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Briscoe Mixes Art, Food, Music, Dance And Drinks

The Briscoe Western Art Museum is inviting the public to their art-strewn courtyard. The party is called  Summer Sol Fest, and as for party places, the McNutt Courtyard off of the Briscoe is well-positioned.

“We now have several sculptures out there, it’s a beautiful space," said the Briscoe’s Jennifer Wijangco.

And it's not just beautiful; it's shady. Massive oaks cool the courtyard and the western art that’s positioned all through it.

“This is a great time to bring the public in in the evening with a band that’ll be playing, the Regency Jazz Band, playing salsa and Latin jazz music," Wijangco said.

This is happening Thursday night, July 24, and if you show up early they’re providing salsa dance classes so you’ll know what to do once George Prado and his band gets there.

“We’ll have the first floor of the pavilion open, so that if the heat gets too much to you, you can take a break, come inside," Wijangco explained. "We have food trucks that are going to be here, Cheesy Jane’s and Chela’s Tacos, so you can get some food out from some of the trucks, bring it inside and have a nice little dinner.”

How nice it would be if they just had margaritas.

“Oh, we will have margaritas!" Wijangco said with a laugh. "So we will have two bars set up in the courtyard because you can’t really have a summertime concert without beer and margaritas.”

As you may recall, the Briscoe Museum backs up to the River Walk across and just west of the Arneson River Theater. The old part of the museum is in the original San Antonio Public Library building, most recently known as the Hertzberg Circus Museum.

“Last year when we did this for the first time in June, we noticed a lot of people wondered in off the river," Wijangco said. "The admission is $5 for adults, $4 dollars for seniors, students and military, and then free for children 12 and under.”

Jack Morgan can be reached at jack@tpr.org and on Twitter at @JackMorganii