We are proud to produce annual signature events and collaborations with Latino arts organizations. Our four annual signature events are La Mujer: A Tribute to Women in April, Awards of Excellence in May, Viva Mexico in September, and Día de los Muertos in November. All events are free and open to the public. Check out the fun!
The Latino Arts Residency Program (LARP) is our developmental program for Latino arts organizations and artists in all disciplines that provide arts and cultural programming to the Austin community. ESB-MACC is proud to promote the events and programs of these talented artists. Learn more about the artists currently in the Latino Arts Resident Program.
Friday, December 7, 2018
7:30pm | Black Box Theater | Free & All Ages
Abuelita’s Christmas Carol is a delightful one-hour performance that tells the story of a family with generational traditions that exist among many of us. Abuelita, a Mexican-American grandmother, starts to feel that her life does not matter. Spirits from her past show her scenes from her life and she realizes how much she is truly loved. This is a comic and heart-warming story for all audiences.
Saturday, December 8
4pm- 8:30pm | Zócalo | Free & All Ages
Each year UNIVISION TV partners with ESB-MACC to bring you a family program to kick off the Christmas season with music, arts activities and much more. Univision and ESB-MACC present a Christmas event featuring Posada, Ornament making, musical acts with Latin American music traditions, folkloric ballet and Mariachis. This event will be videotaped and portions will be aired on Christmas Eve on Univision TV. FREE Shuttle Service from 5-9pm. Park at Sanchez Elementary School and take the shuttle to the ESB-MACC!
Figúralo Student Art Exhibit & Opening Reception
Saturday, Dec 8
4-6pm | Sam Z Coronado Gallery | Free & All Ages
The ESB-MACC' s Education Team is proud to present the exhibition 2018 Figúralo: A Figurative Narrative. This annual student exhibition features works from Austin's youth. Join us in the Sam Z. Coronado Gallery on Dec. 8th, 4-6pm! Figúralo will feature the exploration of artistic mediums through figurines, figurative images and figurative narratives. The exhibition will be on display during business hours and it is always free of charge to visit the galleries. The exhibit will be on display until January 12th, 2019.
ESB-MACC Signature Events
La Mujer - April 2019 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 - May 2019 Join us to celebrate local artist and community members in their efforts to make the Hispanic and Latino community grow and have a voice. Click Here to see past winners.
¡Viva Mexico! - September 15, 2019
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.
Día de los Muertos - November 2nd 2019
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.
Cine de Oro
9:30am | Auditorium | Free Admission
Join us on the last Tuesday of each month for a special screening from the Golden Era of Mexico’s cinema. Seniors will enjoy a healthy lunch provided by AARP immediately following the film. Please call to RSVP, as space is limited! 512-974-3789. For special screenings and additional information contact: email@example.com
COLLABORATE WITH US!
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
All of our events and programming are free and open to the public!
The ESB-MACC is located at 600 River Street in Austin, Texas along Lady Bird Lake.
Free parking is available to those attending our programs, galleries and special events. A temporary parking pass is available in the main office.