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07
2015

Department for Culture & Creative Development Kicks Off Season of Exciting Events With Inaugural Mission Marquee Market on April 11

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Contact: Javier A. Flores, Department for Culture & Creative Development
210-207-6960, javier.flores@sanantonio.gov


Department for Culture & Creative Development Kicks Off Season of Exciting Events 

With Inaugural Mission Marquee Market on April 11 

SAN ANTONIO (April 8, 2015) – Get ready, San Antonio, for an unforgettable season at Mission Marquee Plaza! The City of San Antonio’s Department for Culture & Creative Development (DCCD) kicks off a spring/summer season of exciting events for the entire family with the inaugural Mission Marquee Market, taking place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This event is free to attend and open to the public. 

 

The Mission Marquee Market, hosted by local chef Chuck Hernandez and Mercado O’liva, will feature local organic produce, chef-created items, handmade local arts and wares, healthy living information and more! The first 100 patrons will receive a free tree, provided by the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. In addition to offerings by Mercado O’liva, the inaugural market will include participation by local Southside businesses including Rudy’s Seafood, Creative Art Works, La Casita de Colores and others. Midtown Jazz Sound also will perform at this inaugural event. 

 

“It has been a joy to bring this Southside landmark back to life for all of our community,” said District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran, who will be in attendance at the inaugural Mission Marquee Market. “We started the programming last year and I am committed to making this available for future generations.” 

 

Beginning in May, the community can enjoy the Mission Marquee Market every second and fourth Saturday of the month. Each market will include food items, locally-made art works and wares, as well as information and resources for the community. 

This spring and summer, Mission Marquee Plaza will host an outdoor movie screening series, Mission Marquee Movies, which begins on Saturday, May 9, 2015 with a screening of “Book of Life.” The plaza will also present “Viva Poesía! Música y Cultura” on Saturday, June 13, 2015 featuring poetry, live music, interactive workshops and more. 

 

Mission Marquee Plaza was acquired by the City of San Antonio in 2007, and has gone through several renovations that include a mural re-creation project that was completed by DCCD in 2013. Since then, DCCD has coordinated several popular events at this historic venue for the entire community. 

 

For more information on Mission Marquee Plaza, visit www.getcreativesanantonio.com. 

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