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What is Ask Your Relative?

Ask Your Relative is a team of educators, public health professionals, and caring adults supporting Native Youth through our Q&A service.

Here, Native you(th) are able to ask us questions on a variety of topics ranging from how to flat stitch to snagging.

We do our best to answer – as your relatives, we recognize the ways identity, culture, and community influence our lives and our health.

You've got questions, we've got answers!

We’ve got celebrity guests! What have you been dying to ask?

Ask Your Relative is excited to be joined by some special celebrity guest relatives, including actors Dallas Goldtooth (Reservation Dogs, Rutherford Falls), Ryan Begay (Breaking Bad, Dark Winds), musician Quinn Christopher, seamstress Nikki Corbett, and more!

Click here to submit your question for a guest relative or the form below to submit a question for the Ask Your Relative team!

Free

Updated within the last 1 month.

?The Boerne Concert Band is a non-profit organization providing a venue for local musicians to present popular music in concert for family-oriented audiences to enjoy.

If you want to join, please email our music director, Larry Schmidt.

Please email us for information on upcoming events or check out our Facebook page.

Larry Schmidt Send email
Updated within the last 2 months.

Russell Hill Rogers Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral merge the historic architecture of the nation's oldest continuously operating Catholic sanctuary with enchanting music of some of the finest, award-winning artists from around the globe.

Click here for Program Book and more information.

Free and open to the public.

Select Sundays: 7:00 PM
Anya Grokhovski, DMA
(210) 464-1534 x: 1
Julya Jara, CFRE
Updated within the last 2 months.
0.12 miles away, PO Box 39331, San Antonio, TX, 78218 , D2

San Antonio's Film and Entertainment and Media industry is currently growing at a rapid pace. The Arrows in Motion Project is a weekly program that has been created to develop, train, and prepare young adults to follow their passions into the entertainment industry.  By providing performances and resume-building oppotunities that align with our mission of encouraging creative dreamers to become authentic artist A.I.M. promotes community education and training, which, in part, prepares the participants for productive employment that meets the new professional needs of the city.

Most ages accepted. Call for more information.

Deanna Brown Send email
(210) 842-1839
Updated within the last year

The Alamo Street Choir offers a musical outlet for the homeless, the marginalized, and anyone interested in singing!

Our voices of hope and wisdom will bring the community to a higher level of beauty through the art of singing.

The choir is a joint program between the SA Chamber Choir and Corazon San Antonio.

Free.

Wednesday: 5:00 PM (In the Sanctuary)
Tracy Bjella Powers Send email
Updated within the last 4 months.

Our Mission is to collect, preserve and share the cultural heritage of African Americans in the San Antonio region. 

Our Vision is to be the leading model for community archives and museums in the world.

We are open 7 days a week! Come visit us today!

Hours
Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Deborah Omowale Jarmon Send email
Heather Williams Send email
Updated within the last week

San Antonio has a rich history of telling our stories and sharing our culture. Art Everywhere celebrates art and artists by incorporating this art into the public realm. It adds vibrancy and a more global quality of life, promotes the creative economy, and acts as a magnet for businesses, residents, visitors, and foot traffic.

Art Everywhere makes downtown beautiful and playful – but now has even greater depth; it puts local artists (small-business people) back to work and lends downtown businesses a bit of coolness.

Click here to explore the art downtown and learn how you can take a self-guided tour!

If you are interested in supporting the Art Everywhere Project or have questions, please contact Andrea ‘Andi’ Rodriguez at [email protected]

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Andi Rodriguez Send email
Updated within the last year

San Antonio’s culture and diversity inspire a wealth of exciting activations and happenings.

Click here to find out how you can connect with San Antonio's rich, diverse culture.

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Matt Brown Send email
Priscilla Lopez Send email
Updated within the last year

An Urban Oasis.

Peacock Alley is a privately owned alley temporarily managed by Centro San Antonio, the nonprofit with a mission to make Downtown more welcoming, beautiful, playful and prosperous. 

