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"


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Live Programs

Provisional schedule and details for our 2022 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

A Pastorela in Sacramento 2022

A Pastorela in Sacramento

The Latino Center of Art and Culture, presents the 10th annual A Pastorela in 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.

A Pastorela in 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.

Sun Dec 18

12pm to 5pm

Oaxaca en Sacramento: Honrando los Lunes del Cerro

The Latino Center of Art and Culture is proud to announce our 2nd annual Oaxaca en Sacramento: Honoring the Mondays of the Hill. This event commemorates the Oaxacan indigenous celebration of community love known as “La Guelaguetza.” Guelaguetza is an indigenous tradition that has been preserved for over 500 years. It has pre-hispanic roots where ancient Zapotecs made offerings to the agricultural gods as appreciation for their harvest, at a hill known as el Cerro de Bella Vista. Guelaguetza makes reference to cooperation and reciprocity, a culture of community sharing and reciprocal exchange of gifts that creates strong bonds between the eight diverse regions across the state of Oaxaca.

The programming for Oaxaca en Sacramento will consist of presentations from dance groups of the 8 regions of Oaxaca (Los Valles Centrales, Cañada, Tuxtepec, Mixteca, Costa, Sierra Sur, Sierra Norte and Istmo de Tehuantepec) and will also include Oaxacan food vendors and handicrafts.

This program is part of the Latino Center’s ongoing commitment to co-create programming with community members. This year’s Oaxaca en Sacramento event was organized by a steering committee of community leaders alongside Latino Center board members. Part of our mission to elevate and honor the voices of our Latine community is to also give community members a say in how our programs are produced.

The celebration of Oaxaca en Sacramento will take place at the Latino Center (2700 Front Street Sacramento California 95818) from 10am-4pm. Doors open at 9:30am. Price of entry is $10 but children under 12 get in for free.

Register here:

Sun Aug 20

10am to 4pm

2700 Front St.

Sacramento , CA 95818

Cultura es Fuerza

The Cohort

Are you a youth between 15-22 years old, interested in learning traditional dances from Mexico?

The Latino Center of Art & Culture will be teaching traditional dances from Mexico, their meaning, significance and historical context, culture, Spanish language skills, and practical life skills to 20 youth this year through our youth program Cultura es Fuerza.
Cultura es Fuerza develops youth leadership skills to strengthen positive and community identity.
The selected participants will attend 36 classes between March and November, and will perform during the summer and the fall. Class instruction will be given in Spanish, with translation for those who speak little or no Spanish. Our approach to teaching is experiential and the participants will learn by doing.

Interested in joining?

Thu Mar 02


El Panteón de Sacramento 2023

El Panteón de Sacramento 2023

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. **

Join us for El Panteón de Sacramento and stay tuned for more information by following us on social media:

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Interested in building an altar at El Panteón?

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If you have any questions email our Vendor/Volunteer coordinator at

November 3-5, 2023 Friday, November 3 5-10pm Saturday, November 4 10am - 10 pm Sunday, November 5 10am -4pm

2700 Front St.

Sacramento , CA 95818

El Bus de Frida

The Latino Center of Art & Culture is pleased to announce our first event at our new Winn Park location El Bus de Frida!

The event will be at Winn Park on July 8th, 2023 from 4:00-8:00 pm and it will feature a mercado full of food and artisan vendors and performances inspired by the powerful women of Latin American history.

Join us for El Bus de Frida and stay tuned for more information by following us on social media:

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We are looking for vendors and volunteers to support us!

If you are interested in being a vendor, sign up here!

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If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the event, take a look at our 2023 sponsor packet here

Fri Jun 25

1pm to 8pm

1616 28th St.

Sacramento, CA 95747

City of Altars

The Latino Center, in partnership with The Sojourner Truth Center, Taller Arte Nuevo Amanecer (TANA), Sol Collective, and the Washington Neighborhood Center presents City of Altars, an altar making program in collaboration with local artists.

Calendar of Events

10/19 Legados y Futuros
The Washington Neighborhood Center

10/21 Souls of the City
Sol Collective

10/28 Día de Muertos
Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA)

11/3-11/5 El Panteón de Sacramento
The Latino Center of Art & Culture

12/29-12/30 Kwanzaa Festival of Life, Community, & Culture
Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum

Stay tuned for more details and how you can sign up for altar making workshops!

This Activity is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a State agency.