Highlighting San Antonio Culture!
San Antonians enjoy a wide variety of cultural attractions and entertainment. There are several community theatres, the Symphony Society of San Antonio, a number of museums, and dance companies. The city administers over 6535 acres involving 135 parks and 22 swimming pools. Fiesta, a week-long festival, occurs every April and was originally staged as a memorial to the heros of The Alamo. 3 parades are held during Fiesta week (starting on Apr 19th, 1999), as well as numerous festivals, art shows and other celebrations.
It is the mission of the San Antonio Museum of Art to educate by collecting, presenting and preserving the significant artistic achievements of the world's cultures from ancient times to the present, and through aesthetic and educational experiences develop a deeper understanding of human cultures, values, and traditions for visitors of all ages.
The San Antonio Museum of Art offers one-of-a-kind exhibits, poetry readings, concerts, storytelling, dance performances, lectures, family days, art workshops and more await visitors who hunger for art, thirst for knowledge and crave creative entertainment.
ArtPace | San Antonio serves as an advocate for contemporary art and as a catalyst for the creation of significant art projects. We seek to nurture emerging and established artists and to provide opportunities for inspiration, experimentation, and education. Our programs support the evolution of new ideas in contemporary art and cultivate diverse audiences while providing a forum for ongoing dialogue.
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts was founded in 1980 as a nonprofit, multidisciplinary organization for Chicano, Latino, and Indigenous peoples. Located in the heart of San Antonio's west side, the Guadalupe is currently the largest community-based, multidisciplinary organization in the United States. Through its public and educational programming, the Guadalupe presents and produces a season of events, exhibitions and festivals. The Guadalupe strives to preserve, develop, present, and promote the art and culture of the Chicano, Latino, and Indigenous peoples. The scope of the Guadalupe's programming is multi-disciplinary and varied within each of the following arts disciplines: dance, media arts, Xicano music, literature, theater arts, and visual arts.
The Majestic and Charline McCombs Empire Theatres are professionally managed by Arts Center Enterprises, Inc. The two beautifully restored stages host entertainment as varied as the San Antonio Symphony, the latest touring Broadway productions, and world-renowned concert artists.
Make your destination the Hill Country during the five designated "Wine Trails" throughout the year. Each winery will be hosting special events including tastings of newly released wines, wine and food pairings, seminars, demonstrations and tours. Enjoy Hill Country artists, musicians, crafters, chefs and entertainers of all kinds.