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 of presenting valuable arts programs to the San Antonio community. El Gran Dia de Los Artistas is a free community event and promises to be an explosion of creativity in the Deco District showcasing live music, poetry, theatre, dance, art demonstrations, and live painting.
The event will feature: • Live music Performances • Live Painting and art demonstrations • Poetry performances • Artists and artisans showcasing original and unique works of art • A special reading by Xavier Garza from one of his latest books and a view of his latest exhibitions on currently on display in our gallery
We hope that you will be able to join us in the celebration of this important milestone for our organization and our community. If you are interested in participating as an artist vendor, food vendor or sponsor, please contact us at 210-432-1896, M-F from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visit our website at www.centroaztlan.org, follow us on Facebook or drop by our offices located in the Deco Building at 1800 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 103, San Antonio, Texas 78201.

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 of modern day lucha libre heroes, villains and monsters. The images pay homage to the golden age of lucha libre films where masked heroes did battle against vampires, zombies, space aliens and other monstrosities.
Opening Reception: Friday, July 15, 2022. Exhibit will be on display until August 18, 2022. Gallery hours: Mon-Thursday 10AM-4PM
Xavier Garza is an award-winning author and artists of such books as Creepy Creatures and Other Cucuys; Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask: A Bilingual Cuento; Charro Claus and the Texas Kid; Zulema and the Witch Owl / Zulema Y La Bruja Lechuza; Kid Cyclone Fights the Devil and Other Stories / Kid Ciclon Se Enfrenta an El Diablo y Otras Historias; Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller; Maximilian & the Bingo Rematch: A Lucha Libre Sequel; The Great and Mighty Nikko; The Donkey Lady Fights la Llorona and Other Stories; and Maximilian & the Lucha Libre Club: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller. His latest book is titled La Llorona Can’t Scare Me. He has been honored with the Pure Belpre Honor and his books are on several reading lists including Tejas Star and Texas Institute of Letters. His art work has been featured in such books are Chicano Art for the Millenium and Contemporary Chicana/o Art: Artists, Works, Culture and Education.