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With artistic roots linked to the 1970s Austin Chicano Cultural Arts Renaissance,Familia Salinas has been integral in contributing to Austin’s unique identity as a nationally recognized arts community.
Forging creative space, evolving artistic practices provoking thought, and collaborating with strategic community partners enables Santa Cruz Theater to define its unique role as a charming venue .
Our Tres Generaciónes of deep rooted experience in community and cultural arts continues to guide our efforts.
The theater has a unique Forty-year history of presenting the beauty and diversity of Austin’s dynamic cultural arts scene.
Fusing Old Eastside with the New East Austin
Santa Cruz’ vision advances notions that the arts are integral to our society and that artists, through their work, provide important critical reflections about who we are in our modern moment.
From dance to theater and from music to visual arts, Santa Cruz works tirelessly to build a healthy and generative human ecology that celebrates difference, diversity, and inclusion.
From these traditions we embrace the future!