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Department of arts & culture news Releases

2015 Diez y Seis de Septiembre Calendar of Events Now Available

Posted by Javier Flores (Arts)

The City of San Antonio Department for Culture & Creative Development and the City’s Diez y Seis de Septiembre Commission announce the 2015 Diez y Seis de Septiembre Events Calendar is now available at all San Antonio Public Library branch locations throughout the city. Residents are encouraged to stop by their nearest branch library and pick up a complimentary copy.  [Read More...]

Categories: Special Events  

New Public Art on San Antonio's Historic Eastside

Posted by Javier Flores (Arts)

On July 29, 2015 District 2 Councilman Alan E. Warrick, II and the City of San Antonio Department for Culture & Creative Development officially unveiled a new public artwork recently installed at Pittman-Sullivan Park. The 32-foot tall original sculpture, entitled “Open Hand, Open Mind, Open Heart” consists of perforated steel and metal tubing depicting an open hand with two internal 5-foot diameter openings, and is orientated toward a view of downtown San Antonio.  [Read More...]

Categories: Public Art  

Art-based Community Development Investment for San Antonio

Posted by Benjamin Zaragoza (DCCD)

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced 69 Our Town awards totaling almost $5 million through the Our Town program's fifth year of funding. The City of San Antonio Department for Culture & Creative Development (DCCD) is one of those recommended organizations and will receive $100,000 for the EastPoint Promise Zone Artist Residencies Project. The NEA received 275 applications for Our Town this year and will make grants ranging from $25,000 to $200,000. [Read More...]

Tags: Arts-based Community Development  
Categories: Arts Funding  

Department for Culture & Creative Development Celebrates Summer with Free Events and Activities in July

Posted by Benjamin Zaragoza (DCCD)

Summer is in full swing and the City of San Antonio's Department for Culture & Creative Development will host several events throughout the month of July at La Villita Historic Arts Village, Historic Market Square, and Mission Marquee Plaza. These events are free and open to the public, so residents are encouraged to mark their calendars and make plans to attend. [Read More...]

Tags: Free Events and Activities   Historic Market Square   La Villita   Mission Marquee Plaza   summer  
Categories: Special Events  

Mission Marquee Plaza hosts ‘VIVA Poesía, Música y Cultura,’ a celebration of poetry, music and more performed by local talent

Posted by Benjamin Zaragoza (DCCD)

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Tags: Musica y Cultura   poetry and music   VIVA Poesia  
Categories: Special Events  


Department for Culture & Creative Development Hosts Inaugural ‘SA Family Pride Fair’ in Celebration of LGBTQ Pride

Posted by Benjamin Zaragoza (DCCD)

Tomorrow, the City of San Antonio’s Department for Culture & Creative Development will host the inaugural SA Family Pride Fair – a celebration in commemoration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month in June. The SA Family Pride Fair on Saturday, June 6, 2015 is a free, family-friendly event that will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn about LGBTQ programs and resources available to the community. [Read More...]

Tags: Celebration of LGBTQ   SA Family Pride Fair  
Categories: Market Square   Special Events  

With support from H-E-B, City of San Antonio announces partnership for inaugural Student Film Festival and Family Film Series

Posted by Benjamin Zaragoza (DCCD)

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Tags: Family Film Series   HEB   Student Film Festival  
Categories: Special Events  


Department for Culture & Creative Development Kicks Off Season of Exciting Events With Inaugural Mission Marquee Market on April 11

Posted by Benjamin Zaragoza (DCCD)

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Tags:    DCCD   Mission Marquee Plaza  
Categories: Special Events  

San Antonio Celebrates National Poetry Month in April

Posted by Benjamin Zaragoza (DCCD)

April is National Poetry Month and the city of San Antonio and San Antonio Poet Laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero invite the entire community to attend events at various locations throughout the city in commemoration of this special month. [Read More...]

Tags:    DCCD   National Poetry Month   San Antonio  
Categories: Special Events  

MovieMaker Magazine Names San Antonio one of the ‘Top 10 Large Cities to Live and Work as a Moviemaker’

Posted by Benjamin Zaragoza (DCCD)

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Friday, September 22, 2017