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Movies That Matter Latino Film Series

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Fort Worth Movies That Matter Latino is a quarterly films series that  celebrates the diversity that exists within the Latino culture. Each event  features a film screening, followed by a moderated discussion with local  subject matter experts. Screenings are held in March, June, September  and December at the Rose Marine Theater, 1440 North Main Street,  home of Artes de la Rosa Fort Worth Cultural Center. MTMLatino is a  made possible through a collaboration between the City of Fort Worth  and Artes de la Rosa. Admission is free. 

Movies That Matter, a program of the City of Fort Worth Human Rela tions Commission (FWHRC), was created in 2010 to celebrate diversity  and inclusion, as well as bring attention to human and civil right issues  locally and around the world. The regular, bi-monthly film screenings are  held at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in February, April, June,  August, October and December. Admission is free. 

The FWHRC provides services related to basic human and civil rights,  including enforcement of the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance and  federal housing, employment and public accommodation laws. 

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Día de los Muertos 2022

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Día de Los Muertos en Fort Worth. Join us as the 19th Annual Día de Los Muertos en Fort Worth Celebration Parade & Festival takes center stage on North Main Avenue, in the heart of the Historic Northside of Fort Worth! Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts proudly presents Día de los Muertos en Fort Worth in partnership with the City of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Latino Police Officers Association, and Visita Fort Worth.

Join us for this milestone 19th annual celebration in Northside with special events including a Celebration Parade from 10 am – 12 pm following festivities from 12 pm – 4 pm at Marine Park that include food, visual artists, face painting, mariachis, ballet folklorico, opera, and more. The community and visitors are invited to wear traditional costumes.

The Tradition. Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a beautiful and culturally rich tradition with a history that dates back over 3000 years when rituals were conducted to honor the dead in Mesoamerica. Those that celebrate Día de Los Muertos believe that on that day the souls of the dead awaken and return to the living world to feast, drink, dance and play music with their loved ones. In turn, the living family members treat the deceased as honored guests in their celebrations and leave the deceased’s favorite foods and other offerings at gravesites or on the ofrendas built in their homes.

Fort Worth. In Fort Worth, Hispanic organizations and civic groups have held Día de Los Muertos processions, festivals, and galas within their communities for nearly 20 years. Día de Los Muertos en Fort Worth is a collaborative effort to expand those celebrations into a larger celebration for the whole city to enjoy. The Inaugural Día de Los Muertos en Fort Worth Parade & Festival will intentionally create space for those who want to learn more and experience our beloved tradition. The event is a unifying effort by the Artes de La Rosa Cultural Center of the Arts, the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Worth Chapter of the National Latino Law Enforcement Organization, Visita Fort Worth and the Office of Fort Worth District 2 City Councilman Carlos Flores. Día de Los Muertos en Fort Worth will include a Día de Los Muertos themed parade that leads into an arts and culture festival held in Marine Park.



 CALL FOR ART: Ofrenda de Fort Worth

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Entre Amigos: Encore

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Don’t miss Fort Worth Opera’s Entre Amigos: Encore,

Streaming December 3, 4, and 5 through Fort Worth Opera’s Green Room!

Co-curated by internationally renowned opera singers Vanessa Becerra, Claudia Chapa, and Luis Alejandro Orozco, Entre Amigos also stars award-winning tenor Rafael Moras, Columbian virtuoso pianist Eduardo Rojas (Yamaha Artists USA), and San Antonio’s dazzling Mariachi ensemble, Trio Chapultepec (Vincent Pequeño, William Carlton Galvez, Israel Alcala).Don’t miss Fort Worth Opera’s Entre Amigos: Encore, streaming December 3, 4, and 5 through Fort Worth Opera’s Green Room! Co-curated by internationally renowned opera singers Vanessa Becerra, Claudia Chapa, and Luis Alejandro Orozco, Entre Amigos also stars award-winning tenor Rafael Moras, Columbian virtuoso pianist Eduardo Rojas (Yamaha Artists USA), and San Antonio’s dazzling Mariachi ensemble, Trio Chapultepec (Vincent Pequeño, William Carlton Galvez, Israel Alcala).
Filmed at the historic Rose Marine Theater,  Entre Amigos features music by composer and conductor of concert, film, and video game music, Nico Gutierrez, and an exciting mix of arias, art songs, boleros, zarzuela romanzas, and traditional rancheras by iconic Mexican composers María Grever, José Alfredo Jiménez, Agustín Lara, and modern writers such as Daniel Catán and Juan Pablo Contreras.

