Community Outreach

South Broadway Cultural Center prides itself in working with our community to show case local talents, customs and events.

Local Playwright Series

The South Broadway Cultural Center is always looking for new works to workshop or produce. If you have something you would like to put on stage, please submit it via email to the manager or bring it by the cultural center.

Dia de los Muertos Altars

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is celebrated throughout Mexico and around the southwest United States as a time to recall family, friends, and loved ones who have died.

The celebration typically coincides with All Souls Day.

Skulls made of sugar, marigolds, personal photographs, and favorite items such as foods or articles of clothing are used to decorate altars or "ofrendas" to remember those who have passed away.

Each year, South Broadway Cultural Center joins in the celebration with holiday altars and artwork displayed inside the center's art gallery.

La Guadalupana Exhibit

Los Guadalupanos of St. Francis Xavier Church helped shape and establish the tradition of honoring the Virgin de Guadalupe in the South Broadway Community.

For more than 80 years, a family from the Saint Francis Xavier parish has been asked to erect a shrine in honor of La Virgen de Guadalupe during the month of December -- coinciding with her feast day of Dec. 12. This altar is one of many that are on view throughout the South Broadway Community.

On Dec. 13, La Virgen de Guadalupe is honored with a procession throughout the community, after the 5 p.m. Mass. The procession is led by the parish priest and Matachine dancers.

The priest and the dancers stop at each shrine in the neighborhood and the priest offers a blessing.

The South Broadway Cultural Center and the South Broadway Library are honored to be part of this tradition. We celebrate this tradition with the Los Guadalupanos of St. Francis Xavier Church by selecting a family to erect an altar in the Cultural Center's gallery.

Artists help create traditional retablos and contemporary depictions of the La Virgen de Guadalupe.