Changarrito with Rudy Diaz: Instagram Takeover

Apr. 1

Apr. 1 @ 12:00 pm Apr. 30 @ 7:00 pm

Support our April 2022 Changarrito Artist, Rudy Diaz! In the spirit of Changarrito, the pop-up mobile art gallery where artists can sell their work to the public, Changarrito with Rudy Diaz allows the artist to bring their work to you. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates on original work available for purchase as well as behind the scenes of the artist’s work, space, and creative process.


Changarrito Cart on April 16th – 17th and 23rd – 24th

Rudy Diaz will be at the Mexic-Arte Museum featuring his artwork on the Changarrito cart right outside the Museum’s entrance on April 16th, 17th, 23rd, and 24th from 12pm – 3pm. Come out and buy his artwork and get to know him in person! 


Changarrito Instagram Live Interview on Thursday, April 28th

You’re invited to Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarrito Instagram Live event with Artist Rudy Diaz on Thursday, April 28th from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm CST taking place virtually through the Museum’s Instagram account @mexic_arte! Isabel Servantez, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Curator Of Exhibitions and Director Of Programs, will facilitate the virtual event with a series of questions directed at the artist including a Q&A taking place during the last 20 minutes of the event. 

About the Artist: 

Rudy Diaz was born in the borderlands of El Paso, and moved there permanently with his parents at the age of 4. He attended art school and makes video games for a living. Diaz enjoys drawing and sculpture.

Artist Statement 

“I enjoy creating things that make people laugh. Also, why not make them a little scared while I am at it? I try to bring a smile to my own face when drawing or sculpting the things I enjoy. Hopefully, the viewer will see a little bit of themselves in my art.”

About Changarrito Project:

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. 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. True to the Mexic-Arte Museum’s mission, the Changarrito is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary Latinx and Latin American art. 

Changarrito vending cart:

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. For each Changarrito/Changarreando artist, the Museum acquires a work of art for its permanent collection.

Presenting Changarrito Virtual Component:

As of Spring 2020, the Mexic-Arte Museum has added a virtual component to the Changarrito Artist Residency, allowing Changarrito artists to not only showcase their artwork on the Changarrito vending cart, but also to the museum’s Facebook and Instagram audience for the month the Changarrito Artist Residency takes place. Artists are allowed to showcase themselves or artwork through ten to twelve Facebook and Instagram posts for the entire month and get the chance to be interviewed via an Instagram Live interview by Mexic-Arte Museum’s Curator Of Exhibitions and Director Of Programs, Isabel Servantez during the last Tuesday or Thursday of the month. The Instagram Live interview is optional. 

Chosen artists will be able to display their artwork, create video and picture posts, sell their artwork, and walk us through their artistic process throughout the month. Rules on posting: 3 posts per week for a total of 10 – 12 posts for the whole month, via Mexic-Arte Museum’s Instagram account (@mexic_arte) and Facebook account (@mexicarte).

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