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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Get Involved | Advisory Board | Latino Artist Access Program (LAAP)

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center's galleries are open to the public during new business hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm. Please make a reservation on our Exhibits page to visit our galleries. 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.


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 7:00pm - 9:00pm starting May 30th. Join the event on Facebook or stream it on the Desde la Sala Website!


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

Digital Summer Camp

We provide a variety of cultural arts classes and camps for adults and youth. 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.

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