Matices Summer Art Camp

Matices to hold Summer Classes at the McAllen Creative Incubator. Come and paint in Acrylic & Oil.

For more Information contact Martha Hinojosa at 956-739-3869 or Coco Salinas at 956-451-0440




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Code#RGV is a community run event that promotes collaboration, innovation, and education of software programming and startups in the Rio Grande Valley. This is part of an ongoing effort to grow out start-up community and invigorate our economy.

**Meeting are held the first & third, Thurday of the Month from 7pm-10pm on the 2nd floor of the McAllen Creative Incubator.



MPC Studios


Let’s answer this question with another question: Have you ever heard of a successful business that didn’t have a website?

Neither have we.

The fact is that the internet has changed the way everyone does business. Today, if you have a website, your business does not close when your employees go home, but its open 24 hours a day and can be accessed by anyone, anywhere around the world. Your business has the opportunity to be reached by thousands, if not, millions of potential customers. In business, first impressions are everything and if your website is done right, you can grow your business to levels far beyond your competitors.

At MPC Studios, you will be dealing with a team that has the creativity and experience to maximize your presence on the internet, that when your clients reach your website, they can trust that they are dealing with professionals. With a professionally built website that leaves a lasting impression, clients will want to do business with you and perceive you to be better than your competitors. Simply, we know how to show your clients that they want to be your customer.

MPC Studios provides Website Design and Development services such as:

Custom Website Design
WordPress Website Development
E-commerce Web Design
Website Copywriting Services
Website Photography
Website Usability Analysis
Website Conversion Optimization Services
Website Strategy Consulting
It’s time to get your business booming. It’s time to build a better website, now.

Contact MPC Studios or visit our offices in Harlingen or McAllen today.




Win A Free STC Class!




Win a free semester class at the creative incubator by STC! Register to have a chance to have a full semester of pure learning and knowledge. South Texas College, Professional and Workforce Education and the McAllen Chamber of Commerce have partnered to offer a variety of art courses through the Creative incubator. Both Institutions are commited to empower all individuals with necessary knowledge and skills to help fulfill personal and professional goals for a better quality life.

The classes among you could choose are:

  • acting
  • cake decorating
  • ceramic painting
  • drawing
  • floral decoration
  • guitar
  • kids ballet folklorico
  • oil painting
  • photography
  • salsa and tango
  • scrapbooking
  • sculpture
  •  sewing
  • workshops creating: mums, wreaths, gift baskets, center pieces


The McAllen Heritage Center invites you to their opening reception for their featured collection titled “Life! The Joy of It!” by local McAllen artist Linda Jean. The recpetion will take place Friday June 19, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7:30 pm. Lina Jean has been the recipient of numerous art awards over the years and still continues to produce mulitiple paintings a week. Her paintings grace the homes of hundreds of families and businesses throughout North America.

For more information and to R.S.V.P please contact or call 956-687-1904

Summer Choir Camp for Children



Carol Brown – Colibrí Music Studio and Children’s Choir

Each summer the colibrí children’s choir hosts a summer choir camp.

This year it will be held July 6-10 from 1:00-4:00 pm. Tuition includes daily snack and camp T-shirt – $125. For information on private and group music lessons, summer choir camp, or membership in the children’s choir, please visit or Facebook: colibrimusicstudio.




McAllen Selects Second City Poet Laureate

The McAllen Arts Council has selected its second poet laureate. Priscilla Celina Suarez will serve in her position until December 31, 2016. She takes over the position from Olga Valle-Herr, who served in the position previously.

Suarez, a lifelong resident of McAllen, is an employee at the McAllen Public Library, working in the marketing department. She has a degree in International Business from UTPA.

“We are so proud that the McAllen Arts Council has selected such a talented poet,” said Nancy Millar, Vice President and Director of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Convention and Visitors’ Bureau which oversees the arts program for the Chamber.” She will be a wonderful representative of literary arts for the city.”

Suarez has loved poetry since she was a small child. “When I was in the third grade, I was selected to read a poem to our school principal,” Suarez said. He laughed out loud, and I realized that I loved it.”

In 2005 she began original readings at various venues around the county and beyond. Her reputation has grown to make her one of the area’s foremost poets.

“All of us at the McAllen Public Library are so proud of Priscilla for becoming Poet Laureate of McAllen,”  said Kate Horan, Director of the McAllen Public Library. “Priscilla’s poetry explores language and questions of identity as a native of the Rio Grande Valley in a way that is both strong and vulnerable. I can’t think of a better poet to represent McAllen.”

Suarez’s mentors include well known poet and author Gloria Anzaldua,   and McAllen resident Jan Seale, Texas’s immediate past State Poet Laureate. “Jan is a superhero,” Suarez said. “She was one of the first people I heard performing the spoken word, and she was hilarious. She’s so supportive of literary events and the arts in general.”

Suarez will be performing at Chamber of Commerce events and is available for organizations, classrooms, and other venues. She can be reached at the McAllen Public Library, 956-681-3000.


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RGV Home School Event- June 13th

Home Schooling event is open to all Parents who are home schooling or considering schooling their children at home.  Come find encouragement, resources and friends!

Register at