The word “Chicano” is a term often used to describe people of Mexican descent, who live in the United States. In the early 20th century, Chicano negatively referred to a lower class of Mexican-Americans. The Chicano Movement of the 1960s brought about a reappropriation of the word, making it synonymous with empowerment and cultural pride. Today, Chicano is preferred over blanket labels like Hispanic or Latino. Chicano culture is deeply woven into the fabric of the southwest and crosses boundaries beyond those of Mexican heritage. This exhibition explores the idea that being Chicano is a state of mind that goes beyond a restrictive classification. Eight Arizona artists, from a variety of disciplines, were invited to share how Chicano culture has influenced their work.