El Centro de Artes, housed in the big pink building in downtown's Market Square, was designed to be a center for Latino art and culture. In a city with a majority Latino population, El Centro de Artes, formerly known as the Museo Alameda and other monikers, has been mostly dormant. With only a string of art exhibits that have popped up occasionally like a skipping stone across water, can El Centro de Artes finally claim its space as the center of San Antonio's Latino art and culture? City of San Antonio Councilman Roberto C. Treviño (D1) says yes.
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Written by Rudy Arispe on Sep 20 2016 - 5:36pm
Although her journeys have carried her from her home in Kenya to the campus of UCLA, to the streets of San Francisco and finally to the opens arms of the Alamo City, Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga still cherishes her African roots and culture, and fond memories of her grandmother and her friends, who were basket weavers.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 7 2016 - 8:59pm
A diverse collection of civic and community leaders are meeting at the Institute of Texan Cultures from on Sept. 9 for the second in a series of Cultural Conversations. The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m., and conversations until 8 p.m. Organizers hope to help neighbors learn about different cultures through food, dance and conversation, to “celebrate our differences and promote unity, tolerance an cultural understanding.”
Written by Guadalupe Cutl… on Aug 11 2016 - 1:26pm
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents Evaporandome Lentamente and El Color de la Obra, two concurrent solo-exhibitions hosted by the Guadalupe Galería, featuring new works by Jenelle Esparza and Daniela Cavazos Madrigal.
Written by SAYSi_SA on Aug 17 2015 - 5:06pm
For their 2015 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA Exhibition, SAY Sí, San Antonio’s premier creative youth-development organization, will explore the fundamentals of “perspective” as a personal and technical process. Focusing on architecture and architectural elements, middle and high school student-artists will be challenged to personally connect with non-human subjects and use pinhole or panorama photography to characterize this connection.
Written by urban15 on Jul 8 2015 - 12:40pm
In celebration of our 41st birthday, URBAN-15 will host “Neighborhood Handshake,” an annual block party for the South Presa/Southtown neighborhoods.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Mar 18 2015 - 11:59am
At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, the Magik Theatre will provide an opportunity for patrons on the autism spectrum and their families to enjoy live theatre with a sensory-friendly performance of Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play! During a sensory-friendly performance, house lights are kept on, sound levels are lower, audience members are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance, a designated quiet area is provided, outside snacks are permitted, and audience numbers are kept smaller, to offer an experience that will be both enjoyable and comfortable.
Written by southwest work… on Mar 13 2015 - 2:48pm
Mujeres Mercado is one year old! Our anniversary will be held Sunday, March 22 in the historic Eastside, where Mujeres Mercado was born, in a community we are proud to have opened our storefront & cultural center, The Vibrant Community. With such a diverse and beautiful history, the Eastside is an economy that we're excited to contribute to.
Written by Gabi Marcus on Mar 6 2015 - 9:40am
Please come join us at the 3rd Annual San Antonio Book Festival! The festival takes place Saturday, April 11, from 10am to 6pm at the Central Library and the Southwest School of Art. This year, 80 authors will be joining us from around the region and the nation. The festival features live readings, cooking events, children's and young adults' activities, and so much more. We really hope you can join us. To learn more about the festival, visit www.saplf.org/festival.
Written by Sarah Garrahan on Dec 30 2014 - 2:26pm
Join us for this FREE event: A short program of two documentaries, homemade food including vegan and gluten free options! Films start promptly at 8 p.m.. Come earlier for food and drink. Films to be screened: tacho utrera making a jarana near coatepec veracruz, mx by gabriel morales and Carlos Salazar Spanish with English subtitles Synopsis: This short documents Tacho Utrera, famous jarana maker in Veracruz.