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Diana Kersey at her home studio.
Diana Kersey

A San Antonio artist will soon complete the biggest work she's ever undertaken. But the themes of life and nature Diana Kersey explores are bigger than any one project. Kersey started out life in Lubbock, and she said an earthy experience there early on stayed with her.


Greg Sweeney sits at his desk making personalized postcards.
Janet Sweeney

San Antonio Artist Gary Sweeney doesn't actually think he can save the U.S. Postal Service. But then again, that doesn't mean he can't try, right? He’s striking blows against the effort to threaten the postal service, one postcard at a time. 

A "For The Taking" box in Southtown.
Ethel Shipton

The coronavirus crisis recently inspired a San Antonio artist to build something practical to help any neighbors in need. 


Rafael Gonzales, Jr.

If you're having a hard time seeing anything remotely funny about the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve found something that might at least give you an unexpected smile or two. It comes from Rafael Gonzales, Jr., whose career work isn't terribly humorous.


Stock Show Western Art Committee

More than 2 million people go to San Antonio's Rodeo each year to watch bucking broncos, thrill to carnival rides and hear live music. But each year there's also a contest that quietly recognizes talents that don't require a saddle or throwing a lariat. It’s called the Student Western Art Contest.


"Señora Dolores Treviño" by Jesse Treviño
San Antonio Museum of Art

Jesse Treviño is one San Antonio's greatest artists. For decades, he's celebrated everyday life on the city's West Side with photorealistic paintings and murals. He found his calling early, and by age 18 he was studying in a premier New York City art school, training for a long and successful career. But the unexpected journey Treviño endured, from young artist to the celebrated status he enjoys today, was darker and more difficult than anyone could have imagined. 


Despite little national popularity, the genre of music known as the "West Side Sound" was a distinctly San Antonio and South-Central Texas cultural phenomenon.

Sweet, soulful sounds distilled from intercultural mash-ups in the 50s, 60s and 70s blended seemingly disparate genres such as rhythm and blues, early rock, conjunto, country, swamp pop, and more.

Installation view of Joey Fauerso's video Teardowns for her current exhibition Teardowns at Blue Star Contemporary.
Jacqueline Saragoza McGilvray. Image courtesy of Blue Star Contemporary.

Enjoy some unique flamenco dance. Create your own Christmas ornament. And journey back in time with The Matrix. Your weekend is here, and there is plenty to do.  


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Art of all kinds take center stage in the Alamo City this Weekend.


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 Local museums can provide an unforgettable experience for families and visitors year-round.


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