About Changarrito Program:

Changarrito is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative to the official gallery selection presented by the Mexican cultural authorities. The word “changarreando”, is a verb form that comes from the noun “changarro,” slang originating in Mexico City for “a small retail store.” The suffix “-ando” adds significant meaning to the word but can be summarized here as indicating the act or action of hanging out at a “changarro” with the featured artist.

Faithful to their original, informal spirit, Changarritos exist throughout the world, evolving as forums for the sale of original artwork to the general public, presentation of public programs, special curatorial projects, individual and collective exhibitions. Changarreando takes this a step further to connect with people through social media, generate interaction with art, and embrace the digital era with our existing programs!

True to the Mexic-Arte Museum’s mission, the Changarrito and Changarreando are dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary Latinx and Latin American art. Normally, artists have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as representative for the museum during various Austin festivals). Changarreando expands the reach of the artist by presenting their gallery online, while allowing the option to sell merch over Instagram and receive 100% of the sale.

Changarrito Residency Application

Apply now to our 2023-2024 Changarrito Residency program.


Changarrito Residency: Hailey Marmolejo

Feb. 1, 2024 – Feb. 29, 2024

Support our February 2024 Changarrito Artist, Hailey Marmolejo! Join us for a live Instagram Interview with the artist Thursday, February 29th at 5:00pm.


Changarrito Residency: Juan de Dios Mora

Jan. 1, 2024 – Jan. 31, 2024

Support our January 2024 Changarrito Artist, Juan de Dios Mora! Join us for a live Instagram Interview with the artist Thursday, January 25th at 5:00pm.

Changarrito Residency: Lisa Saldivar

Dec. 1, 2023 – Dec. 31, 2023

Support our December 2023 Changarrito Artist, Lisa Saldivar! Join us for a live Instagram Interview with the artist Tuesday, December 19th at 5:00pm.

Changarrito Residency: Mauro Murillo

Nov. 1, 2023 – Nov. 30, 2023

Support our November 2023 Changarrito Artist, Mauro Murillo! Join us for a live Instagram Interview with the artist.