We are proud to produce annual signature events and collaborations with Latino arts organizations. Our four annual signature events are Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: A Tribute to Mexican Women in April, Award of Excellence in May, Viva Mexico in September and Día de los Muertos in late October or early November. All events are free and open to the public.
Saturday | 3pm-7pm
February 18 Poetry Symposium
ANDY PARIS: The King Of Bubblegum
Tuesday | 7pm
This documentary film, produced and directed by John Paris, chronicles the rise and fall of a McAllen, Texas based businessman who, through ingenuity and the significant assistance of Tejanos and Mexican nationals, cornered the world's bubblegum market in the late 1940s, built a financial empire, flirted with Hollywood, and then came crashing back to Earth through a series of misfortunes.
Now Accepting Nominate for the Awards of Excellence
The Awards of Excellence is now accepting nominations. Please click here to see nomination form and what the award entails.
Nomination forms for the prestigious AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE will be accepted through April 14th. This award is bestowed upon the finest in our Latino Community.
Award of Excellence Ceremony will be May 20th.
Phototgraph (2016) past award winners: Michael Garcia (left), CM Sabino "Pio" Renteria (center) & Jaime Castillo (right)
ESB-MACC Signature Events
Sor Juan Ines de la Cruz - April 15th Celebrating the life and legacy of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz with theatre performances and more.
Award of Excellence - May 20th This award is to be granted as the highest distinction and celebration of lasting contributions by artists and community members. DEADLINE IS APRIL 14!!!!
Ten Year Anniversary - September 16th To celebrate ten years of serving our Mexican-American and Latino community in this beautiful facility designed by Mexican renouned architect, Teodoro González de León, this year will have an extra special festival.
Día de los Muertos - October 21st A day to remember our loved ones who have passed with offerings, music, food, and kids activities.
Cine de Oro
Join us on the last Tuesday of each month at the Mexican American Cultural Center (600 River St.) for a special screening from the Golden Era of Mexico’s cinema. Seniors will enjoy a healthy lunch immediately following the film.
Please arrive by 9:15 am as screenings begins at 9:30 am. Admission is free. Please call to RSVP, as space is limited! 512-974-3789.
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 theatre 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.