Category Archives: art

Fiesta Hats 2013

Fiesta Hats seem to get bigger and more creative every year. Following are pictures of hats that I took on Thursday evening at Fiesta Fiesta, the official grand opening ceremony of Fiesta 2013, in front of the Alamo. Updated on April 29 to add pictures of Fiesta hats I saw at NIOSA. For more pictures of Fiesta hats please check out my blogs from previous years here and here.

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Luminaria 2013

Luminaria is one of my favorite San Antonio festivals and I looked forward to going each year.  Luminaria 2013 was an entertaining and inspiring celebration of lights, music, poetry, dance, bicycles, cars and food.  Next year I need to develop a better strategy for walking around so I can see more of the performers. Some of the artists I especially enjoyed were the Jazz Poets of San Antonio, the Austin Bike Zoo and the light show on the big stone head (not sure what the official name of that statue is). Thanks to Mark and Denise McGrath and Peter Ray for providing me with the following pictures (I forgot to take my camera).

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San Anto Mural Bike Tour

Last Saturday San Anto Cultural Arts and theMcNay teamed up to sponsor a free biking tour of outdoor murals in San Antonio’s westside neighborhood.  About 70 riders met at the San Anto offices and biked to six different murals.  John Medina, Community Mural/Public Art Program Manager for San Anto, led the tour and explained the meaning and artistic techniques for each mural.  Following are pictures of the murals we saw on the tour:

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Chalk It Up 2012

The 9th annual Chalk It Up was held on October 13, 2012 on Houston Street in downtown San Antonio.  Artpace San Antonio organized the free event.  Several blocks of  Houston Street were closed to traffic so that school groups, organizations, professional artists and festival attendees could create chalk art on the sidewalks and street.  Activities also included live music, food booths and hands-on activities.  Festival goers included many children and their families.   Here are pictures of some of the art that was created during the festival.

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Luminaria 2012

Following are some pictures from Luminaria, the San Antonio arts festival held in HemisFair Park on May 5:

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San Antonio Fiesta 2012: First Weekend

Downtown public library display of Fiesta posters

Fiesta Arts Fair

Fiesta Arts Fair

Fiesta Arts Fair

Cadence Clog Dancers at The Best Little Hoedown in Texas


Program from the San Antonio Symphony Pops Fiesta concert which featured Juan Cabrera on harp (YouTube video below)