The Centro de Artes, located in the vibrant heart of downtown San Antonio's Historic Market Square, serves as a crucial cultural hub, committed to representing and promoting the Latino experience in the United States, particularly in South Texas. This two-story gallery offers:
- A range of regional art, history, and cultural exhibits that underscore the transnational Latino experience
- A platform for both emerging and established Latino artists, curators, community groups, and organizations across various disciplines
- A regular schedule of solo and group exhibitions and programs that are open to the public and free to visit.
The gallery's operations are managed by the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture, which ensures a full seasonal roster through an annual open call for proposals. All submissions are reviewed by the Centro de Artes Curatorial Committee, which evaluates the artistic merit, the project's suitability for its viewing location, and the curator's experience and qualifications. The gallery primarily seeks works that represent themes within Latino/Hispanic/Tejano/Chicano heritage and focus, thereby enriching the understanding of the diverse Latino narrative. As a point of interest, the gallery is located at 101 S. Santa Rosa Ave., San Antonio, TX 78207, and is open from Wednesday to Sunday, though it remains closed on City of San Antonio holidays.