- Adriana Ruiz
- Hecho a Mano event
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is seeking artists for its 29th annual Hecho a Mano event this December. The three-day shopping event held at Galería Guadalupe offers visitors a glimpse of work by local artists and craftspeople, who sell unique handmade goods ranging from art, jewelry and decorative items.
Mark Anthony Martinez, a visual arts director for The Guadalupe, sees Hecho a Mano as a great way to bring some of the best artisans and craftspeople from around town and internationally to come together to show off their work.
"It’s a great way to promote local artists and crafters," said Martinez.
The art displayed at Hecho a Mano can only be of the highest quality of both contemporary and traditional styles. To maintain that level of quality The Guadalupe holds a juried competition, and deadlines for submissions are this October 23.
The opening reception to Hecho a Mano is December 4 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $15 and artists featured at the event get two complimentary tickets to the show.
Meanwhile, The Guadalupe is calling for filmmakers to take submit their work for the 38th annual CineFestival en San Antonio, the nation’s original and longest-running Latino film festival.
CineFestival is seeking submissions in the following genres: Latino feature films, documentaries, short films, animated, experimental films and youth works.
The nine-day festival being held on February 19-27, 2016 at the Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe Street. The event will feature screenings, workshops, panel discussions, networking opportunities, gala celebrations and musical performances.
Entries for the festival open on October 9 with the deadline for entries on November 20. Entry fees are $25 for non-students and $15 for students. Those who want to submit their works can find forms at withoutabox.com.