This past summer we hosted a series of community events including movie nights, performances and markets leading to a total of 36 activations, 60 vendors, 24 performances, and over 8,000 attendees. 

Click here for the latest updates on upcoming events on Peacock Alley.

Updated within the last year

Come and enjoy quality time with their family and friends in the great outdoors. Pack a picnic lunch, take a walk, enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, scenery, and de-stress.

Studies show people who spend time in parks will be sick less often, which means less time missed from school and work,  lower healthcare costs, and better overall health.

Alcohol is prohibited. Amenities are first come, first serve.

Amenities:

  • Bike Rack
  • Pavilion/Gazebo
  • Public Art Display

The City of San Antonio no longer accepts reservations for Alamo Plaza.

Sunday - Saturday: sunrise to sunset
Updated within the last year

Artpace San Antonio is a nonprofit residency program which supports regional, national, and international artists in the creation of new art. As a catalyst for artistic expression, we engage local communities with global art practices and experiences.

Click here for the current exhibitions.

Click here for the latest events.

Free parking is available at 513 N Flores

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Riley Robinson
Updated within the last 1 month.

Our performance ensembles are the cornerstone of our organization. These choirs consist of boys and girls ages 9+ and provide a comprehensive and challenging curriculum of performance-based instruction that ranges from the basics of vocal technique to music literacy and history, all accomplished using a wide and balanced repertoire.

Visit the site to see age groups, eligibility and rehearsal times and location. 

If interested, please sign an Interest form

Ages 15-18.
The pinnacle treble-voice ensemble for experienced singers.

Tuition: $725.00

$100 Registration fee
Register online.

Encore | Grades 9-12 Pinnacle treble-voice ensemble for experienced singers. Director: Dr. Carolyn Cruse Rehearsals: Mondays 6:45-9:00 pm Location: Alamo Heights United Methodist | 825 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209
Updated within the last month

Our ensemble of professional-caliber singers, originating from San Antonio and the surrounding areas, is really what sets our choir apart from the several great musical groups the city has to offer. Many of our singers are professional performers or music educators right here in San Antonio!

Under the direction of Artistic Director, Rick Bjella, these singers apply their musicianship and diverse experiences to elevate the choir to new heights of musical excellence.

Click here to view the concert schedule.

Interested in singing with the San Antonio Chamber Choir?

We are always eager to discover choral talent and encourage you to audition! Click here for more information.

Rick Bjella
(210) 223-8624
Roland Barrera Send email
Updated within the last 4 months.

Welcome to Hemisfair—it’s home, no matter where you’re from.

With one complete public park and two more on the way, Hemisfair has something for everyone.

Navigating to the Hemisfair District is easy!

Have a question about Hemisfair? 

Hemisfair is an inclusive place for everyone to enjoy.

Click here to Book Your Event

Open Daily 5:00 AM – Midnight
Updated within the last 5 months.

The San Antonio Fire Museum is, as many visitors say, one of San Antonio’s hidden gems. What began as a dream of five firefighters assigned together at old #19's station in 1997, has become one of the most notable Fire Museums in the country. Today, the Museum is located at San Antonio’s original Central Fire Headquarters at 801 E Houston St next door to the world-famous Alamo.

Click here to reserve a day and time. For groups, everyone has to be present for time of reservation to gain entrance. If 20 minutes late, must pay their own. 

Admission:

  • Adults: $10.00
  • Seniors (60+): $6.00
  • Children (3 -12): $4.00
  • Children under 3: Free
  • Military (is active, in uniform, and must show ID): Free
  • SAFD (is active,in uniform, and must show ID): Free
  • All Scheduled Groups of 10 - 25:  $2 each
  • Group Tours are available for $4.00 per person (maximum of 25 per group). Pre-schedule at least TWO WEEKS in advance. For more questions, click here to send an email. 
  • 1st Tuesday: Free for all ages
Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 2 months.

The Advanced Learning Academy (ALA) at Fox Tech is a 4th - 12th Grade campus in the San Antonio Independent School District.

