In partnership with Texas Public Radio, the Luminaria Artist Foundation, Nelco Media and the Lonesome Rose, NOWCastSA webcast ¡VIVA! a live telethon supporting the Arts & Artists of San Antonio on Saturday May 9, 2020. (Scroll down to watch the webcast on this page)
The ¡VIVA! pre-game livestream aired for three hours, starting 3 p.m. From 6 p.m. to midnight, Garrett T. Capps hosted the "streamathon" live from The Lonesome Rose on St. Mary’s St.
¡VIVA! featured 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 special guests each hour, including San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, who joined the livestream via Skype.
The event raised $5,365 for the The Corona Arts Relief Program, which assists individual artists residing in Bexar County affected by COVID-19. With new donations from this telethon and other private sponsors, Luminaria Artist Foundation opened a second round for artist support.