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The ESB-MACC is currently closed to the public. 


The ESB-MACC is proud to offer engaging digital programs and performances, often featuring artists from the Latino Artist Access Program. Check out our Digital Programs Page and the MACC Facebook for upcoming digital events!

For family-friendly/ youth activities, make sure to view our Education Digital Programs too!


Dia de Muertos

On Nov 1 & 2, the ESB Mexican American Cultural Center is proud to present Día de Los Muertos. This celebration has been a tradition at the ESB-MACC for over a decade. This year for the first time, we will present a digital event that anyone can view for free from a computer, tablet, or phone! Local artists and the community can participate, making this a collective digital event.

How Can the Community Participate?

We have a Catrina Photo Contest, an Altar/ Ofrenda online exhibit, and a Sugar Skull Making virtual workshop! To register to participate in any of these opportunities, please fill out our Day of the Dead Registration Form.

For all updates and details about this event, please visit www.DayoftheDeadATX.net.


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A series of performances by some of our favorite artists, from their living room to yours - FOR FREE! Join us every other Saturday from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

During each episode, we will be presenting 4 different performances live streaming to the ESB MACC’s facebook page and Austin’s Parks & Recreation YouTube page. Check the lineup and more at the Desde La Sala website!


Viva Mexico 2020

Visit www.vivamexico2020.net for more information. The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center hosted its annual Viva México celebration on Wednesday, September 16th from 6-9pm. This lively celebration is still offered virtually, free of charge, live streamed on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Community Healing Garden 

At the ESB-MACC Healing Garden we grow fruits, herbs, and vegetables that can be used for everyday meals and health. If you are interested in gardening or sharing in our harvest, join us for one of our workdays. Contact us at maccgarden@austintexas.gov or call 512.974.3773. View the informational brochure in English or Spanish and our Garden webpage in English or Spanish!


ESB-MACC Signature Events:

La Mujer

La Mujer

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

Awards of Excellence

Award Ceremony recognizing remarkable Latinx for the highest artistic excellence they bring to the cultural arts of Austin, TX. 

Viva Mexico

¡Viva Mexico! 

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.

Dia De Los Muertos

Día de los Muertos

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.!



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