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.
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 artist. Learn more about out individual artist HERE.
LARP: Guitar Classes
All November & December $55 for one-time Individual Lesson $180 for 4 weeks ($45 per week/lesson) for an Individual
$100 for 4 weeks ($25 per week/lesson) for a Group, please note groups must be between 4-8 students
Join Javier Jara for Guitar and/or voice lessons. Students will learn Latin American folk songs and rhythms to enhance their multicultural experience. If requested, instruction can be in Spanish exclusively or partially. Contact Javier Jara to register and coordinate lessons email@example.com
Saturday December 2 Zolcalo | 4-6pm
Join us for an evening of traditional Latin-American Christmas with children's arts activities, music, and a special international artist. Univision will announce the special guest artist at a later date. Shuttle bus transportation will be provided.
L J Gomez Performs New Compositions
Friday December 15 Black Box | 7-9pm
L J Gomez is an upcoming young Latino musician that will be releasing his first record at the end of 2017. His music represents the syncretism of a new generation of latinx that wants to keep loyal to their heritage and still look for new musical horizons in a global society. All ages welcome. Free admission.
ESB-MACC Signature Events
Sor Juana Inéz de la Cruz - April 13 & 14, 2018 Enjoy our special festival centered around women empowerment. This celebration includes live music, poetry, and storytelling about one of the great initial strong, independent women, Sor Juana.
Awards of Excellence - May 19, 2018 Nominations are open and close March 9th. Join us to celebrate local artist and community members in their efforts to make the Hispanic and Latino community grow and have a voice. To come will be the form for anyone in the Austin area to be nominated for these awards.
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 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.