Latinx Culture in Dallas


Welcome to the nation's ninth largest city, where the Latino influence can be seen everywhere you go, from world-renowned museums and trendy nightspots to thrilling Dallas Cowboys games.

Events

View All
Canvas & Silk: Historic Fashion from Madrid's Museo del Traje
Thu - Dec 02

Canvas & Silk: Historic Fashion from Madrid's Museo del Traje

This exhibition of Spanish jewelry, shoes, accessories, and ensembles for men, women, and children, marks the first major collaboration between the Museo del Traje (Spanish National Museum for...

Every Sun through Jan 9
Every Tue through Jan 4
Every Wed through Jan 5
Every Thu through Jan 6
Every Fri through Jan 7
Every Sat through Dec 18

Meadows Museum - SMU

SuperVive Virtual Race 2021
Sat - Dec 04

SuperVive Virtual Race 2021

SuperVive Virtual Fun Run/Walk Join us between December 4th and 12th, 2021, in the virtual fun run organized by ROSAesROJO to promote in-family physical activity and, at the same time, help us...

Daily between Dec 4 and Dec 12

VIRTUAL

SuperVive Virtual Race 2021
Sat - Dec 04

SuperVive Virtual Race 2021

SuperVive Virtual Fun Run/Walk Join us between December 4th and 12th, 2021, in the virtual fun run organized by ROSAesROJO to promote in-family physical activity and, at the same time, help us...

Daily between Dec 4 and Dec 12

VIRTUAL

Pouya
Sat - Dec 11

Pouya

Iranian-Cuban-American rapper Pouya will perform live at Trees on Dec 11, 2021.

Trees

Ballet Hispanico
Fri - Jan 14

Ballet Hispanico

Bravura, Cultura Latina y Pasión Latina – Ballet Hispánico has stepped into the limelight of internationally touring dance companies. Stunning dancers, Latino choreographers...

Winspear Opera House

Ballet Hispanico
Fri - Jan 14

Ballet Hispanico

Bravura, Cultura Latina y Pasión Latina – Ballet Hispánico has stepped into the limelight of internationally touring dance companies. Stunning dancers, Latino choreographers...

Winspear Opera House

Blogs

View All

Photo Essay: Dia de los Muertos Dallas Parade

A closer look at the 2019 parade in preparation for the 2021 celebration.

Read More

Deep in the Heart of Dallas with Cindy Pedraza Puente

Cocoandre Co-Owner Talks Family Business and She Celebrates Her Hispanic Heritage.

Read More

South of the Border Dining

Take a culinary tour of Latin America right here in Dallas.

Read More

Latin Concerts in Dallas

After a year-long live music hiatus, Latin artists are taking the stage at some of Dallas' best-known venues.

Read More

How to Celebrate Dia de los Muertos from home

COVID can't kill Day of the Dead.

Read More

How to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month During a Pandemic

Online art exhibits, livestream Salsa classes and more round out this year's cultural festivities.

Read More

Explore Latin culture


Latino Cultural Center

Latino Cultural Center | Directions

Find the Latino Cultural Center inside a brightly painted building on the east end of Downtown Dallas near Deep Ellum. The center, founded in 1993 with the purpose of promoting the Latino and Hispanic art scene in Dallas, contains a diverse collection of painted works and sculptures and is a beacon for local Latino artists to display their work. Enjoy live performances from local organizations or take a look at their robust events calendar for salsa dance lessons, children's educational programs and holiday festivities.

More Details

Cara Mia Theatre

Cara Mia Theater Co. | Directions

Cara Mía Theatre inspires and engages people to uplift their communities through transformative Latinx theatre, multicultural youth arts experiences and community action. In 1996, Eliberto Gonzalez co-founded Cara Mía Theatre because he believed that Chicano literature and its writers should be more accessible to the general public. Since its founding, the cultural breadth of Cara Mía Theatre's plays have expanded to include all Latinx people living in the United States. Now it it's 25th season, Cara Mía Theatre has grown into the largest Latinx theatre in Texas and the four surrounding states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

More Details

Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico

Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico | Directions

The Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folkorico (ANMBF) is considered the largest folkorico company in the United States and has been a pioneer in the Dallas Hispanic arts and educational community. The center was founded in 1975 with a mission to introduce a sense of Latino pride through the study of traditional Mexican dance forms. Enjoy ANMBF productions at legendary Dallas performing arts venues like Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, the Dallas Theatre Center, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Majestic Theatre, the Wyly Theatre and the Winspear Opera House.

More Details

Jefferson Blvd.

| Directions

As a growing number of visitors and locals enjoy new development in South Dallas, the historical significance of Jefferson Boulevard – Oak Cliff's main street and the oldest shopping strip in Dallas – still shines. The area is home to places like Mercado369, a gallery focused on showcasing the works of Latin American creators, the Texas Theatre and the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. 

Oak Cliff Cultural Center

| Directions

The center, previously housed in the Ice House Cultural Center a few blocks away, joined the Jefferson Boulevard roster in 2010. The art gallery and community center offers workshops, art and dance classes and festivals throughout the year.  

Teatro Dallas

Teatro Dallas | Directions

Teatro Dallas focuses on international theater and the Latinx experience as lenses through which to experience the human condition. The theater company stages productions for adults and children from both classical and contemporary Latino, US, and international playwrights. It also supports emerging local artists and produce works from a variety of genres with seasonal productions and ongoing classes for children and adults. 

More Details

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art | Directions

The Dallas Museum of Art began exhibiting works by modern Latin American artists in 1933 and acquired the first work, a lithograph by Roberto Montenegro, in 1941. Since that time, the DMA has presented 45 exhibitions, the most recent being Fine Lands (2018) and México 1900–1950 (2017), which became the Museum's second highest attended special paid exhibition in a decade. In addition, the DMA has acquired since 1941 over 400 works of Latin American art, including paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and textiles beyond the pre-Colombian, viceregal, and contemporary collections.

More Details