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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 Guadalupe with 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.

Join us at the opening reception Tuesday, December 12, 2023 from 6-9pm.
The exhibition is free and open to the public and will be on view December 12th-14th, 2023 and January 2nd-18th, 2024, Monday-Thursday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Participating artists include: TBA
Virgen de Guadalupe Art Market: In addition to the exhibition opening, an art market featuring local vendors will be available December 12th from 6-9pm. Visitors may purchase unique artwork, crafts, and Artesanía inspired by La Virgen de Guadalupe and other holiday themes.

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:

Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 6-9PM

The exhibition includes a special art installation by nationally-recognized floral designer, Henry De Leon.

The exhibition is free and open to the public and will be on view December 13th-14th, 2023 and January 2nd-19th, 2024, Monday-Thursday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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


Or here’s a link to an online application: https://forms.gle/XmqjZ73B4Y4L6goL6

This is last year’s virtual gallery:

Check out our past Virgin de Guadalupe Exhibits:

28th Annual “Celebración a la Virgen de Guadalupe” Exhibit

Centro Cultural Aztlan is honored to present the 28th Annual Celebración a la Virgen de Guadalupe Exhibit. Visitors will explore the significance of the Latin-American cultural icon, La Virgen de Guadalupe, featuring original works of art in acrylic, oil, watercolor, mixed media, sculpture, and more. This exhibition is the oldest and most revered visual arts...