For $10 tickets to stream the ENCORE and learn more, please visit:


Documentary Film Screening of American Exile and Artist Talk with Director, Producer and Writer John J. Valadez

Tuesday, Ocotber 12, 2021 @ 7:00pm  |  Doors Open at 6:00pm


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John is a Peabody Award winning filmmaker, whose work has received two national Emmy nominations. He has directed eleven documentary films for primetime national broadcast on PBS and CNN over the past 20 years.
His films have tackled such diverse subjects as the false imprisonment of a leader of the Black Panther Party (Passin’ It On/POV/PBS); Latino gangs in Chicago (Making Peace/PBS); Latinos in World War II (Latino Americans/PBS); the re-segregation of America’s schools (Beyond Brown/PBS); the history of Latino civil rights (The Longoria Affair/Independent Lens/PBS); the evolution of Chicano music (The Chicano Wave/PBS); the Chicano movement (Latino Americans/PBS); and the genocide of Native Americans in the Southwest (The Last Conquistador/POV/PBS). 
They have garnered top prizes at film festivals from San Francisco to Chicago to Mumbai, have been broadcast across the United States, Canada and Europe, and have been featured at major museums and cultural institutions – including the Hirshorn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Lincoln Center and the National Gallery of Art.
John grew in Seattle, taught photography in rural India, and is currently the director of the documentary film program at Michigan State University.

Lowrider: Cultura & Art Show



Lowrider: Cultura & Art Show an exhibition honoring the diversity of Latin cultures

Now thru January 29, 2022

Artes de la Rosa is located at 1442 N. Main Street., Fort Worth TX 76164.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm, Saturdays 12pm-4pm

Lowrider: Cultura & Art Show will be on view through Saturday January 29, 2022 during normal gallery hours. Lowrider: Cultura & Art Show is presented to the community in partnership with Artes de la Rosa and show curator Sarah Ayala with help from the United Lowrider Council of Fort Worth. Attendees will view lowrider bicycles and pedal cars on display alongside work from regional and national visual artists, from Fort Worth to Los Angeles, ranging in mediums from paintings to photography. By honoring the perspective of Latin artists and the lowrider community within the walls of the Rose Marine Theater built in the 1920’s, we can reimagine a new creative path for the future of the youth in Fort Worth.





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Join us in 2022 for ZORRO!


WED. January 26, 2022 @ 7PM

FRI. January 28, 2022 @ 7PM

SUN. January 30, 2022 @ 4PM


Based upon the popular pulp fiction novels of prolific pulp writer Johnston McCulley, composer-librettist Héctor Armienta's explosive new work is filled with romance, danger, and sword-fighting suspense. Led by visionary stage director Octavio Cardenas, Zorro stars tenor César Delgado as Zorro/Diego de la Vega, Gabriella Enríquez as the passionate Ana Maria, and baritone Octavio Moreno as the tyrannical General Moncada. This stellar cast of seven will be accompanied by Dr. Charlene Lotz at the piano, with fiery flamenco flourishes from American virtuoso guitarist Christopher McGuire. Zorro will be presented at the Rose Marine Theater in the heart of Fort Worth’s historic North Side. This swashbuckling adventure, featuring one of pop culture's most iconic vigilantes, will thrill audiences of all ages.

Grab your tickets today before they sell out!







Thank you to everyone who joined us for our past events. Take a look at what we have hosted and we look forward to welcoming you all to upcoming ones.




