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Mission Statement: The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) is dedicated to the preservation, creation, presentation, and promotion of the cultural arts of Mexican Americans and Latino cultures. Read about the history of the ESB-MACC.

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is currently open Monday-Thursday 10-6, Friday 10-5:30, and 10-4 on Saturdays

Please visit our galleries! We have exhibits in our downstairs Community Gallery and upstairs Sam Z Coronado Gallery. Read more at Exhibits! If you would like to reserve a tour, fill out a Tour Request Form.

Do you have program feedback? Tell us at www.MACCsurvey.net.

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The ESB MACC has entered Phase 2 of the 2018 Facility Expansion Plan (2018 Plan) approved by City Council. Phase 2 includes expansion and renovation of the facility in addition to site improvements in order to meet the growing needs of the community. Learn more about Phase 2 on the Project Page and discover how Phase 2 relates to the past, present, and future of the MACC in the Phase 2 Online Exhibit. This exhibit is also available in Spanish: Ver Fase 2 en Espanol.

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For access to livestreams and other digital programs, follow us on Facebook at @ESBMACC and Instagram at @ESBMACC

View precorded digital programs at MaccSurvey.net. They are free and accessible to anyone who wants to learn more about Mexican-American and Latinx arts & culture.

You'll find lesson plans, performances, presentations, online art galleries, instructional videos, and more! Make sure to take a look at our Signature Events: Viva Mexico and Day of the Dead!

Did you view one of the digital programs? Let us know by filling out our 5-minute Program Survey!

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On Exhibit

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Our center houses two galleries, featuring local, regional and national Latino/a artists. On display April-June 2022 is an exhibit by the teen Caminos program in the Community Gallery (downstairs) and Entropy by Mery Godigna Collet in the Sam Z Coronado Gallery (upstairs).

For tours, fill out a Tour Request Form

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Events, Programs, and Services

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We are proud to produce our annual events, work with community organizations and partnerships and co-produce collaborations with Latino organizations that are free and open to the public. Download a collaboration request form here. LAAP is a developmental program for Latino arts organizations and artists in all disciplines that provide arts and cultural programming to the Austin community. 

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Education and Programs

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We provide a variety of cultural arts classes and camps for adults and youth. Download the MACC Coloring Book! Call (512) 974-3772 or email macceducation@austintexas.gov.

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Caminos Teen Leadership Program

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The ESB-MACC 's Caminos program empowers Austin-area teens to carve their own path in the creative arts.

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Rentals & Reservations

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We offer various rental spaces. All rentals must serve the cultural, educational, artistic, or civic purpose of the ESB-MACC.

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Latino Artist Access Program

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The Latino Artist Access Program (LAAP) provides Latinx artists from all artistic disciplines the space and community to share their work with the public. Space can be used for rehearsals, performances, workshops or to create small-scale works of art. The ESB-MACC is proud to promote the events and programs of these talented artists. Check out the LAAP Artist Page

LAAP Events Calendar April-May 2022: [click here]

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Healing Garden

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At the ESB-MACC Healing Garden we grow herbs, fruits and vegetables that can be used for everyday meals and health. If you are interested in gardening or sharing in our harvest, join us for one of our workdays. Check out our Garden brochure in English or Spanish, and our Garden webpage in English or Spanish. For more information, contact us at 512.974.3773 or maccgarden@austintexas.gov.

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