We are proud to produce annual signature events and collaborations with Latino arts organizations. Our four annual signature events are Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: A Tribute to Mexican Women in April, Award of Excellence in May, Viva Mexico in September and Día de los Muertos in late October or early November. All events are free and open to the public.
10th Year Anniversary: Celebrating the Past, Illuminating the Future
Friday September 15 | 6pm
Sam z. Coronado Gallery
The Festival will start with an Exhibit Opening of 50 Years of Art & Activism by Raul Valdez in the Sam z. Coronado Gallery from 6-8pm. There will be refreshments and a warm welcome with special guest speakers.
Saturday September 16
Auditorium | Zolcalo
Beat the afternoon heat in our auditorium for a FREE play at 2pm. Teatro Vivo Presents Enfrascada, this play is a dark comedy by Tanya Saracho & Directed by Claudia M. Chávez.
Join us for an interactive experience of an Open House & Family Activities at 4pm. The Ceremonial Grand Opening will start at 6pm hosted by Master of Ceremonies Ron Oliveira. Enjoy food, art, and community vendors along with music, dance performances, and special guest speakers in the Zolcalo.
Check out the Line Up:
Danza Azteca Guadalupana
Roy Lozano Ballet Folklorico
1-2-3 Andres with AISD Mariachi Players
The Nansayapa Marimba Quartet from Mexico
The Johnny Degollado Trio
Oaxaca Arte en Movimiento - Ballet Folklórico
Lourdes Perez, and Friends
Street People (Tejano)
ESB-MACC Signature Events
Ten Year Anniversary - September 16, 2017 To celebrate ten years of serving our Mexican-American and Latino community in this beautiful facility designed by Mexican renowned architect, Teodoro González de León, this year will have an extra special festival.
Día de los Muertos - October 21, 2017 A day to remember our loved ones who have passed with offerings, music, food, and kids activities.
Dia de los Muertos is just around the corner!
Altar Participation Forms are now available. This year, you can send in your submission online through a Google Form. Just type in your information, and we’ll reserve your spot. Please make note of which altar form you are submitting. There is an Outdoor Form and an Indoor Form, available in both English and Spanish for your convenience. There are limited spaces for the altars, so please submit your form as soon as possible! If you have any questions, please contact: Gricelda.Silva@austintexas.gov. Thank you!
Las formas de participación para altares ya están disponibles. Este año, puede enviar su forma en línea a través de una Forma de Google. Simplemente escriba su información y nosotros reservamos su lugar. Por favor, tome nota de cual forma de altar necesitas. Hay una forma para los altares al aire libre y otra forma para los altares en la Galeria de la Comunidad, disponible en inglés y español para su conveniencia. Hay espacios limitados para los altares, así que por favor envíe su forma pronto. Si tiene alguna pregunta, póngase en contacto con: Gricelda.Silva@austintexas.gov. ¡Gracias!
Join us on the last Tuesday of each month at the Mexican American Cultural Center (600 River St.) for a special screening from the Golden Era of Mexico’s cinema. Seniors will enjoy a healthy lunch immediately following the film.
Please arrive by 9:15 am as screenings begins at 9:30 am. Admission is free. Please call to RSVP, as space is limited! 512-974-3789.
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.