Vuelo de Mariposas: Open Studios and Spring Market

Centro Cultural Aztlan presents:

Vuelo de Mariposas Open Studios and Spring Market
Deco Building and Galeria Expresion
Saturday and Sunday February 16-17, 2019

In addition to El Segundo de Febrero exhibition, Centro Cultural
Aztlan presents our 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.

The Vuelo de Mariposas Spring Market gives local artists an affordable venue in which to sell their works of art and provides visitors the opportunity to meet and greet the artists and artisans. Several of the Borrando Fronteras exhibition artists will host open studios, including live painting and printmaking.

Visitors can stroll through the Deco Building’s breezeway and sidewalks to find artists having craft and jewelry demonstrations, hands-on activities, and live art painting. Presenting their “spring line,” artists and artisans are sure to bring the newest trends and colors of the season!

Visitors are also invited to participate in a FREE community workshop in traditional Mexican Son Jarocho music, presented by El Tallercito de Son SATX on Sunday, February 17, from 3:00-4:00pm.

Live body painting demonstration by Oscar Galvan, details coming soon!

Vuelo de Mariposas Spring Market is open as a part Centro Cultural Aztlan’s 41st Segundo de Febrero Exhibition, Borrando Fronteras, on Saturday , February 16, 2019, from 11am to 5pm, and Sunday, February 17, 2019 from noon to 5pm.

Artists, Artisans, and Vendors include:

Israel Rico, Nuevo Huevo, Debi Lively, Nancy de la Cerda, Rachel Valdez, Tereza Gonzalez, Blas Hernandez, Irma Ochoa, Corine Rodriguez, Angelina Pliego, Shari B. Collins, Victor Tello, Jesse Sauceda, Alicia Zavala Galvan, Yolanda O. Reyes, y muchos mas!

41st Annual 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.

Centro Cultural Aztlan celebrates the Annual Dia de los Muertos with a group exhibition of Altares y Ofrendas on November 2nd.  Community artists are invited to create altares in our gallery and help facilitate a dialogue that examines the history and traditions of this cultural festivity.  This event illustrates the artistic, cultural and religious facets of this popular pre-Columbian/Mexican tradition where death is seen as a natural part of life and this reality is approached with gaiety and humor.  Photographs of loved ones grace altars as well as offerings of food and other things associated with Dia de los Muertos, such as marigolds, incense, and candles. The entire gallery is transformed into a giant installation that is a sumptuous feast for the senses.

Be a part of this year’s Celebration!

Opening reception Friday, Nov. 2nd, 2018 from 6-9pm.  Suggested admission: $3. Kids and students are free.

View our exhibit of “Altares y Ofrendas” by community artists and students, enjoy Pan de muerto, Ponche de frutas, and other treats as you visit with friends and shop for special Dia de los Muertos creations from some of San Antonio’s most talented artists and artisans in our “Avenida de los Artesanos”.
Be prepared to dance when the drum rhythms of the Carnaval de San Anto dance troupe arrive to lead us in danzas choreographed for the festive occasion!

Exhibit can be viewed Monday-Friday 9am-5pm until Nov. 9th, 2018.

El Gran Dia de los Artistas

Because of the overwhelming interest and attendance to our June 8th performance,  we will have an encore performance during  ” El Gran Dia De los Artistas” on June 24th at 3PM!!!

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Centro Cultural Aztlan will present El Gran Dia de Los Artistas to celebrate our 41thAnniversary on Sunday, June 24, 2018, from 2:00 pm to 8:00 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 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:

  • An encore performance of “El Laredito”, the forgotten neighborhood west of San Pedro Creek Ethnodrama at 3pm.
    • Live Performances by local bands and poets
    • Live Painting
    • Over 30 artists and artisans showcasing original and unique works of art
    • Children’s Craft Table.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 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Visit our website at www.centroaztlan.org to download an application, follow us on Facebook or drop by our offices located in the Deco Building at 1800 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 103, San Antonio, Texas 78201. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Vuelo de Mariposas Spring Market

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Centro Cultural Aztlan presents the annual Vuelo de Mariposas Spring Market, an indoor/outdoor artisan market of fine crafts, paintings, jewelry, wearable art, designers, and unique vendors, all to create a fun place to shop and socialize during the On/Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour.

The Vuelo de Mariposas Spring Market gives our local artists a spacious venue in which to showcase their “spring line” and offer their newest trends and colors for the up-coming season.

Visitors will be able to stroll through the Deco Building Breezeway and Corridors to meet and greet the contributing artists and artisans of the 2016 Vuelo de Mariposas Spring Market that will open in conjunction with the annual Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour from February 17-18, 2018.

In addition to our Spring market, visitors will be able to view our current exhibit, “40th annual Segundo de Febrero Exhibit” commemorating the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1848.
Centro Cultural Aztlan has produced and presented the annual Segundo de Febrero exhibit since 1978 in an effort to preserve Mexican American history and culture. This exhibit commemorates the 170th anniversary of the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the ending of the U.S. Mexican war, and the redistribution of a border creating a new bicultural citizenry with a new consciousness of Mexican American dual identity, history, culture and traditions. The inspiration for our artists comes from past and present events that result in a visual dialog of Chicano identity and a reflection of the sentiment toward border issues and current events.

ZONARTE – El Mercado de Aztlan

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Don’t know what to get your hard-to-shop for family and friends? Don’t you want to gift them something special and one-of-a-kind? Get your holiday shopping started at the ZONARTE Holiday Market, hosted by Centro Cultural Aztlan!

Preview the newest creations from a wide range of artisans hailing from San Antonio and across Texas offering their unique handmade gifts, original prints, paintings, sculptures, furniture jewelry, textiles, and artesania during this annual Holiday Market. Feast your eyes on the magnificent, creative artistry of our contributing artists and makers while getting one of-a-kind gifts for loved ones and maybe even yourself!

Opening reception: Friday, November 17
Market continues Saturday, November 18, and Sunday, November 19, from 10AM-6PM.
FREE and open to the public.

For more information please call Centro Cultural Aztlan M-F, 9am to 5pm at 210-432-1896 or come by Centro Cultural Aztlan’s offices located in the Deco Building at 1800 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 103.