Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, founded in 1980, is located in the heart of San Antonio’s Westside. It is one of the largest community-based, multi-disciplinary organizations in the U.S. The GCAC provides programming across six disciplines (dance, theatre, visual arts, music, film and literature), offers year- round educational programming through its Guadalupe Academy and free community events, and also produces the annual Tejano Conjunto festival and Cinefestival.
Since 1984, The Guadalupe Theater has been an epicenter for the creation and presentation of contemporary Teatro Chicano. The Guadalupe is committed to programming that gives voice to the Latino, Chicano, and Native American experiences while providing a platform for new generations of artists to practice and develop their craft. The Guadalupe is also home to the Guadalupe Dance Company, a professional dance ensemble founded in 1991 that performs traditional Mexican Folklorico and Spanish flamenco dance. With the artistic guidance of visiting artists, the Dance Company produces both contemporary and traditional dance productions throughout the year.