Celebracion a La Virgen de Guadalupe

“Am I not here who am your mother”

Coatlaxopeuh to Cuauhtlatuohac, (Juan Diego) 1531 On the hill of Tepeyac

On December 12, 1531, on a hill called Tepeyac in Mexico, a middle age Indian named Juan Diego saw a vision of a lady whose garments gleamed of light, color and splendor. She spoke in the native tongue of the Aztecs. It is said that she summoned Juan Diego to tell the Spanish Priests to build her a temple at the sight where she had been worshiped by the Aztecs and known by her people as Tonanzin, mother of the Gods and of the Earth.

Every year on this day Centro Cultural Aztlan produces and presents an annual Celebracion a la Virgen de Guadalupewith one of the most beautiful exhibits and of it’s kind. In addition to exploring this secular icon and its significance in the Latin American community, visitors can experience this phenomenon through a visual narrative showcasing a myriad of artistic representations by some of San Antonio’s most noted artists. This exhibition is the oldest and most reverend featuring La Virgen de Guadalupe as the main theme.

This year, we are bringing back the in-person gallery exhibit! Save the date and make plans to attend and view the beautiful artwork from over 20 artists and shop from our Artesanos in the Breezeway.
Sunday, December 12, 3-6PM. Enjoy traditional tamales and other fixings during our annual “Posada”.

To view last year’s exhibit and celebration on our Facebook Page here: https://fb.watch/2qc5-RIsIY/
or on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/OAtoHhva74k

Opening Reception:

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Installation by Henry De Leon and Gricelda Bill

The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on view on December 12, 2021 until January 14, 2022 Monday-Friday, 10am to 4p.m.

If you are an artists and would like to apply for our fall exhibits you can download the applications here:

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This is this year’s virtual gallery:

Check out our past Virgin de Guadalupe Exhibits:

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