We are proud to produce annual signature events and collaborations with Latino arts organizations. Our four annual signature events are La Mujer: A Tribute to Women in April, Awards of Excellence in May, Viva Mexico in September, and Día de los Muertos in November. All events are free and open to the public. Check out the fun!
The Latino Arts Residency Program (LARP) is our developmental program 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 artist. Learn more about the artists currently in the Latino Arts Resident Program.
NATALIA SYLVESTER, author of Everyone Knows You Go Home
MARILYSE V. FIGUEROA, author of Volar
LESLIE CONTRERAS SCHWARTZ, author of Nightbloom & Cenote
NATALIA TREVIŇO, author of VirginX
RODNEY GOMEZ, author of Citizens of the Mausoleum
DAVID BOWLES, author of Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky
Book signing will follow reading
This series, directed by ire’ne lara silva, presents renowned authors from the U.S. and Latin America to give reading performances and master workshops. Ire’ne is the author of two collections of poetry, Furia and Blood Sugar Canto, which were both finalists for the International Latino Book Award, as well as a short story collection, flesh to bone, which won the 2013 Premio Aztlan.
ESB-MACC Signature Events
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.
¡Viva Mexico! - 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 5-9pm & 3rd 1-4pm 2018
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.
La Mujer - 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.
September 25th - Cantinflas (2014) October 30th - A Volar Joven (1947)
November 27th - Si Yo Fuera Diputado (1952)
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. Cine De Oro Fall dates will be September 25th, October 30th, and November 27th. 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.