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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Provisional schedule and details for our 2022 live events.

El Panteón de Sacramento 2022

El Panteón de Sacramento 2022

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. **

This year, our theme revolves around what it means to remember, mainly what it means to remember those spirits who have been forgotten. In a world of capitalism, war, police brutality, and many other human struggles we face the reality that there are many people who pass away without loved ones to remember them.

What does it mean to re-member?

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.

October 28, 29, and 30. Friday, 5-8pm Saturday, 10am - 10 pm Sunday, 10am -4pm

2700 Front St.

Sacramento , CA 95818

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 for Art and Culture proudly presents its first Oaxaca celebration in Sacramento: Honoring the Mondays of the Hill. Everyone is invited to celebrate with us on August 14, 2022 from 10AM - 5PM. The celebration will begin with a Convite from Miller Park to the Latino Center from 10:30 am to 11 am. The programming will consist of presentations by dance groups from the 8 regions of Oaxaca, we will also without fail have Oaxacan food vendors, and handicrafts. Again from Los Angeles, Lico Music Academy will accompany us with its talented students. And to close the celebration, for the first time direct from Oaxaca, Patricia Alcaraz will headline and be accompanied by Grupo Lico.

  • 10am- All groups gather
  • 11am- Centeotl Danza Y Baile
  • 12pm- La Danza De La Pluma
  • 1pm- LaCustre Michoacana de Ocampo
  • 2pm- Danza de los Diablos De Santa Cruz De Juxtlahuaca Oaxaca.
  • 3:30pm-5pm Patricia Alcaraz Acompañada con Lico de Oaxaca en concierto por primera vez in Sacramento

Purchase your ticket today!
The event is free for children, $5 per adult.
Drinks for sale (Jarritos) $15.00
VIP seats with a drink included $25.00
Free parking available.


El Centro Latino de Arte y Cultura orgullosamente presenta su primera celebración de Oaxaca en Sacramento: Honrando los Lunes del Cerro. Todos están invitados a celebrar con nosotros el 14 de agosto del 2022 de 10AM - 5PM. La celebración comenzará con un Convite del Miller Park al Centro Latino de 10:30 am a 11 am. La programación consistirá de presentaciones de grupos danzantes de las 8 regiones de Oaxaca, también sin falta tendremos vendedores de comida oaxaqueña, y artesanía.Nuevamente desde Los Ángeles nos acompañará Lico Music Academy con sus estudiantes talentosos. Y para cerrar la celebración, por primera vez directo desde Oaxaca no acompaña en concierto Patrica Alcaraz que será acompañado de el grupo Lico.

  • 10am - Convite todos los grupos juntos
  • 11am- Centeotl Danza Y Baile
  • 12pm- La Danza De La Pluma
  • 1pm- LaCustre Michoacana de Ocampo
  • 2pm- Danza de los Diablos De Santa Cruz De Juxtlahuaca Oaxaca.
  • 3:30pm-5pm Patricia Alcaraz Acompañada con Lico de Oaxaca en concierto por primera vez in Sacramento

Compre su boleto aqui
El evento es gratis para niños, $5 por adulto.
Bebidas a la venta (Jarritos ) $15.00
VIP asientos con una bebida incluida $25.00
Estacionamiento disponible gratis.

Sun Aug 14

11am to 5pm

2700 Front St.

Sacramento , CA 95818

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

The Latino Center of Art & Culture is pleased to announce our annual ¡Fiesta de Frida! on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 from 1-8 PM!

Fiesta de Frida is a day to honor the legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and celebrate not only her artwork but her continued influence questioning colonialism, patriarchy, gender and our connection to of indigenoius culture. Setting the ambiance will be live music, DJs and performances, authentic Mexican food and drink, and a mercado with dozens of local artisans and vendors. Kids crafts will be offered from 1- 5pm, helping any kids who join make art and costumes celebrating the life of this amazing artist. All the children are invited to walk in our “Little Frida” parade (kids under 16 years old).

And as always we will be hosting our popular Frida Look-alike contest with cash prizes for adults! Participants are encouraged to interpret a painting in costume or dress in one of Kahlo’s many iconic styles or just show off your inner Frida!

We will have kids crafts and live music and performances 1-5. We will have a bar open for adults starting at 5pm- serving mixed drinks, beer and wine, available to those over 21 with ID.

This popular event is FREE for the whole family and features a variety of local artists, dancers, and creative collaborators for a day that celebrates one of Latin America's most famed and dynamic artists, Frida Kahlo.

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

We will follow public health guidelines in order to maintain the safety of our community.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsoring the event, please feel free to contact us at info@thelatinocenter.org

Fri Jun 25

1pm to 8pm

2700 Front St.

Sacramento, CA 95818