See some of the most provocative art in the city and meet the working artists who produce it. Each art walk is in a different neighborhood, so it's a great chance to explore areas throughout the city. Galleries and shops stay open late and all sorts of spontaneous creativity—dancing, costumes, music, food—erupts.
First Thursdays (Bi monthly) In The King William Cultural Arts District, Near Downtown
On the first Thursday of every other month, celebrate the opening of an artist’s show at the King William Association headquarters, 1032 S. Alamo Street. A sidewalk art sale takes place and nearby galleries and restaurants invite you to stop in. Event begins at 6:00 PM and is free and open to the public.
South Alamo Street (near South Presa Street) is the starting point for the First Friday festivities featuring art, crafts, live music and food over many blocks. The event includes studios and galleries in the King William Historic District and the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum. Most are open from 6:00 to 10:00 PM.
This monthly event sponsored by the Tobin Hill Arts Alliance begins at the intersection of E. Dewey Place, N. St. Mary’s Street and Josephine Street. Art and sculpture are on display in area studios and galleries from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.
Art galleries and performance spaces near the intersection of South Flores Street and Lone Star Blvd. beckon you to visit on the second Saturday of the month. Experience live music, dramatic performances, film screenings and art ranging from traditional to contemporary.
Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, Texas, the Majestic Theatre was built in 1929 and was designed in a Spanish Mediterranean style by John Eberson for Karl Hoblitzelle's Interstate Theatres.
The Majestic Theatre is an example of Arts Center Enterprises ability to work within public, private partnerships — in this case the City of San Antonio as owner of the theatre, and Las Casas Foundation, a local non-profit organization, in a successful effort to turn the historic movie theatre into a landmark, modern performing arts facility. During the 1980s and 90s, $9 million renovation and stage expansion costs were raised by Las Casas Foundation, with substantial investments from the City of San Antonio, ACE and local philanthropies.
The 2,264 seat Majestic Theatre is a National Historic Landmark, and is currently home to the Broadway in San Antonio series, along with a wide variety of concerts and performing arts attractions. The Majestic Theatre has operated under Arts Center Enterprises’ management on a self-sustaining basis since 1989.
Situated along the banks of the River in the city’s heart, the historic Municipal Auditorium, with its original facade preserved, has been transformed into a world-class venue. This theatrical icon is once again the pride of the River and a shining beacon of creativity, fine art and downtown development. There is no better place — anywhere — to see and hear a live performance.
The Tobin Center features a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose 1,738-seat (2,100-seat with flat-floor configuration) performance hall, a 295-seat studio theater, and an outdoor performance plaza connected to the River Walk with a permanent 30 FT video wall and water taxi portal.
Artpace was founded by artist, collector, and businesswoman Linda Pace (1945-2007) in 1993 and opened to the public in 1995. Pace conceived of Artpace as a laboratory of dreams, providing artists from all over the world with an environment that would encourage experimentation and growth. Artpace nurtures the freedom to dream. We support the creative process and engage audiences with the most innovative art and artists from around the world.
SAN ANTONIO SYMPHONY
WITTE MUSEUM SOUTHTOWN
MCNAY ART MUSEUM