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Asian Festival

You can head west to tour cultural beauty in Kerrville. Learn more about Asia through music, dance and food. And then celebrate the Year of the Rat with a special float parade on the River Walk. Let’s get this party started! 


Lauren Terrazas | Texas Public Radio

The city has lost a major arts organization. In a statement on its website, Arts San Antonio said it ceased operations at midnight on Dec. 31, citing insolvency. 

The entity’s stated mission was to entertain, educate and enrich South Texans with a variety of music and dance performances, among other fields.

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Cinefestival, a San Antonio film tradition that embraces Latino culture, is back. 

Jack Morgan

The Treehouse at the Witte, that odd bus stop by the H-E-B on Broadway, and that great big gate at the Japanese Tea Garden. These are works of art that all look like wood, but aren't. These are the works of two men whose artistry far exceeds their fame. Those artists are Dionicio Rodriguez and Carlos Cortes.

Chris Castillo

Updated 5:50 p.m.  

One of the city's major art institutions has appointed a new director.

Riley Robinson has been named to the top position, but he’s hardly new to Artpace — his time there dates back nearly a quarter century.

 

 


Courtesy Vanessa Velazquez

Local nonprofit SA2020 recently released its 2017 impact report, tracking the city's progress in various cause areas to improve conditions within San Antonio communities. 


Department of Arts and Culture

From a food-centric Cinematic piece to a new arts exhibit to a chocolate festival, there's plenty to sink your teeth into this weekend.


Jack Morgan

A solar panel went up in downtown San Antonio on Friday, and it's one that's unlike any other.

"This is an excellent example of combining art and technology, art and science,” said Penny Boyer of the Land Heritage Institute, a 1,200-acre nature preserve that promotes land stewardship and renewable energy. “This is the world's first solar mural installation."

Jack Morgan

Although no new buildings have been completed recently, the San Antonio skyline has seen a dramatic change in recent weeks. 

Jack Morgan

Vacant for 30 years, downtown San Antonio's Alameda Theater may be reborn in the coming years, and, to some, the structure has a value that's hard to quantify in just dollars and cents. 


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