember our loved ones who have passed with offerings, music, food, and kids activities. Part of Mexican culture is learning from our ancestors and learning where they came from to guide our future.
Friday, January 18, 2019
7:30pm-9:00pm | Auditorium | $10 tickets available HERE
Come join Los Bohemios Perdidos for a night of Venezuelan music at the Mexican American Cultural Center. Victor Murillo will be traveling all the way from South America to play the quena and Venezuelan cuatro for this memorable night of waltzes, joropos, and more. As always, Javier Jara will be singing, Carlos Ufret will play guitar and Janie Cowan will play the Upright Bass. We look forward to seeing you there!
Por Fin: Impresiónes y Expresiónes de Mexico by Cat Quintanilla
Friday, January 25th, 2019
7 - 9pm | Sam Z. Coronado Gallery Exhibition Dates: January 25 - March 23, 2019
Cat Quintanilla presents a solo exhibition of sculptures, photography, and block prints at the ESB-MACC. "Por Fin: Impresiones y Expresiones de Mexico" ("At Last: Impressions and Expressions of Mexico") reflects the artists focus on a future that is diverse and rich with her culture as the daughter of a Mexican immigrant. Many of her stone carvings reflect her personal and artistic journey to Guanajuato, Mexico to reconnect with her Mexican culture. Cat also reflects after a life of service in Austin that has included leadership roles such as serving as councilwoman and mayor of the City of Sunset Valley, Texas. The opening reception for Cat Quintanilla's work will feature music by DJs Agentes Dobles, Xochi Solis, and George Pasterk as well as photographer Kristel A. Orta-Puente.
Teatro Vivo Presents: Tomás and the Library Lady, a Part of Latinx Theater Commons Sin Fronteras Festival
Saturday, January 26, 2019
10:30am & 1:30pm
Free bilingual play for all ages based on the book of the same name. Tomás is a son of migrant workers. Every summer he and his family follow the crops north from Texas to Iowa, and at night they gather around to hear Grandfather's wonderful stories. But before long, Tomás knows all the stories by heart. "There are more stories in the library, "Papa Grande tells him. The very next day, Tomás meets the library lady and a whole new world opens up for him. Based on the true story of the Mexican-American author and educator Tomás Rivera. This inspirational story suggests what libraries--and education--can make possible.
Cine de Oro
9:30am | Auditorium | Free Admission
Join us on the last Tuesday of each month for a special screening from the Golden Era of Mexico’s cinema. Seniors will enjoy a healthy lunch provided by AARP immediately following the film. Please call to RSVP, as space is limited! 512-974-3789. For special screenings and additional information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
COLLABORATE WITH US!
The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is a vibrant arts center with 100,000 annual visitors. Since 2007, we have been offering countless cultural events and art classes focusing on performing arts, music, literature, film screenings, and the Latino Arts Residency Program. A collaboration is a one-time presentation that is co-produced with the ESB-MACC. It can be a panel discussion, music or theater presentation, film screenings or community engagement discussion. The ESB-MACC organizes year-round activities and also cooperates with a large number of partners who complete and strengthen programming through rentals and collaborations. For more information, download our collaboration request form.
Collaborators that we have worked with in the past are: AARP, ALMA (Austin Latino Music Association), Austin Community College Creative Writing, Austin History Center, Austin Museum Partnerships, The Austin Symphony, Ballet East, Bellas Artes Alliance, The Center for Mexican-American Cultural Arts (CMACA), Cine Las Americas, Conspire Theatre, Crossroads Events, Dan Guerrero, Daniel Llanes, El Corazón de Tejas, Flor de Nopal, Indigenous Cultures Institute San Marcos, KLRU-TV, Latinitas, LATINO Magazine & No Mas Hambre, Nuestro Grupo, PODER, Proyecto Teatro, Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance Company, Telemundo Austin, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, Texas Folklife, Resistencia Bookstore, University of Texas at Austin CMAS, Univision
All of our events and programming are free and open to the public!
The ESB-MACC is located at 600 River Street in Austin, Texas along Lady Bird Lake.
Free parking is available to those attending our programs, galleries and special events. A temporary parking pass is available in the main office.