Best of Fort Worth

FILM SCREENINGS

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

 

American Exile Image.jpeg

 

ABOUT JOHN J. VALADEZ:

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.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 

PAST 2021 EVENTS:

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.

 

 

AN EVENING WITH CARLOS SANTOS 

Image 11-16-21 at 6.19 PM.jpeg

 

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!

IMG_6497 4.jpeg

 

 

 

 

Día de los Muertos

 

Thank you for joining us for our 18th Annual Día de los Muertos en Fort Worth Celebration!

If you missed it or would like to relive the festivities, please enjoy our video highlight featuring footage from our community and save the date for next year:

Saturday October 29, 2022!

2021 Día de los Muertos Video Highlight

NO ANIMATION save the date 10302021 Día de los muertos parade & celebration (Facebook Event Cover).jpeg

 

Día de Los Muertos en Fort Worth. Join us as the 18th 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 18th 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.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Pauline and Louise

Copy of PAULINE AND LOUIS (Facebook Event Cover) (1).jpeg
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
 
About:
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.
 
CAST
Pauline Valenciano
Monica Perez
Louis Zapata
Rudy Lopez
Crew
original-music-composer
Latin Express
script-supervisor
Dora Gonzales
publicist
Nicholas Gonzales
 

 

 

 

 

Chicana Trailblazers

 

panel-Highlights_1.jpeg

 

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

PERFORMANCE: 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 9, 2021 @ 7PM

ABOUT ENTRE AMIGOS:

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. 

 

8th Annual Holiday Toy & Gift Drive Program

 
ADLR Toy Drive logo.png
 
Donate: Be the positive impact and donate today!
Give hope, joy, and smiles to community families and senior citizens that need our support this holiday season. Drop off unwrapped toys at the office.
 
Unable to buy a toy or gift due to time constraints? Donate and we'll do the shopping for you! No donation is too small!
Donation link: https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/donate.php?donation_id=1048
 
Application Intake:
Know a family in need of assistance this holiday season?
We are currently accepting applications for the 8th Annual Holiday Toy & Gift Drive program.
Program Info:
* Deadline - Friday, December 10th;
* For City of Fort Worth residents;
* Full program details on the application
Fillable application attached!
Read and fill out application in its entirety and submit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
________________________
Haz una donación: ¡Sé el impacto positivo y dona hoy!
Regala esperanza, alegría y sonrisas a las familias y personas mayores de la comunidad que necesitan nuestro apoyo en estas fiestas. Deje los juguetes sin envolver en la oficina.
 
¿No puede comprar un juguete o un regalo por falta de tiempo? Done y nosotros haremos la compra por usted. ¡Ninguna donación es demasiado pequeña!
Enlace de donación: https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/donate.php?donation_id=1048
 
Solicitud de ingreso:
¿Conoce a una familia que necesite ayuda en estas fiestas?
Actualmente estamos aceptando solicitudes para el octavo programa anual de Recogida de Juguetes y Regalos para las Fiestas.
Información del programa:
* Fecha límite - Viernes, 10 de diciembre;
* Para los residentes de la ciudad de Fort Worth;
* Todos los detalles del programa en la solicitud
Solicitud rellenable adjunta! 
Lea y complete la solicitud en su totalidad y envíe por correo electrónico a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Navidad On Ice

Navidad on Ice resize

Lowrider: Cultura & Art Show

LowriderCultra & Art Show blank (1).jpeg

IMG_4171.jpeg

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

Friday, December 3, 2021 at Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center at the Historic Rose Marine Theater.

Artes de la Rosa is located at 1440 N. Main Street., Fort Worth TX 76164.

 Festivities begin at 7:00pm until 9:00pm.

Lowrider: Cultura & Art Show will be on view through January 22, 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. The opening reception will include music, food, refreshments, and a ballet folklorico performance. All proceeds of the evening will benefit the Artes de la Rosa organization and the community it serves, including fine arts programming for youth in the area and a theater restoration campaign. 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.

Admission to the opening reception is free. 

RSVP HERE

For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Zorro

 

Screen Shot 2021-09-28 at 12.09.13 PM.png

Join us in 2022 for ZORRO!

PERFORMANCES:

WED. January 26, 2022 @ 7PM

FRI. January 28, 2022 @ 7PM

ABOUT ZORRO:

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!

TO PURCHASE TICKETS: FORT WORTH OPERA'S ZORRO

 

 

 

 

Entre Amigos: Encore

Entre Amigos.jpg

 

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: https://www.fwopera.org/entreamigos

2021 Mariachi Christmas

ADLR Mariachi Christmas.jpg

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.
 
TICKETS GO FAST, SO BUY THEM TODAY! 
 
Have questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 817-624-8333

Subcategories

  • Past Events

    Coming Soon!

  • Film Screenings

     

     

  • Community Events
  • Gallery

    Galeria de la Rosa

    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. Under the stewardship of Artistic Director Adam Adolfo, the Galeria de la Rosa continues to expand its presentation of Art that Matters.

    Gallery Hours

    The Galeria de la Rosa is open Monday-Friday from 11:00am to 5:00pm and by special appointment. The gallery is closed on United States national holidays.

    Tours

    Docent led tours may be available depending on the exhibit and availability of docents. For educational tours, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Artist Submissions

    Artists interested in submitting their artwork for display in the gallery should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Concert Series

    Artes de la Rosa presents our live music concert series. 

 

Join Our Artes de la Rosa Mailing List

Buy Tickets.

Purchase tickets for our upcoming events or your season pass.

About Artes de la Rosa.

 Artes de la Rosa theater infromation, office hours, direction, program information and much more. Read more.
 
 
 

Artes de La Rosa

  • History +

    Artes de la Rosa, formerly Latin Arts Association of Fort Worth is the non-profit organization that manages the historic gem Read More
  • 1