Though San Antonio is known as the Culinary Capital of Texas for our wonderful eats and accolades that include being one of only two U.S. cities designated a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, we’re also a city where you can immerse yourself in the arts and find history, world culture, and everything in between at every corner.
Every March, we celebrate Contemporary Art Month (CAM), where our local non-profit group creates a robust calendar that shines a spotlight on the local art community. All month long you can explore the best galleries, museums, performings arts, and events throughout San Antonio.
While you can take a look at the entire events calendar here, we wanted to share 10 happenings to get you started and inspire you to explore our art scenes during your visit (or staycation):
San Pedro Creek Culture Park Reception and Artist Talk | Sat., March 4 | 1-3 p.m. | Plaza de Fundacion, San Pedro Creek Cultural Park | Join us at San Pedro Creek Culture Park to celebrate Creek Lines with Bridge Projects Artists Stuart Allen and Cade Bradshaw.
Sonic Art | Photo by Chris Castillo
Sonic Art Performances | Sat., March 4 | Lake Elmendorf’s 19th Street Dam | 5 p.m. | Join Immersive creator Pamela Martinez Teletextile’s DAM! Series, a celebration of art, sound, and nature — RSVP required.
Aquí y Allá an Exhibition at Presa House Art Gallery | Sat., March 4 | 7-11 p.m. | Presa House Art Gallery, 725 S. Presa St. | Presa House hosts Nuestra Artist Collective's second curation in their Fronteriza project, Aquí y Allá. The exhibition features work by nine Texas-based women artists.
The Urban Collective’s Open Studio Night! | Thurs., March 9 | 5-9 p.m. | 7126 Eckhert Road | Enjoy a night of art and creativity, meet local artists, and make new friends... all while enjoying light appetizers and adult beverages.
Modern in San Antonio | Wanderlust Ironworks | Thurs., March 9 | 6-8 p.m. | 12125 Jones Maltsberger Road | Join Modern in San Antonio at Wanderlust Ironworks and learn how Autumn and Simon Saleh are helping to shape the public art landscape in San Antonio. Plus, view their new gallery space with featured artist, Adrienne Stine.
Celebration Circle Creative Confluence | Sat., March 11 | 3-6 p.m. | Confluence Park | All ages and abilities are encouraged to experience the inspiration of nature intertwined with music, poetry, dance, drumming, yoga, hands-on art activities, in the midst of the natural wonderland of the San Antonio River at Confluence Park in celebration of World Water Day 2023.
San Pedro Creek Culture Park
Community Paint Day at Mosiac Multiplex | Sat., March 18 | 1-3 p.m. | 146 North WW White Road | Join us for a Community Paint Day where you can meet San Pedro Creek Culture Park artists Tyson Davis and Jocelyn Van Taylor and help create a work of art.
CAM Day at UTSA School of Art | Sat., March 25 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | 1 UTSA Circle | Join faculty and students of the School of Art and create steamroller prints, giant cyanotype, and more.
Artists Collective Exhibition | Fri., March 24 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 523 Wickes Street | Explore a new exhibition featuring local artists.
Sonic Art Performances | Sat., March 25 | Roosevelt Flood Control Tunnel Outlet Park | 5:30 p.m. | Join Immersive creator Pamela Martinez Teletextile’s DAM! Series, a celebration of art, sound, and nature — RSVP required.