Centro Cultural Aztlan is a community based-organization with a mission to preserve, develop and promote Chicano/Latino art and culture. The center presents an array of cultural activities that encourages and supports artistic creativity, preserves our local heritage, and makes the arts more widely available to residents of all backgrounds, ages and interests.


While there are diverse events that take place at Centro Cultural Aztlan We have tried and true year round programing for the whole family to enjoy.

Dec 12th Virgen de Guadalupe

Centro Cultural Aztlan produces and presents an annual Celebracion a la Virgen de Guadalupe with one of the most beautiful exhibits and of it’s kind.

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Segundo de Febrero

This exhibit commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo on February 2, 1848 which ended the Mexico/U.S. War and established the new American southwest and the Mexican American Community.

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Superhero Exhibit

Our annual Superhero Exhibition is designed for students from kinder to 12th grade to create artwork that is based on Real-Life Heroes, Comic Book Art, Anime, Mythological Figures, or a positive role model they know and admire.

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Dia de los Muertos Exhibit

Since 1977, Centro Cultural has opened its doors to tourists and residents to take part in the biggest and oldest Dia de los Muertos Celebration paying tribute to this ancient tradition.

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Zonarte- El Mercado de Aztlan

Artists and artisans from San Antonio and across Tejas offer their unique handmade gifts, original prints, paintings, sculptures, furniture jewelry, textiles, and artesania during this annual Holiday Market.

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El Gran Dia de Los Artistas

El Gran Dia de Los Artistas promises to be an explosion of creativity in the Deco District showcasing live music, Arts and Craft market, art demonstrations, exhibits, and live painting.

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Mole Throwdown Funraiser

Get your taste buds ready for one of the most deliciously unique fundraising events you will ever attended.

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OST Cultural Corridor – A Cultural Ecosystem

A cultural corridor that promotes, sustains, and encourages the arts, neighborhoods and businesses along Fredericksburg Road and North Flores Street.

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Galería Expresión

The Galería Expresión is a spacious 2500/SF professional gallery and one of Centro Aztlan’s oldest and most visible programs. The community enjoys 6-8 yearly exhibits of varying genres and artists while encouraging those who are just beginning as they collaborate on various projects. These group shows give more than 350 visual artists a year the opportunity to undergo professional review by a large audience and an entree into art markets that otherwise would be closed to them.
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Centro Cultural Aztlan was established in 1977, by a group of young community organizers active in the Chicano movement and eager to extend its message of pride and empowerment.

The vision of those that founded Centro Cultural Aztlan was to build upon the tradition of Chicano and Indigenous culture by creating programs that would involve local artists and increase public awareness of their work.

Participants in our programs represent the full spectrum of the arts: poets and other writers, performing artists, musicians, as well as visual artists.Some are students; others are emerging professionals. Whether they perform their work on stage or hang it on the wall, we provide them with the means of expression: materials and instruction or display space, an open mike or a festival stage.

Centro Cultural Aztlan provides a venue for established and emerging artists, local residents and visitors to participate in cultural activities that include fine-arts exhibits, discussions, literary events and community pride celebrations designed to enrich and inspire.

Get Involved

There are many ways you can support the our exciting programing


Every cent counts.

Support Centro Cultural Aztlan with your tax-deductible donation today! Your contribution will help us continue our mission to preserve, develop and promote Chicano/Latino art and culture.


and make a difference.

Centro Cultural Aztlan is always looking for friendly volunteers to help us with a number of programs and projects. Please call or email us.


in the summer.

Gain valuable experience working with Centro Cultural Aztlan’s Executive Director, Arts Program Manager, community volunteers, and partner organizations while assisting with the planning, preliminary logistics, and outreach efforts for the center’s programming.
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your idea for an exhibit.

Working on something special? Let us know your vision maybe we can work together to make it a reality.
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as an artist in our annual programs.

If you are an artist and would like to apply for our exhibits you can download the applications here:
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to be a vendor.

Want to sell your wears at our next market? Or perhaps you prepare some really great eats. Become a vendor and be part of our next event.
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We got lots going on so check back regularly to see whats happening.

MARS NEEDS MORE WOMEN. Project: MASA-V Catalog Release

Join us on May 4th for the catalog release of the latest exhibit by Project MASA series! This exhibit opened at Centro Cultural Aztlan February 24 and will be on display until June 10. The idea behind the Project:MASA-V exhibit is to affect change by continuing discussions, educating and bringing together the community around ideals […]


Centro Cultural Aztlan is honored to host the latest exhibit titled Mars Needs more Women. Project: MASA-V. Please join us Thursday, March 24th from 6-9PM for the opening reception and poetry presentation. Project: MASA is an ongoing exhibit series which gathers Chican@ artists that use outer space and science fiction iconography with past present and […]

15th Annual Vuelo de Mariposas Spring Market

Centro Cultural Aztlan presents the 15th annual Vuelo de Mariposas Spring Market, open studios with featured artists and an artisan market of fine-crafts, paintings and wearable art by some of San Antonio’s most noted artists. Participating artists include: Angelica Mayorga, Nuevo Huevo (Christine Saalbach), Angelina Pliego, Nancy De La Zerda, Amy Jo Rabold, Martin Emmanuel […]

Our Staff

Centro Cultural Aztlan has a 35-year history of producing and presenting high quality artistic events. Our full-time staff includes:

Mil Gracias

Funding for our programs is made possible through the generous support of the City of San Antonio: