Art & Culture

The Festival of the Summer is Here: Celebrate at MXLAN!

MXLAN is happening right now! The 5-day Summer Art & Music Festival is at the heart of McAllen, Texas, at the McAllen Convention Center, highlighting young Latinx artists and nuestra cultura. Locals and visitors can expect many activities throughout the festival, including arte, musica, comida, y comunidad.

Reflecting One Another: On Glimmer by Milo Elliott

“Glimmer” explores connection, the celestial, the ephemeral, and the eternal through illustrations, paintings, multimedia pieces, and written works of Milo Elliot. Visit “Glimmer” at the Carla Hughes Studio, now until July 23, 2022.

4 Up-And-Coming RGV Poets to Watch Our For

We interviewed seven poets in the Rio Grande Valley to commemorate this month – the following four up-and-coming poets are making their voices heard, writing and speaking from their hearts, and connecting with the local community.


Half a year since the City of Brownsville announced the SpaceX funded mural program a local Rio Grande Valley artist has yet to be named. It begs the question, “How long does it take to find a “worthy” artist in the RGV to paint the last mural funded by Elon Musk?”

3 RGV Poets to Read on National Poetry Month

We interviewed 3 poets in the Rio Grande Valley to commemorate this month – the following are local published authors whose work has inspired that of countless others. Take note, support their work, and follow their journeys.

10 Must-Know Women-Owned Businesses in the RGV

Women’s History Month may be coming to an end, but it’s not too late to show support for las mujeres trabajadoras. Among them are artists, healers, creators, and boss women who fearlessly run their businesses. Don’t miss out on these 10 small businesses and the women who are making their mark throughout the RGV.


Lushious Massacr is an unstoppable force of self-love, queerness, and positivity everywhere they go. This Brownsville native shares their journey of self-empowerment and all the opportunities that opened up after they fully accepted themselves.