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We were honored to have been the host venue to welcome Netflix's Gentefied Actor and Comedian, Carlos Santos. 

Carlos Santos helped us kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with a special meet and greet with our students and staff, followed by the welcoming of audience members for a special screening of his favorite episode of Netflix's Gentified and then an artist talk.

Thank you Carlos Santos, we look forward to your visit again!

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Las Soldaderas


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Las Soldaderas-Friday March 11th @ 7pm, Sat March 12th @ 3pm & 7pm

Artes Academy students will bring the story of Las Soldaderas-The Female Warriors of the Mexican Revolution to life through film, animation, dance, theater and visual art. Students will work alongside our creative and talented Artes Academy Teaching Artists and learn the foundations of producing and designing a performance ready show.




Artes Academy Showcase-Friday April 29th @ 7pm, Sat April 30th @ 3pm & 7pm

The final half of the 12 week session culminates in a well rounded cohesive art exhibit and performances that will artistically speak of the current conditions of our beloved Mother Earth, to be featured during Artes de la Rosa's Día de los Niños annual celebration.



Las Soldaderas-Viernes 11 de marzo a las 7pm, Sábado 12 de marzo a las 3pm y 7pm

Los estudiantes de la Artes Academy traerán la historia de Las Soldaderas - Las Guerreras de la Revolución Mexicana a la vida a través del cine, la animación, la danza, el teatro y el arte visual. Los estudiantes trabajarán junto a nuestros creativos y talentosos artistas de la Artes Academy aprenderán los fundamentos de la producción y el diseño de un espectáculo listo para ser presentado.



Muestra de la Academia de Artes - Viernes 29 de abril a las 7pm, Sábado 30 de abril a las 3pm y 7pm

La mitad final de la sesión de 12 semanas culmina en una exposición de arte bien cohesionada y actuaciones que hablarán artísticamente de las condiciones actuales de nuestra querida Madre Tierra, para ser presentada durante la celebración anual del Día de los Niños de Artes de la Rosa.


2021 Mariachi Christmas

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Artes de la Rosa - Latino Cultural Center presents 
"Mariachi Christmas" Fundraiser December 11th @ 7 pm
The Holiday tradition comes back to Artes de la Rosa with the sounds of Mariachis! This concert has historically sold out each year. Join us as we culminate the celebration of Artes de la Rosa - Latino Cultural Center's 22nd year serving and making a positive impact in the community.
Get into the spirit of the holiday season this year with your family with MARIACHI CHRISTMAS at the historic Rose Marine Theater as we celebrate this rich traditional Mexican music genre with performances by Mariachi Espuelas de Plata and featuring Mariachi de Oro with special guest performances of Ballet Folklorico Fort Worth, Inc. 
Please see the performer date schedule and ticket pricing below:
Saturday, December 11, 2021 
Ticket Pricing:
$25 General Admission (online- up to 6:00 pm day of show)
$35 General Admission (at the door- the day of performance)
$20 General Admission for Military, Senior Citizen, Teacher, Student (with valid ID)
6:00 pm Box office opens at the theater
7:00 pm Program Begins
Guest Performers: Mariachi Espuelas de Plata & Ballet Folklorico Fort Worth, Inc.
Featured Performer: Mariachi de Oro
*Performers subject to change.
Have questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 817-624-8333

Pauline and Louise

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Artes de la Rosa proudly presents - Pauline and Louis, An Original Play Written and Directed by Richard J. Gonzales. 
The story follows the lives of Pauline Valenciano and Louis Zapata.
Two Day Shows:
Friday, October 15th @ 7:00PM
Saturday, October 16th @ 3:00pm & 7:00pm
After Pauline Valenciano and two daughters are arrested at a Fort Worth grocery store for protesting the market's refusal to sell United Farm Workers Union produce, mother and girls are separated. In the jail cell, she seeks answers to their whereabouts and contemplates whether her activism has compromised her role as a good mother. She knows the need for more Chicanas in La Causa, but at what cost to her family. Louis Zapata enjoys his life of luxury in Mexico City, working on a Bell Helicopter assignment to the US State Department. When he receives calls to return to Fort Worth to run for city council, he faces a dilemma. Born and raised in "El Pozo" the hole, he has climbed to a comfortable lifestyle. However, he's been separated from his family for two years and there's no guarantee he'll win office. If he were elected, the city's North Side would have its first Latino representative and hopefully bring much-needed dollars to their long-neglected neighborhoods. Pauline and Louis weigh the costs in service to the Latino community.
Pauline Valenciano
Monica Perez
Louis Zapata
Rudy Lopez
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Nicholas Gonzales





