The City of Austin’s official Diez y Seis celebration will take place Saturday, September 15, 2012, at the Emma Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center located at 600 River Street. Each year, an artist is selected to create the art for the event poster. This year, for the first time, the artist is from Mexico, from our Sister City of Saltillo, Coahuila. Jose Antonio Garcia Guerra is a well-known artist and sculptor, his art will be exhibited in the Gallery, on the second floor of the center, beginning on September 15, 2012. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The entertainment for the Fiesta will begin at 6 PM, with Charros from the Asociacion de Charros El Herradero y Escaramuza El Rosario, followed by music by Mariachi Tamazula, singer Ernesto Cadena Segovia from Saltillo, the South Texas College Ballet Folklorico, and closing with Mariachi Nueva Generacion from Texas State University. The highlight of the evening will take place at approximately 9 PM, when the Consul General of Mexico, Rosalba Ojeda gives “El Grito”, the re-enactment of Father Hidalgo’s call for independence. Parking will not be available at the center. Free parking will be allowed at One Texas Center, located at South 1st and Barton Springs Road. A free shuttle will run every 20 minutes, starting at 5:30 PM and ending at 10 PM, from there to the event and back. Come join us and enjoy this family event!