La Mujer 2022La Mujer 2024
Sunday, April 21, 2024
1:00-5:00pm
The Cathedral ATX

SAVE THE DATE!

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB MACC) presents La Mujer: A Celebration of Women. In its 13th year, the ESB MACC's annual La Mujer festival celebrates women and women-identifying individuals in Austin’s Mexican American/ Latino/a/x/e Community.

The festival will take place on Sunday, April 21 from 1:00pm-5:00pm at the Cathedral Art Gallery which is located at 2403 E 16th St. Austin, TX 78702. Event details and registration can be found at AustinTexas.gov/MACCLaMujer.

  • The features of this event bring awareness to the accomplishments of women, engage the MACC community in wellness and art-making activities, and create conscious spaces where women can be seen, heard, and empowered. Attendees will be able to enjoy these activities (sample activities only! Details yet to be confirmed!)

  • Visual Art Exhibits from the Cathedral, with curator Monica Ceniceros 

  • Friday Friday Artisan Marketplace with TK Tunchez. An economic movement of intersectional marketplaces & cultural spaces centering Latinx, BIPOC & queer folks. Shop local! 

  • Artist Talks/ Workshops- attendees will be able to attend workshops by women in a variety of themes including: yoga, sound healing, indigenous healing (smudge stick making, sound healing, limpias) women in business, literary arts, fashion/ decorative arts.

  • Performances- this event features poetry / music / film by women artists.

  • Mental Health Resources presented by Ashwell House & Caminos presentation by our Teen Leaders

The La Mujer activities, events or "activations" bring awareness to the accomplishments of women, engage the MACC community in wellness and art-making activities, and create conscious spaces where women can be seen, heard, and empowered. Film screenings, pop-up activity tables, workshops, and youth-focused art activities are all examples of this year's art activations.

If you need more information or want to participate in this event, email Estrella.DeLeon@austintexas.gov.

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La Mujer Mosaic Mural

About the La Mujer Mural

The ESB MACC has officially inaugurated the La Mujer mosaic mural as a permanent outdoor art installation. It was created by participants in the ESB MACC's Caminos teen leadership program under the guidance of local muralist J Muzacz and Caminos coordinator Frederico Geib. This beautiful mosaic mural is truly representative of our MACC community. It has been installed as a permanent outdoor artwork at the Southeast corner of the MACC, at the edge of the property, by the Hike & Bike trail.

The mural was designed and created tile by tile to depict strong Latina leaders; mujeres that have inspired our teens to reach their greatest potential. Some of the iconic role models featured in the mural include Selena Quintanilla, Dolores Huerta, and Emma Barrientos. The mural celebrates their courage and success as trailblazers in art, music, and dance as well as their dual roles of activists, mothers, and community leaders.  

Watch this 5 Minute Film about the mural by Bianca Olivares Reyes!
Watch the full inauguration of the mural on April 29th, 2023 
     *Please fast-forward to the 4:49 minute mark to skip the wait screen on the video!
Read more about Caminos!