DALLAS: The Latino Cultural Center

I first attended the Latino Cultural Center about 2 years ago and this place has become a favorite spot for me since then. The LCC is a 27,000 square foot facility with a 300-seat theater, a multi-purpose room, an art gallery, and sculpture courtyards that are widely used by local, regional, and international artists. Vibrant educational classes and events for children, adults, and families take place throughout the year at the LCC. And, as a design enthusiast, I absolutely love the paint color selection and feel that the color combination is very fitting of the LCC.

So, if you’re looking for something to do that is fun yet educational and want to learn more about Latino art and culture this is the place to go! Access to the facility is FREE, but admission may be required to some events, so please check in advance to determine applicable admission fees.


The Latino Cultural Center, was designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Legorreta and dedicated on September 16, 2003. A multidisciplinary arts center that presents Latino artists in the visual and performing arts, film, and literature, the LCC also supports local artists and arts organizations by developing and celebrating Latino art and culture.

The Latino Cultural Center hosts a wide range of multidisciplinary events for diverse audiences. Art exhibitions rotate every few months, and the sculpture collection features works by esteemed artists Luis Jimenez and Jesus Moroles. Cine en el Centro is a film series program featuring the best in popular and avant-garde Spanish language film.

The Oak Farms Dairy Performance Hall theater is kept busy with the best in theater, music, and dance performances, and the courtyard is often used for vibrant cultural festivals celebrating everything from Dieciseis de Septiembre to Las Posadas.

Join us on the second Saturday of every month for family-friendly activities celebrating Latino arts and culture. Come in for one hour, or stay the whole day! Each Target Second Saturday is a little different, with bilingual storytelling/theater, dance, music, and craft workshops, and family films. Admission is free; please check the event calendar for specific Saturday activities.
youtube: Latino Cultural Center Target Second Saturdays video

MAESTROS TEJANOS 2011 – René Alvarado: Memories from El Manantial
5/12/2011 – 8/20/2011
Latino Cultural Center

The Latino Cultural Center is proud to announce the opening of René Alvarado: Memories from El Manantial, the 2011 Maestros Tejanos exhibition. An opening reception will be held May 12, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and the exhibit will be on view through August 20. Both the reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

René Alvarado is a consummate painter and storyteller. His paintings are full of elegant and mysterious images, layering the multiple details of the stories that inspire the artist. His highly personal iconography draws upon the rich cultural heritage of his native Mexico and his adopted West Texas home, mixing the reverence for Catholic saints with cultural folklore. Alvarado is often inspired in family, friends and stories from the small town in Mexico where he was born. The exhibition at the Latino Cultural Center, Memories from El Manantial, features 16 paintings that give the viewer a glimpse of the lyrical approach that characterizes Alvarado’s work

5/12/2011 – 8/20/2011
Latino Cultural Center

The Latino Cultural Center is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition ¡Lotería!, an exhibition of original prints by the Mexican artist Guadalupe Anaya inspired in the traditional Mexican card game. The exhibition will open on May 12, and will be on view through August 20. An opening reception is scheduled for May 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.

¡Lotería! features 20 limited-edition prints that illustrate this popular Mexican game. Artist Guadalupe Anaya uses various printmaking techniques, etching, aquatint, drypoint and chine collé to create highly original interpretations of the traditional images of the Loteria cards, including the heart, the hand, the frog, the spider, the siren, etc. Anaya plays on the meaning of each card and pays homage to the desire of risking it all, only to lose the majority of the time. The outcome is a visual feast of mixed media, all depicting the art of good fortune

6/10/2011 – 6/11/2011
Latino Cultural Center

Mariachi to Merman, Sondheim to Cesar Chavez, a remarkable life journey in story and song! A father/son relationship and a treasured boyhood friendship drive Dan Guerrero’s one-man autobiographical play through decades of Chicano history and the gay experience from a unique and personal perspective.
Performed in English

Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. / Martes a Sábado 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed on Sunday & Monday / Cerrado los Domingos y Lunes

2600 Live Oak
Dallas, TX 75204
Tel: 214. 670.3320
Fax: 214.670.0633

*The LCC is located just east of downtown Dallas, near the intersection of Central Expressway & Live Oak Street.

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