The Guadalupe Is Calling for Artist and Filmmakers for Hecho a Mano and CineFestival

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Adriana Ruiz
Hecho a Mano event

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is seeking artists for its 29th annual Hecho a Mano event this December. The three-day shopping event held at Galería Guadalupe offers visitors a glimpse of work by local artists and craftspeople, who sell unique handmade goods ranging from art, jewelry and decorative items. 

Mark Anthony Martinez, a visual arts director for The Guadalupe, sees Hecho a Mano as a great way to bring some of the best artisans and craftspeople from around town and internationally to come together to show off their work.  

"It’s a great way to promote local artists and crafters," said Martinez. 

The art displayed at Hecho a Mano can only be of the highest quality of both contemporary and traditional styles. To maintain that level of quality The Guadalupe holds a juried competition, and deadlines for submissions are this October 23. 

The opening reception to Hecho a Mano is December 4 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $15 and artists featured at the event get two complimentary tickets to the show. 

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Meanwhile, The Guadalupe is calling for filmmakers to take submit their work for the 38th annual CineFestival en San Antonio, the nation’s original and longest-running Latino film festival. 

CineFestival is seeking submissions in the following genres: Latino feature films, documentaries, short films, animated, experimental films and youth works. 

The nine-day festival being held on February 19-27, 2016 at the Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe Street. The event will feature screenings, workshops, panel discussions, networking opportunities, gala celebrations and musical performances. 

Entries for the festival open on October 9 with the deadline for entries on November 20. Entry fees are $25 for non-students and $15 for students. Those who want to submit their works can find forms at

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