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.

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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.

14th Annual Mole Festival

The 14th Annual Mole Festival promises to be an exciting gastro-cultura culinary experience sure to satisfy the community with good food, drinks, cultura, y música while supporting Centro Cultural Aztlan’s commitment to preserving and promoting Chicano/a, Latino/a, and indigenous arts and culture, and through our commitment to diversity, education, and promotion of local artists. Get […]

Las Mujeres Regionales by Frank W. Harris III

Centro Cultural Aztlan begins its Fall Arts Festivities with a solo exhibition of Las Mujeres Regionales, a series of new works by local artist Frank W. Harris, III. The exhibit opens on Friday, September 16, 2022 from 6 to 9 pm in the Galeria Expresion located at 1800 Fredericksburg Road in the Deco Building and […]

El Gran Dia de los Artistas

Centro Cultural Aztlan will present El Gran Dia de Los Artistas to celebrate our 45th Anniversary on Saturday, July 23, 2022, from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Centro Cultural Aztlan was incorporated in June of 1977, and we are inviting you to help us mark this significant milestone by celebrating with us over four decades […]

The Return of Quetzalcoatl: Heroes, Villains and Space Monsters

Centro Cultural Aztlan is honored to present Xavier Garza’s latest exhibition: The Return of Quetzalcoatl: Heroes, Villains and Space Monsters. Legendary characters like La Llorona, los Duendes and Las Lechuzas return to do battle with ancient deities like Quetzalcoatl. But there is a twist to their return as they are all reinterpreted as visual depictions […]

Our Staff

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

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