January Cultura Guide: Ways to Level Up in 2023

Plus, 5 Latino Artists to Watch in 2023

January Cultura Guide: Ways to Level Up in 2023

Plus, 5 Latino Artists to Watch in 2023

Ways to level up in 2023, artists to watch y más

¡Feliz año nuevo!

I hope everyone had their tamales and other holiday treats. I enjoyed my mami’s homemade pozole & scored leftovers to bring to Austin.

Austin Vida’s new site launched in 2022, and I’m so grateful for how this community has grown since then. I’ve listed some big milestones in the Chisme section below.

We have some BIG goals for this new year, so let’s make it happen juntos for la gente.

As always, we want to help you stay in-the-know and connected with comunidad via your Cultura Guide. Click below to view your free, instant download. ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️

Austin Vida Jan. Cultura Guide PDF


Nancy Flores, Austin Vida Editor & Publisher

January Newsletter Highlights:

Sí Se Puede: Check out which local artista will help the Texas Park System celebrate 100 years!

 CommUNITY + Cultura News: We’re excited to share a story from our partnership with Latinitas Magazine about top Latino artists to watch in 2023! Plus, check out some of our fave stories of 2022.

Austin Vida Chisme: You were a big part of Austin Vida’s 2022 success! Get all the behind-the-scenes Austin Vida chisme when you scroll down to the bottom.

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center has launched a holistic wellness program with programs such as bilingual yoga by Sana Yoga. Photo contributed by MACC/Sana Yoga

What’s in the January Cultura Guide?

‍♀️ 3 Ways to Level Up in 2023.

✊ How to participate and volunteer for MLK Day events.

Which can’t-miss concerts to catch, from Free Week to rock en español shows.

Where to keep the holidays going with Puerto Rican Octavitas.

Get the scoop on the latest local music singles and albums to stream or download, from Latin pop by artist Miguel St. Michael to Salvadoran troubadour Nelson Saga.

CommUNITY + Cultura News

Catch up on the latest Austin Vida articles plus some faves from 2022. Got a news tip? Is there a story you’d like to see in Austin Vida? Email news@austinvida.com.

5 Latino Artists to Look Out for in 2023

Austin Vida partnered with Latinitas to highlight some top Latino Artists to Watch. Read more.

Musician Lesly Reynaga makes ACL Music Fest History

Austin’s own Lesly Reynaga blazed trails with a historic ACL Music Fest performance. The Mexican born singer-songwriter became one of the first artists in the festival’s 20-year history to feature a full mariachi band. Find out which surprise ensemble joined her on stage to help her create this historic moment in Austin music history. Read more.

How Puerto Rican Cultural Center helped put island’s cultura on Central Texas map

Austin’s Puerto Rican Cultural Center turned 25! What started as a dream and three dancers has transformed into a hub, bringing the area’s Puerto Rican community and beyond together through diverse cultural arts programming. From navigating the pandemic to temporary closures, the center hopes to keep moving pa’lante. Read more.

Sí Se Puede

Did you or someone you know receive an honor? Let us know by emailing us at news@austinvida.com for newsletter consideration.

The Art of Texas State Parks exhibit will be at the Bullock Museum Jan. 7 – April 30.Painting by artist Billy Hassell of a red-bellied woodpecker with mallards at Daingerfield State Park is among the featured artwork along with artwork by local artist Fidencio Duran.Photo contributed by Texas Parks and Wildlife

✨ The Texas State Park System is turning 100! In celebration of its centennial, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has commissioned Texan artists to paint scenes from parks across the state. Today there are 74 state parks, six state historic sites, and nine state natural areas.

Felicidades to noted local artist Fidencio Duran, whose work you might have seen at places like Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Austin Community College, for being one of the selected artists for "The Art of Texas State Parks."

The exhibit will travel to several Texas museums including the Bullock  Texas State History Museum in Austin from Jan. 7-April 30.

Austin Vida Chisme

Austin Vida is helping the next generation of Latina writers tell their stories! Last summer, we led a storytelling workshop during Latinas’ Media Chica Day at Del Valle High School.

As we kick off the new year, we’d like to thank you all for your support and feedback. We couldn’t have done it without you this past year. Gracias for sending in your news tips, sharing our stories, telling friends about us, donating to our fundraisers, becoming monthly members, following and liking our pages on social media. It all helps so much!!

Here are a few 2022 highlights:

Austin Vida conducted eight community listening sessions!

Our new site launched in spring 2022.

✍ Led a storytelling workshop for Del Valle High School students for Latinitas’ Media Chica Day.

Published 12 monthly Cultura Guides, 15+ newsletters and more than 20 stories including coverage on Uvalde school shooting memorials. Our newsletter grew from monthly to bimonthly and our readership doubled!

Partnered with nonprofit Latinitas’ magazine to amplify the work of emerging writers.

Served as a community or media partner for various mission-aligned events such as Latina Day ATX, Latinapalooza and Texas Tribune’s TribFest.

Austin Vida Editor & Publisher Nancy Flores led a Hispanic Heritage Month speaking tour around Austin and also co-emceed the Big Squeeze accordion festival.

Won a Media Entrepreneur Award from the Maynard Institute for Journalism Diversity!

️ Welcomed St. Edward’s University intern and College Assistance Migrant Program Scholar Kessly Salinas to the Austin Vida team! (She will be returning this spring semester.)

All this y mucho más! We’re committed to amplifying, informing and celebrating Latinidad in 2023. ¡Pa’lante mi gente!

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