Art & Culture

Colorful illustration depicting two scenes where a person with teal hair expresses opposing emotions. To the left, the person is worried, surrounded by a busy, dark city. To the right, the person is smiling, surrounded by a bright, slow landscape with someone on a bike in their background.

Escaping Hustle Culture in the RGV

While bigger cities have a lot to offer, they can feel overwhelming, cluttered, and crowded. In comparison, the RGV gives us the time to value our community’s and culture’s richness— an ideal spot to join a slower, more intentional way of living.

Latino wearing a black shirt smiling, surrounded by frames of his artwork.

Jesus Treviño Opens Art Exhibit at IMAS

Jesus Treviño is a wonderful example of Rio Grande Valley talent nurtured by amazing art educators. His exhibition, La Carrera Fading in the Sun, shows an artist who pushes past mastery of the medium and is sharpening his voice and identity.

A Community Screening Series of Lo Que Queda en el Camino (2021) at the US-MX Border

Sentient.Art.Film, in partnership with ENTRE Film Center & Regional Archive, presents Lo Que Queda En El Camino (What Remains on the Way) as part of a traveling community screening series taking place at the LUPE Meeting Hall in San Juan on Sunday, May 7, 2023. The film follows Lilian, an indigenous mother of four, traveling from Guatemala to the US border. The free event will include panel discussions, a donation drive, and more!

Owner of RGV Refillery, Marisa Bravo, stands next to wooden shelves of eco-friendly goods, such as toilet paper, dish scrubbers, and soap.

Saving The RGV One Refill At A Time

RGV Refillery, owned by Marisa Bravo, offers bulk goods and aims to educate the community by hosting workshops that teach and advocate for low-waste lifestyles and sustainable practices. Marisa is proudly forging a path towards a more sustainable, eco-conscious, and greener Rio Grande Valley.

Coming to America: Mexican immigrants recall their journey into the United States

The people who crossed El Rio Grande and set foot on the Valley are those ones who carried and cemented its culture and traditions. We kindly asked two migrants from older generations, Yolis (50 years old) and Jose (60 years old), to share their journeys and experiences living in America. This is what they had to say.