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: Crisa Valadez

Jun. 1, 2024 – Jun. 30, 2024

Crisa Valadez is an artist, writer, and curator based in San Antonio, TX. She currently works for the City of San Antonio Arts & Culture Department and is extremely passionate about art and nonprofit work, having worked and volunteered with several local organizations such as the Texas Public Radio, the McNay Art Museum, Centro San Antonio, Gemini Ink, and more from a young age.

Changarrito Residency: Rafael Blando

Jul. 1, 2024 – Jul. 31, 2024

About the Artist Rafael Blando is a photographer that for the past twelve years has visited and photographed more than thirty countries. Nowadays he explores the visual language trough appropriation […]

Changarrito Residency: Ariana Gomez

Aug. 1, 2024 – Aug. 31, 2024

About the Artist Originally from Austin, TX Ariana Gomez received her BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2010. She has spent the last twelve years in New York […]

Changarrito Residency: Carolina Yáñez

Sep. 1, 2024 – Sep. 30, 2024

About the Artist Carolina Yáñez is a Tejana multimedia artist from Austin, Texas. She is primarily working with photography to explore ideas regarding Tejano culture and politics, place, gender issues, […]



Changarrito Residency: Celeste De Luna

Apr. 1, 2024 – Apr. 30, 2024

Celeste De Luna is an artist/printmaker originally from the lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. Celeste is a self-taught printmaker whose work includes large-scale woodcut prints and fabric installation.

Changarrito Residency: Richard Alexander Greene

Mar. 1, 2024 – Mar. 31, 2024

Richard A. Greene is a visual artist and organizer who lives and works in Austin, TX. His work incorporates experimental printmaking into sculpture, emphasizing the module through glazed tiles and found materials.

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.