Opening Reception of: CREATING ENCUENTROS CHANGARRITO 2012-2024

Apr. 12

Apr. 12 @ 6:00 pm 11:59 pm

The Mexic-Arte Museum invites you to participate in Amplify Austin, the biggest giving event in Central Texas!

When: Friday, April 12th to August 25th 2024

Where: Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas, 78705

Parking: Frost Bank Tower – $10 parking for visitors after 5PM (4th and Brazos St.)

Music: TBA performances by Changarrito artists.

Activity: Panel discussions & art activities for the community

Admission: $10 for Non-members or Free for Museum Members

$25 special discount on full year individual memberships at the door only!

When: Start giving from now until March 7th!

How: Click on the “Donate” button below!

About Creating Encuentros: Changarrito 2012-2024

April 12th 2024 – August 25th 2024

Changarrito carts are mobile bases for commerce found throughout Mexico. From these carts, vendors sell an array of different foods and products. These carts exist freely, usually outside of the controls, supervision, or instruction of formal institutions.

In 2005, artist Máximo González initiated a Changarrito cart as a possible platform for artists to present their art to the people without having to be accepted by traditional art spaces or official curatorship, blurring the boundaries between established galleries and tianguis (informal street markets). Changarrito offers opportunities to an array of artists and those interested in collecting art. More so, the program creates the possibility to develop art as an encuentro, a moment of connection between the artists and the public; a moment that is profoundly personal and collective.

Changarrito: From its inception, the Changarrito has made appearances in 22 cities, becoming active in Austin at the Mexic-Arte Museum in 2012. Since the program’s implementation, artists have used it every month to display their works of art. In 2020, with the rise of Covid, the Changarrito residency introduced a digital component. Now, more people than ever are able to learn about and engage with the monthly Changarrito resident artists thanks to the Changarrito art cart residency, which has resumed its in-person component while continuing with its digital feature.

Thank You!