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The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is currently closed to the public. 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.


The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is currently closed to the public, but the good news is, many of our programs have moved digital! Please use this page as a guide to our digital resources, which are free to use for anyone who wants to learn more about Mexican-American and Latinx art & culture.

You'll find lesson plans, performances, presentations, online art galleries, instructional videos, and more, and this page is updated every week!

Check out our online events: Viva Mexico and Day of the Dead!

For even more access to MACC programming, remember to follow us on Facebook at @AustinESBMACC and Instagram at @ESBMACC. Questions? email maccevents@austintexas.gov.

Feedback? Please fill out our Digital Programs Survey!


  1. Day of the Dead- Digital Festival to celebrate Dia de Muertos on Nov 1 & 2, 2020
  2. Viva Mexico- A Celebration of Mexican Independence and Latinx Heritage
  3. Desde La Sala- A Virtual Concert Series featuring Latinx Artists
  4. Exhibit: XX Timeline at the Crossroads XX by Diana Molina
  5. Spanglish Series-Interviews with Local Creatives by El Proyecto
  6. Latino Artist Access Program (LAAP)- Music, Dance, Theater, and much more!
  7. Vamonos! Produced and Presented by the Caminos Teens
  8. Sugar Skull Making- Video Instructions for Day of the Dead crafts
  9. Lesson Plan: Lowriders- All About Austin's Chicano Lowrider Culture
  10. Lesson Plan: Alebrijes "Uprooted Dreams"- Project & Lesson Plan
  11. Lesson Plan: La Selva/ The Rainforest
  12. Exhibit: Textile Poetics: Textile Art by Mery Godigna-Collet & Others
  13. Exhibit: Piecing it Together: Grafitti Art by Nathan "Sloke" Nordstrom
  14. Virtual Tour of the MACC- Learn the History and Architecture of the MACC
  15. Lesson: Coloring Book, An Empowered Village and Its Citizens
  16. Lesson Plan: Borderland Wildlife The Environment of the US-Mexico Border
  17. Community Healing Garden Learn About Healing Plants in Our On-Site Garden!
  18. Stay Creative Youth Curriculum Ages 5-12


On Exhibit

Our center houses two galleries, featuring local, regional and national Latino/a artists. Admission is free and tours available by request. During the current closure, be sure to view our current digital exhibit by Diana Molina!

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 512.974.3773 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>