Our Mission is Your Heritage!

Our Mission is Your Heritage!

The mission of the Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery, Inc. is to educate and promote art and culture for current and future generations.

Since the late 1990s, The Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery has been a pioneer in bringing Mexican visual and performing arts to the Stockton community. The Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery continues to enrich the community with art, culture, and educational programs. Dedicated artists, educators, and interested members of the community volunteer their time, and work together to educate the public of the rich tradition, heritage and culture of Mexico.

Some of the many activities that the Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery sponsors and celebrate include: art exhibits by local artists, traditional Mexican holidays such as the Day of the Dead, Nativity scene exhibits, poetry reading, symposiums, and art workshops.

December 16, 2016 - Posadas

Join in the Posadas sponsored by the Mexican Heritage Center & Gallery. Participants will assemble at St. Mary’s Church, (Washington Street) at 5:30p.m. We will sing our way to the first stop at Maria’s restaurant (Market Street); the second stop will be at Xochimilco Restaurant (San Joaquin Street) and the third stop will be at the Mexican Heritage Center where the blessing and viewing of the nacimientos will take place. A short singing program will conclude this wonderful evening. Mexican Hot Chocolate, and pan dulce (sweet bread) will be available free for all participants. Delicious tamales will be sold for $2.00 each or $20.00 a dozen

Current Exhibits and Events

December 6 - 29, 2016

On display will be nacimientos (nativity scenes) by parishes and individuals from the community. The featured display will be by Gloria Becerra of St Gertrude’s Parish. Her detailed biblical scenes show the life of Christ from birth to his ascension into heaven.
Nativity scenes on display are from the following people:
Gilbert Olivas - Artist
Jorge Elizalde - Artist
St. Linus Parish - Marta Escarpita
St. Gertrude’s Parish - Gloria Becerra
Rosalinda Galaviz - Community
St. Edwards Church - Hilda Ornelas
Rosie D’Arcy - Catholic Charities
Nancy Gomez - Catholic Charities
Johnny Morales - Community

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Gallery Hours:
Tues-Fri, 12-5pm
111 S. Sutter St.
Stockton, CA

Tentative Exhibition Schedule for 2017 Exhibits

  • JAN: Closed

  • FEB: Artistas Unidos – Central Valley Artists invited to participate

  • MAR: Featured Artist: Oscar Guillen, Chico
    Cesar Chavez Breakfast, March 25

  • APR: High School Student Showcase

  • MAY: Featured Artist: Jesus Barella, Sacramento

  • JUN: Featured Artist: Rigoberto Perez, Stockton

  • JUL: Carlos Marquez & Alex Thompson, Stockton

  • AUG: Featured Artist: Stephen Herrera, Stockton

  • SEP: Saul Serna, TBA
    Adelita Awards, September 16

  • OCT: Dia de los Muertos Altars and Community fiesta

  • NOV: Begin set up of community nativity scenes

  • DEC: Posadas and celebration