Chicana Trailblazers




Fort Worth Opera at Artes!


We are thrilled to pARTner and collaborate with the Fort Worth Opera for not one but two upcoming shows!

Show your support for our lcoal theatre companies and artists as we host Entre Amigos and Zorro at the Hostpric Rose Marine Theater!

First up is Entre Amigos! Featuring Vanessa Becerra, Claudia Chapa, Luis Alejandro Orozco, Rafael Moras, Eduardo Rojas with special guests Trio Chapultepec and DJ Ronnie Heart




Fort Worth Opera’s 75th anniversary season kicks off with Entre Amigos (Between Friends), an all-star celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at the Rose Marine Theater on Saturday, October 9, at 7:00 pm. This one-night-only concert is co-curated by renowned opera singers Vanessa Becerra (With Blood, With Ink, 2014 FWO Festival), Claudia Chapa (Frontiers: FWO Libretto Workshop, 2020), and Luis Alejandro Orozco (María de Buenos Aires, 2018 FWO Festival). They will be joined by award-winning tenor Rafael Moras, Columbian virtuoso pianist Eduardo Rojas (Yamaha Artists USA), and San Antonio’s dazzling Mariachi ensemble, Trio Chapultepec (Vincent Pequeño, William Carlton Galvez, Israel Alcala).

The recital features music by composer and conductor of concert, film, and video game music, Nico Gutierrez. Entre Amigos will also highlight an exciting mix of arias, art songs, boleros, zarzuela romanzas, and traditional rancheras by iconic Mexican composers María Grever, José Alfredo Jiménez, Agustín Lara, and modern writers such as Daniel Catán and Juan Pablo Contreras.

Following the concert, the party continues in the adjacent Gallery of Artes de la Rosa, as rock/pop musician and in-demand DJ Ronnie Heart spins a funky, crowd-pleasing set. Guests can dance the night away and enjoy delicious handmade baked Argentine empanadas and desserts catered by Del Campo Empanadas. 



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    Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts seeks proposals for 2023, through 2024.  We have 2 spaces, the Main Gallery and the smaller (2D works only) Annex gallery. Both Galleries feature a number of scheduled exhibits that last generally five to six weeks. Two of the exhibits recur annually and are not part of this call to art.

    We seek submissions that explore and showcase the cultural diversity and experience of Latin American cultures, lives, history, and relevant social issues.  And as part of each proposal, we request an educational component to engage with our Artes Academy students and/or our audience.  Lastly, we encourage chosen artists, but not required, to provide us with support videos and/or digital slide shows to enhance the conversation. 

    Artes de la Rosa is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and interpreting the art, culture, lives, and history of the Latino community. We strive to foster creativity and engagement with the arts locally and regionally. This engagement encourages personal growth and well-being of the individual as well as the community. 





    About Galería de la Rosa and Annex Gallery

    Artes de la Rosa's dedication to preserving, promoting, and interpreting the art, life, and history of Latino culture for all manifests itself in an eclectic collection of exhibits. Noteworthy among these exhibits is the annual Dia de los Muertos art exhibit which brings together artists of all backgrounds to showcase art that is significant in the representation of this Latin American tradition. The Galeria de la Rosa continues to expand its presentation of Art that Matters.

    Gallery Hours

    The Galeria de la Rosa and Annex Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday from 11:00am to 6:00pm and by special appointment. The gallery is closed on United States national holidays.


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