By using the broader community as its classroom, ALA leads in transforming the education model. Teachers collaborate to create a personalized learning experience for all students and foster a passion for exploration, deep thinking, problem-solving, and creative design. Authentic learning experiences provide all students with cutting-edge learning skills that prepare them for all futures they envision for themselves.

ALA is built around four commitments in service of its bold vision for a transformative educational model:

  • deep learning
  • individuality
  • flexible design
  • connection

 

ALA Fox Tech campus is open to students in 4th - 12th Grade. If there are fewer applications than seats available, no lottery is conducted and all students are accepted.  If there are more applications than available seats, a lottery is conducted, offers are made for the number of seats available, and the remaining students are waitlisted.  

ALA employs design thinking as a major pillar of its educational philosophy, which uses empathy to understand the needs of real people and understands that problems seldom have one perfect solution.

ALA offers college prep opportunities like AP and dual-credit courses, and extracurricular programs like newspaper, gardening, and art.

To learn more, sign up here for one of our information sessions; Tour the school and meet the staff and current students. 

ALA at Fox Tech partners with San Antonio ISD. To apply, please click here for their online enrollment system.

Advanced Learning Academy is a Tuition Free, Public School that accepts students from across the Greater San Antonio Region.

Regular Bell Schedule
Kathy Bieser
(210) 738-9763
Updated within the last 5 months.
0.54 miles away, 600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX, 78205 , D1
Notice

San Antonio Public Library locations have resumed normal service every day of the week.

  • Contact-Free Pickup and free outdoor WiFi remain available.
  • Click here for hours and other details.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available outside of 28 of its 30 locations daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 PM to serve those who do not have reliable broadband internet access at home. (The two exceptions are the Pruitt Branch Library and Briscoe Portal at the Briscoe Western Art Museum.)
  • Texana/Genealogy services are still available only by phone, email, or through Ask MySAPL.

This branch is undergoing renovations. Please verify services and hours before visiting.

Since 1995, the Texana/Genealogy Department has been located on the sixth floor of the Central Library at 600 Soledad Street downtown. The department occupies approximately 10,000 square feet. Within the Department are:

  • approximately 60,000 microforms
  • 75,000 books 
  • 110 drawers of archival files 
  • 11 map cabinets 
  • 300 cubic feet of archival collections.

Texana/Genealogy services are available by appointment, please call 210-207-2500, email, or through Ask MySAPL.

Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Heather Ferguson
(210) 207-2559
Updated within the last 4 months.

The San Antonio River Foundation’s mission is to enhance the San Antonio River Basin as a vibrant cultural, educational, ecological, and recreational experience.

Click here to view all the places to find art along the SA River.

Click here to explore the mission reach.

Click here to explore the museum reach.

Click here for the latest updates and events.

Frates Seeligson Send email
Sara Ramirez Send email
Updated within the last month

Advanced Learning Academy (ALA) lifts the ceiling on learning for all members of the educational community. ALA provides 21st-century opportunities within a caring and open community and fosters a depth of thinking, problem-solving, creative design, and real-world applications. Students develop deep content knowledge and cutting-edge learning skills to prepare them for any and all futures they can envision.

The curriculum at ALA relies heavily on Project-Based Learning, which is an approach to education that emphasizes learning through creating. Projects aren’t just replacements for tests, they’re real-world creations that start their development at the very beginning of a new unit of content.  

ALA is built around four commitments in service of its bold vision for a transformative educational model:

  • deep learning
  • individuality
  • flexible design
  • connection

ALA is open to students in Pre-K to 3rd Grade. If there are fewer applications than seats available, no lottery is conducted and all students are accepted.  If there are more applications than available seats, a lottery is conducted, offers are made for the number of seats available, and the remaining students are waitlisted.  

ALA at Euclid (PK-3) Information Sessions: 
Students and parents are invited to attend an information session after school on select Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 PM. Once you submit this form, your registration for your selected date and time is confirmed. 

As a professional development school for Trinity University, the education faculty at the college help facilitate the curriculum design.

