Spring 2019-Creative & Enrichment Classes

McA2FB COVER.2019Creative & Enrichment Classes is a series of classes meant to engage adults & children in creative processes and to continue to expose RGV residents to the cultural arts.” The goal of the upcoming workshops is to connect local artists’ portions of the community interested in arts related events, thereby building a stronger community. Classes start in February so register TODAY at www.mca2classes.com 

Art Walk is the First Friday!

We look forward to hosting ArtWalk in 2019!
Every first Friday of the Month, from September to May, (except in December) on Main Street in McAllen you will find galleries open for Art Walk.

Art Walk, raises awareness of galleries, in the Arts District, as well as unknown and known artist. Thru art walk, McAllen paves the way for artists to express their artistic passion, increase interest in the arts, and promote awareness in appreciation of all art and culture.
It is going to be a great family friendly night to enjoy the arts!

601 N. Main McAllen *956-687-2787

Grass Signs

Find us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/Creative.Incubator/

Event on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/713805872337979/

Artist Suite Available at McA2

With help from the city, the McAllen Chamber has created 21 low cost artist suites and office spaces for expanding artists and art organizations.  The Cultural Arts Department houses artists of different art disciplines such as painters, choir instructors, writers, photographers and sculptors, just to name a few.  The suite space available is a 12×12 at an affordable $190 a month.

The McAllen Creative Incubator has 2 paint labs, a classroom, stage and a variety of Exhibit areas for tenants use at no additional cost.  McA2 is located at 601 N. Main St. in the heart of McAllen’s Art’s District.

To apply for studio space, interested artists need to submit a completed application. *Applications can be pick-up at the Creative Incubator located at 601 N. Main Street, McAllen or download the file at http://www.mcallenart.com/studio-directory.   Applications are accepted on a continual basis.

The goal of the McAllen Creative Incubator is to support the continued professional growth of artists and enhance the cultural and economic vitality of our local community.  For more information, please contact Laura Robles at 956-682-2871 or via email at lrobles@visitmcallen.com.



Suite 9.Studio pic


“Imaginings” a porcelain exhibit by Miriam Smith

This month of November the McAllen Creative Incubator features artist Miriam Smith.  It will be her third art exposition at McA2.  While every medium is important to her, Porcelain is her passion.  The other mediums that will be displayed include Landscapes painted in oil and a series of Acrylics, which she has titled “Imaginings”.

Miriam, who also studied art in California, fondly recalls those distinguished artists she once worked and learned from, like Barbara Jensen, Jene Harpor and  Celee Evans.  The distinguished artists is proud to have studied alongside Birget Porter, who is also a Porcelain Painter that studied at the Royal Palace in Germany.

“Porcelain painting, is a beautiful way to display art in your home or office.” Said Mrs. Smith, “art is like a treasure that can be passed on from generation to generation, adding invaluable worth to it as the years go by.”

Miriam offers a flexible schedule and personalized attention, when teaching the Art.  For more information about her classes or to inquire about her art, contact Ms. Smith at 559-381-8094 or via email at miriam.blanco.ms@gmail.com.

Art Walk October 5, 2018

Looking forward to all the Artist Exhiits and Visitors during Art Walk@the Incubator, this Friday Oct 5th from 7p,-9pm. Special Thanks to Millennial Marketing for the graphics!

Featured Art Exhibits and confirmed guests to the upcoming Art Walk:
Ruth Hoyt
Rene Lopez
Marianita Escamilla
Laura Rivas
Fausto Olguin

Special Guests:
 McAllen Public Utilities
 McAllen Recycling Center

 Viol Consort
 Salsa Con Son (dance Performance)

  — with Viol Consort String EnsembleRene LopezRuth HoytSalsa con Son,City of McAllen Recycling Center and McAllen Public Utility.

CASTING CALL: The Heart of Christmas, a Christmas film

ACTION CALL: drama/acting community

McAllen Casting Breakdown – with logo

Kylie Garcelon is the Director for an upcoming feature film production in our area called The Heart of Christmas, a Christmas film. The film is being produced by Tara Pirnia of Future Sight Entertainment, LLC.

There are a variety of roles being cast and we want to support the local community by engaging local talent.

AUDITIONS: 13th and 14th of October

CALLBACKS: Sunday 14th October

ADDRESS OF CASTING CALL: 800 S Cage Blvd Ste D, Pharr, TX 78577


EMAIL & PHONE: HOCsubmit@gmail.com