Our latest city-wide exhibit “Sebastian in San Antonio: 50+ Years / 20+ Sites / 100+ Works” features more than 100 sculptures and works of the famed Mexican artist. This limited time exhibit will be on display to May 2020 in more than 20 locations and even includes some of Sebastian's private collection. If you can’t get to all 20 locations and still want to see a nice collection of the work, check out this downloadable downtown walking tour.
Los Maestros and XicanX: New Visions
These two exhibits at Centro de Artes gallery (which is free and open daily) both focus on Chicano and Latino arts and culture.
On the first floor you’ll experience, “XicanX: New Visions” which features works by emerging artists exploring how Latinx artwork can be established across ideological borders; freely expressing a new wave of images and voices in a post-internet era. On the second floor is “Los Maestros: Early Explorers of Chicano Identity” which examines the San Antonio’s Chicano arts movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Learn more about Los Maestros and XicanX: New Visions.
Whether you are into poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama and more, spring is a great time to celebrate the literary arts in San Antonio. On March 31, 2020 we will announce the 2020 – 2022 Poet Laureate and then we dive right into National Poetry Month in April and the San Antonio Book Festival on April 4.
Festivals & Events
There’s a full line-of events, festivals and happenings this spring season. Check out our event calendar for regular updates and event details. Learn more about upcoming festivals and events.
Free & Affordable
Some museums and cultural center in San Antonio offer free nights or discount admission programs for military including the Witte Museum, Briscoe Museum of Western Art, DoSeum, San Antonio Museum of Art and Blue Start Contemporary Art, just to name a few.
The Downtown Tuesday program offers free parking at city-operated parking garages, parking lots and parking meters every Tuesday evening from 5 pm to 2 am.
Centro de Artes gallery, Culture Commons gallery, ArtPace, Galería Guadalupe, the San Antonio Art League & Museum, Southwest School of Art and are always free to the public. San Antonio | The Saga is a free world-class video art installation which projects light, color and visual narration onto the façade of San Fernando Cathedral- the oldest cathedral in the United States.
The City of San Antonio has more than 600 public artworks in its collection, including integrated murals, mosaics, stand-alone sculptures and historic bronzes.
Getting Around Made Easy
Easily dart around the central downtown area on VIA’s VIVA route. Stops include museums, cultural institutions and popular dining and shopping spots.