ALA uses the RULER approach to teaching social and emotional learning that was created by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

ALA at Euclid partners with San Antonio ISD. To apply, please click here for their online enrollment system.

Advanced Learning Academy is a tuition-free, public school that accepts students from across the Greater San Antonio Region.

Regular Bell Schedule
Kathy Bieser
(210) 738-9760
Updated within the last 5 months.

San Antonio Sports hosts bi-weekly Motivation Monday Facebook live interviews with influencers and elite athletes who share how they are staying active and healthy during this unprecedented time.

We talk about the relationship between physical activity and mental health, how they stay motivated and silver linings from the past few months. Follow us on Facebook so you don’t miss it!

Monday: 5:30 PM
Updated within the last year
1.06 miles away, 127 Lewis St, San Antonio, TX, 78212 , D1

Founded in 2002, Alamo City Community Marching Band is the original San Antonio marching band, composed of adult volunteers from all walks of life, who are dedicated to using their musical talents to bring joy and happiness to all.

To join, no tryouts are necessary.

ACCMB rehearses every Monday night from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the VFW Post, located at 3202 Ackerman Road, Kirby, TX.
Visitors are very welcome!

Hours
Monday: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last year

The San Antonio Museum of Art enriches lives through exceptional experiences with art. Its mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret significant works of art representing a broad range of history and world cultures to strengthen our shared understanding of humanity.

Come curious; leave inspired.

Bexar County Residents Free General Admission Hours:

  • Tuesday, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, generously funded by H-E-B.
  • Sunday, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, generously funded by the Mays Family Foundation. 
  • Adults: $20
  • Seniors (65+): $17
  • Military: $12
  • Students: $12
  • Youth (13 to 18): $10
  • Children (12 & under): FREE

Click here for more information.

Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thanksgiving (Closed) Christmas Eve (Open From 10 AM to 3 PM) Christmas Day (Closed) New Year's Eve (Open From 10 AM to 3 PM) New Year's Day (Closed) Easter Sunday (Closed) Battle of Flowers (April 26, 2024, Closed) Fiesta Flambeau Parade (April 27, 2024, Open From 10 AM to 3 PM) Independence Day (Closed)
Updated within the last 2 months.

Our service-enriched communities offer Community Learning Centers that host youth programs focused on teaching self-discovery, individual growth, creative versatility, and qualities of leadership.

Youth programs and services include, but are not limited to:

  • After-School Program
  • Scholastic Tutoring
  • Homework Assistance
  • Youth Mentoring
  • Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts
  • Computer Literacy
  • National/Industry-Sponsored Art Competitions
  • Skills and Recreational Hobby Groups
  • Exposure to Educational Institutions and Opportunities
  • Arts and Crafts Education
  • Annual Youth Summer Camp
  • Educational Field Trips
  • Organized Community Youth Sports Groups

This program is for youth residents of Champion Homes at Vista Verde Apartments.

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 2 months.

ALAS, SAY Sí’s theatre program, provides students interested in the performing arts with opportunities to develop their skills in acting, directing, playwriting, technical theatre and stage management. Committed to the creation of new and original performance work by, for, and about San Antonio youth, ALAS challenges students to draw from their own experiences, observations, and insights to produce theatre of relevance to their lives and their communities.

ALAS operates as a collaborative ensemble known as the ALAS Youth Theatre Company. In the company, every student’s talent is valued and essential. Students have ownership over their theatrical work, and a voice in the artistic, technical, and creative decisions involved in every aspect of the production process.

Emphasizing leadership skills and civic engagement, ALAS aims to empower youth to create work that addresses community needs and concerns, challenges prejudices and social injustice, and celebrates diversity and difference.

This program is for students in grades 6-11. 

