Cultural Arts Program and Services

The Community Services Department offers a variety of cultural arts programs and services to the residents of Calexico.  It works with the Arts Commission and Arts Council to plan programs that encompass various forms of artistic expression.  Many recreation programs such as guitar, danzon, draw and kids art are held in the Cultural Arts Center.

Classes are held in the Cultural Arts Center in the summer for kids in the areas of guitar, acrylics, jewelry making, singing and water color painting.  The Calexico Danzoneros group continues to meet twice a week to practice and have performed at the Cultural Arts Center at various events for the last three years.  Events surrounding Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October have been held at the Cultural Arts Center including the Pretty in Pink Luncheon and the Think Pink Art Exhibit. 

Art events held at the Cultural Arts Center include the Student Art Exhibit, Annual Black and White Art Exhibit that highlights art in different mediums, annual Artists’ Gathering in December and a variety of events for the Annual Mariachi Festival including a reception, salsa tasting contest, fiesta de artesanias, and Mariachi idol competition.

The annual Children’s Art Festival brings together community organizations to promote the arts in a fund day of activities for children and the Summer Solstice Art Exhibit brings artists together to celebrate the beginning of summer. 

A brand new baby grand piano was donated to the Cultural Arts Center by the Calexico Arts Council.