Founded in 1972, the Latino Center of Art and Culture is a multi-disciplinary cultural center offering Latinx programming, art education workshops, and a community gathering space.

LCAC is a center of cultural pride, self-governance, self-expression, and community empowerment through the arts.

"Quisieron enterrarnos, pero no sabían que éramos semillas"

Digital Programs

Experience all of the Center's recent and ongoing digital programming.

Sacramento Artist Corps

Live Programs

Provisional schedule and details for our 2021 live events.

Día del Niño (Live-Stream)

Día del Niño

El Día del Niño is celebrated every April 30th in Mexico. During WWI many children were left vulnerable around the world. This celebration was created after the Declaration of Rights of the Child which was adopted on the 26th of November, 1925, by the League of Nations after recognizing that all children are left vulnerable after a war.

The Latino Center of Art and Culture is celebrating our 8th annual Día del Niño, April 30, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Check back here or on social media for more details.

Sat Apr 30

10am to 2pm

Fiesta de Frida

¡Mercado de Frida!

The Latino Center of Art & Culture is pleased to announce The 8th Annual ¡Fiesta de Frida! on Saturday, July 10th, 2022. (Limited free parking on site)

This popular free event is a day to honor the legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and celebrate not only her work but also her iconic status for female empowerment. As the pandemic condition has begun to improve in Sacramento, the LCAC would like to provide a mercado for to 30 local artisan and food vendors. Setting the ambiance there will be authentic Mexican food, drink, with live music. Jarritos served in a clay pot glass, and beer and wine will be available to those over 21 with ID.

For more information check back here or on social media as we get closer to the event.

Sat Jun 26

12pm to 8pm

2700 Front St.

Sacramento, CA 95818

El Panteón de Sacramento 2022

El Panteón de Sacramento 2021

The centuries-old tradition of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) will be celebrated this year on the grounds of the Latino Center of Art and Culture. This annual LCAC event, El Panteón de Sacramento, features live dance and music. And dozens of traditional memorials will be created by families and friends to honor those who have passed, telling the stories of their departed loved ones. These colorful ofrendas are adorned with sugar skulls, food and drink once enjoyed by the departed, flowers and personal mementos. Bathed in the light of the moon during evening hours and filled with drifting fragrances of copal and cempasuchil, the bright marigolds considered the flowers of the dead, El Panteón is not only a place of remembrance, but a joyous celebration of our loved ones.

El Panteón will have free off-site parking a few blocks away at 2300 Front St. We strongly recommend carpooling or using a rideshare app. The Center is also just a short bike or scooter ride from Midtown Sac. We will have a dropoff area in front for anyone coming via ridesharing app, or anyone else in need. We will also have limited handicapped parking close to the entrance, please bring your placard if you plan to use the handicapped parking. **

About Día de los Muertos:
Rooted in 3,000-year-old Aztec and Nahua cultural beliefs in the cyclical nature of life, Día de los Muertos is a contemporary Mexican festival during which the souls of the departed are believed to leave the world of the dead and reunite with their loved ones for a single evening. After building altars to share memories and activities the dead once enjoyed in life, participants come together to celebrate their lives with food, drink, music and dancing. Día de los Muertos recognizes death as a natural part of the human experience and honors the contributions ancestors have made to their families and to the community. Día de los Muertos VIDEO.

For more information check back here on on social media as we get closer to the event.

November 2, 3, 4, and 5th. Thursday & Friday, 6-10pm Saturday, 10am - 10 pm Sunday, 8am -8pm

2700 Front St.

Sacramento , CA 95818

Makers Mercado

The Latino Center of Art and Culture is excited to announce our monthly Maker's Mercados, a marketplace featuring arts and crafts by local artists, food, drinks and music. The Mercado opens Saturday, Sept. 11th in Old Town Sacramento, and will continue every second Saturday, 12pm-8pm. Look for us along the Embarcadero. Come see all that the local artistic community has to offer and enjoy a walk along the waterfront. Leave with gifts for all your friends and family! For more information, you can reach us on social media or email mercado@thelatinocenter.org.

Sat Dec 11

12pm to 8pm

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La Pastorela de Sacramento 2022

La Pastorela de Sacramento

The Latino Center of Art and Culture, presents the 9th annual La Pastorela de Sacramento, a popular holiday musical for kids and adults alike. This Pastorela is a clear-eyed example of political theater mixed with cultural traditions mixed with hope and holiday spirit.

La Pastorela de Sacramento is a modern bilingual musical of Mexico’s traditional Christmas pageant. Satirical, poignant, moralistic, sly and romantic, with contemporary and timeless subject matter. La Pastorela de Sacramento draws directly from current affairs in the best tradition of magical realism. The Latino Center of Art & Culture showcases talented local artists offering Sacramento a musical perfect for the spirit of the season.
The transformation of contemporary recognizable figures into four "shepherds" is a new twist. Armando, a young developer about to score a major contract in Oak Park; Carmela, a Sacramento-born former Hollywood starlet who lost everything when she refused to sleep with her producer; Juan, an Afghanistan war vet with PTSD, and Gila, a college student and homeless advocate face their moral dilemmas. They have to work together to help a homeless family (Mary and Joseph characters) and save the world from “fire, famine and pestilence”. The finale, a dramatic battle of good VS. evil, has audiences erupting into boos, cheers and songs.

For more information please check back here or on social media as we get closer to the event.

Wednesday-Sunday, Dec.14-18