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Largest Mariachi Themed Art Exhibit

SAN ANTONIO, TX.-  Dozens of artists including Servin, Sosa and Segura will showcase artwork

The Centro Cultural Aztlán will host Noche de Arte as its second annual mariachi-themed art exhibit, an official event of the 14th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza. Noche de Arte kicks-off with an opening reception featuring local, regional and national artists, mariachi musicians and special guests. Noche de Arte serves to help document the 100-plus year old tradition of mariachi music and promote Hispanic cultural traditions to audiences throughout the world.

The mariachi-inspired art exhibit features dozens of local artists including Angel Rodriguez-Diaz, Raul Servin, Raul Castellanos, Jacinto Guevara, Blas Hernandez, Joe Lopez, Jose Segura, Kathy Sosa, Guadalupe Ortega, Diego Martinez Duron, David Blancas, Antonio Garcia, Annie Gomez, Angelica Gomez, Amy Jones, Paul Karam, Feliciano DeLeon, Jesus Moron, Luis Valderas and Emanuel Martinez.

December 2, 2008

5:30 p.m. Official Art Exhibit Opening Reception
6:00 p.m. Performance with Mariachi Las Alteñas
7:00 p.m. Recognition of participating artists

Centro Cultural Aztlán
1800 Fredricksburg, Ste. 103
San Antonio, Texas 78201

The Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza is a 7-day mariachi music festival held November 30 through December 6. The festival attracts 20,000 people who participate in more than a dozen mariachi-related events that celebrate the Hispanic culture while promoting higher education among Hispanic youth.

Highlighting the 7-day music festival is a concert featuring the world-renowned and Mexico City based Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán who performs at the San Antonio Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. with the University of Texas at San Antonio orchestra. Entry into Noche de Arte is free.