Student Requirements:

  • Parental/guardian permission
  • Reliable transportation to and from SAY Sí
  • A minimum C average in school
  • Commitment to attending the program weekly
  • Commitment to attending the program year-round
  • Commitment to completing all SAY Sí projects in a timely manner while acting as a positive influence in the studios
  • Current enrollment in middle school or high school (public, private, or home school)

How to Apply:

  • Read ALL SAY Sí Student Requirements above
  • Read SAY Sí Program Descriptions. High school applicants will choose one program to potentially join. Middle School WAM Applicants can indicate their top two choices, but acceptance into those options will be based on availability.
  • Visit our application page and fill out the SAY Sí Application Form. All applications must be submitted digitally.
  • SAY Sí staff will review all applicants and contact eligible candidates to schedule an in-person interview.
  • Students will be notified of the decision via email and letter after interviews have been completed and all applicants have been reviewed.
  • After your interview, acceptance or deferral letters will be sent by mail.
  • All accepted students and parents will be contacted to attend a MANDATORY new student/parent orientation in order to officially join SAY Sí.
  • Click here to apply

Free

After School Schedule: High School Studios: Mondays and Tuesdays, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM Middle School Studios: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:30PM – 7:00 PM Summer Hours: High School Studios: Mondays and Tuesdays, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Middle School Studios: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:30PM – 6:00 PM
Amalia Ortiz
(210) 201-4950
Updated within the last year

Our service-enriched communities offer Community Learning Centers that host youth programs focused on teaching self-discovery, individual growth, creative versatility, and qualities of leadership.

Youth programs and services include, but are not limited to:

  • After-School Program
  • Scholastic Tutoring
  • Homework Assistance
  • Youth Mentoring
  • Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts
  • Computer Literacy
  • National/Industry-Sponsored Art Competitions
  • Skills and Recreational Hobby Groups
  • Exposure to Educational Institutions and Opportunities
  • Arts and Crafts Education
  • Annual Youth Summer Camp
  • Educational Field Trips
  • Organized Community Youth Sports Groups

This program is for youth residents of Terraces at Haven for Hope.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 2 months.

Accordian Lessons - This unique program offers students professional instruction on the 3-row button accordion.

Bajo Sexto Lessons - This unique program offers students professional instruction on the Mexican 12-string guitar.

As a non-profit organization, the Conjunto Heritage Taller offers low cost, and sometimes free lessons, to make this opportunity accessible to anyone who has an interest in learning.

Due to Covid-19, all in-person lessons have been postponed. All lessons are taught on Zoom.

Click here for more information and registration.

Hours
Monday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Adela Flores, MA, MPA Send email
Valeria Alderete Send email
Updated within the last year

The Conjunto Heritage Taller recognizes the positive impact of music on our aging community and we foster “creative aging”, by providing music programming that supports and enriches adults across the aging spectrum! Annually, with the support of the Texas Commission on the Arts, we hold at least two free senior programs consisting of 8-week long introductory accordion classes, held at different San Antonio senior centers, taught by one of our master accordion instructors.

Primary outcomes of our senior programs can be seen among our students, who develop an understanding of the accordion or bajo sexto and eventually perform in the senior recital. We have observed that students gain self-confidence and pride when they master tunes they have worked hard to learn, and when they go on stage and receive a positive audience response.

Students participating in our senior programs exhibit positive results with added benefits of warding off depression and loneliness. CHT senior programs are facilitated in predominantly low-income, inner-city senior centers with the goal of positively serving our communities through creative aging!

Seniors Only.

Click here for more information.

Hours
Monday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: 10:30 AM - 2:20 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Adela Flores, MA, MPA Send email
(210) 212-8560
Valeria Alderete Send email
Updated within the last year

Each year countless organizations and groups in San Antonio pay tribute to the deceased in observance of Dia de los Muertos. At Esperanza our Dia de los Muertos celebration occurs every year on November 1st at the Rinconcito de Esperanza (816 S. Colorado).

Each year in addition to the Dia de los Muertos celebration, the Esperanza presents Day of the Dead workshops and activities for community members to learn the various aspects of the holiday. The Esperanza aims to train other community members on how to make ofrendas/altares, paper flower, and sugar skulls -all of which are vital pieces of the Day of the Dead celebration. Workshops are open to all ages. Supplies are provided to participants.

