Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the ESB-MACC is currently closed to the public. Read more here.

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The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is currently closed. Please continue to check the City of Austin Closure page for updates.

Mission Statement: The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) is dedicated to the preservation, creation, presentation, and promotion of the cultural arts of Mexican Americans and Latino cultures. Read about the history of the ESB-MACC.

DIGITAL PROGRAMS

In light of the recent Stay Home-Work Safe Order, the ESB-MACC is proud to announce free digital programs for the public! See below for upcoming programs:

Desde la Sala Virtual Concert Series

Desde la Sala Virtual Concert Series

Desde la Sala is a new series of performances by some of our favorite artists, from their living room to yours - FOR FREE! Join us every other Saturday from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Join the event on Facebook or stream it on the Desde la Sala Website!
 

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On Exhibit

Our center houses two galleries, featuring local, regional and national Latino/a artists. Admission is free and tours available by request.

Events, Programs, and Services

Cine se Oro Since 2007, an outside preformance, LARP, Latino Arts Residency Program

We are proud to produce our annual events, work with community organizations and partnerships and co-produce collaborations with Latino organizations that are free and open to the public. Download a collaboration request form here. LAAP is a developmental program for Latino arts organizations and artists in all disciplines that provide arts and cultural programming to the Austin community. 

Education and Programs

We provide a variety of cultural arts classes and camps for adults and youth. Download the MACC Coloring Book! Call (512) 974-3772 or email macceducation@austintexas.gov.

Caminos Teen Leadership Program

Caminos Program, Teen Leadership at the ESB-MACC

The ESB-MACC 's Caminos program empowers Austin-area teens to carve their own path in the creative arts.

Rentals & Reservations

Rentals at the MACC

We offer various rental spaces. All rentals must be public and serve the cultural, educational, artistic, or civic purpose of the ESB-MACC.

Latino Artist Access Program

The Latino Artist Access Program (LAAP) provides Latinx artists from all artistic disciplines the space and community to share their work with the public. Space can be used for rehearsals, performances, workshops or to create small-scale works of art. The ESB-MACC is proud to promote the events and programs of these talented artists. Check out the LAAP Artists Page

Healing Garden

At the ESB-MACC Healing Garden we grow herbs, fruits 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. Check out our Garden brochure in English or Spanish, and our Garden webpage in English or Spanish. For more information, contact us at 512.974.3772 or maccgarden@austintexas.gov.

<h3>Fun is Year-Round at the MACC</h3><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pygobnwaGHY?ecver=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><p>Enjoy this peek inside the festival and interactive fun to be had at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. We have a Zolcalo (plaza), gallery, and classes to help anyone explore Mexican, Latin, and South American cultures right here. There is also plenty of dancing, live shows, and experiences of all kinds to be enjoyed by the young and old. Come join us!</p>