¡VIVA! - A Streamathon Supporting The Arts & Artists in San Antonio

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Texas Public Radio Presents
¡VIVA! - A Streamathon Supporting The Arts & Artists in San Antonio
Saturday, May 9th, 2020

 

Texas Public Radio has partnered together with Lonesome
Rose
, Luminaria, NowCastSA, and Nelco Media to present ¡VIVA! - A Live
Streamathon Supporting the Arts & Artists in San Antonio.
Hosted live by Garrett T.
Capps from The Lonesome Rose, the “oldest honky tonk on the St. Mary’s strip,” on
Saturday, May 9, from noon to midnight.


¡VIVA! will feature pre-recorded videos of special performances from local artists,
musicians, dancers, chefs, comedians, and writers, as well as virtual museum and
gallery tours from local tastemakers and curators, plus a few surprise special guests
performing live!


The telethon will be visible on multiple channels including
Facebook Live, YouTube, TPR.org, and other partner websites.
Proceeds raised during this livestream event will go to help fund
the Corona Arts Relief Program, which benefits individual artists
residing in Bexar County affected by COVID-19. With new
donations from this telethon and other private sponsors, Luminaria
Artist Foundation will reopen a second round for artist support.

 

¡VIVA! aims to give back to the creators and performers who make San Antonio city a
special place to live.
About Corona Arts Relief Program: To address the impact of COVID-19 on individual
artists, the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture and Luminaria Artist
Foundation launched the Corona Arts Relief Program, which provided the first round of
support for lost artist fees and professional development support for Bexar County
artists. With new donations from this telethon and other private sponsors, Luminaria
Artist Foundation will reopen a second round for artist support.

About Texas Public Radio: Texas Public Radio (TPR) operates seven non-
commercial radio stations. KPAC 88.3 FM and KSTX 89.1 FM broadcast to San Antonio
and South Central Texas, KTXI 90.1 FM, broadcasting to the West Central Hill Country,
KTPR 89.9 FM, broadcasting to Snyder and the Big Country, KVHL 91.7 FM,
broadcasting to the Highland Lakes region, KTPD 89.3 FM, broadcasting to Del Rio,
and KCTI 1450 AM, broadcasting to Gonzales area.


About Luminaria: Luminaria is a dynamic nonprofit arts organization dedicated to
producing and promoting the arts to the city of San Antonio by managing the annual
iconic Contemporary Arts Festival, the Luminaria Artist Foundation grants program, and
culturally driven creative placemaking.


About NOWCastSA: NOWCastSA is like public television on the Internet - a trusted
part of the civic fabric and the future of San Antonio, informing and engaging people
about public policy, health, the environment, education and culture. As a nonpartisan,
nonprofit online news organization, NOWCastSA has expanded access to information,
empowering more than 300,000 people to make smarter decisions for themselves.