Guests are invited to join the San Fernando cemetery tours covering one of the oldest cemeteries in San Antonio with a history dating back to the mid-1800s. Visitors can also stroll through the streets of Guadalupe as we unveil new photobanners as part of our En Aquellos Tiempos Oral History project.

Click here for the latest Dia de los Muertos events.

Every November 1st.
Graciela Sanchez Send email
(210) 228-0201
Updated within the last 4 months.

Started in 1995 and operating out of a house in San Antonio’s Westside, the MujerArtes Women’s Clay Cooperative has been among Esperanza’s groundbreaking programs for 24 years. MujerArtes draws thousands of visitors to their exhibits and studio each year, holding exhibits at the studio, Esperanza gallery and community venues including art fairs, schools, and libraries throughout the city year round. Annual exhibits include Peace Market, Mother’s Day, Día de la Virgen, Dia de los Muertos, and others.

At the MujerArtes studio the women, with the guidance of experienced ceramicists, shape the clay into historic snapshots of their lives as workers, heads of households and marginalized women in a country where they have always had to struggle. International artists/cooperatives Irene Aguilar, Enedina Vasquez, Taller Leñateros and Domitila Dominguez are invited for annual cultural exchanges.Through cooperative efforts, the women create an environment where each woman is a teacher and student by way of their creativity and cultural experiences.

For 24 years, our women’s clay cooperative has facilitated the cultural grounding of low-income women in San Antonio’s Westside through clay workshops 5 days a week and over 5 exhibits annually. We have witnessed the growth of women, many of whom have never received formal artistic training, resulting in a diverse group of talented and accomplished artists. Read more about our current group of MujerArtes women.

Click here for the latest upcoming MujerArtes Clay Cooperative Events.

MujerArtes Studio Send email
(903) 600-1066
Updated within the last 4 months.

The Museo del Westside is dedicated to preserving and presenting the unique history, heritage, culture, pride, work ethic, and diverse experiences of la gente del Westside to increase understanding and appreciation by building and strengthening knowledge of the Westside to create a more vibrant future for our community.

The Museo will collect, conserve, research, communicate, and exhibit the tangible and intangible heritage of the historic Westside. As a community participatory museum, the museum will invite the community to participate in developing the museum’s exhibits and programs.

This structure began with the southern wooden half of the building, which dates to the 1930s. Originally a residence, around 1950, it became the M & E Grocery Store operated by Manuel and Elida Reyes. About 1959, Mr. Reyes added the concrete block addition where he operated Ruben’s Ice House, a longtime community gathering space that closed in 1987. Twenty years later, Esperanza acquired Ruben’s Ice House with the support of the Reyes children.

If you would like to help support the Museo del Westside, please contact [email protected] or call 210-228-0201.

Graciela Sanchez
Updated within the last 2 months.

The Paseo por el Westside is a historic and cultural preservation community gathering on the Westside of San Antonio. The event takes places usually the first weekend in May as part of Preservation Month. Each year, community comes together at the Rinconcito de Esperanza (Little Corner of Hope), located at 816 S. Colorado St., to celebrate culture, history, and conviviencia (conviviality).

The event fuses storytelling, music, education, film, and history in one jam-packed day. Workshops with Jacinto Madrigal and his medicinal plants, Introduction to chilis as well as Enrique Sanchez’s informative plática on Pan Dulce always bring in the curious crowd. Other workshops have also included how to wash using a washbin, flour tortilla making and how to do genealogical research with local resources such as the Texana/ Genealogy Department at the San Antonio Central Public Library. Alongside these pláticas and throughout the day, beloved and old-time children’s games such as zancos (stilts), trompos (wooden spinning tops) and canicas (marbles) are available for children and adults alike.

During the Paseo, guests are encouraged to join one of the three Westside walking tours as Westside Preservation Alliance members guide guests around this neighborhood to learn about its historic, cultural and architectural significance. Walking tour stops include Guadalupe Church, the White Star Building, Casa Maldonado, the Guadalupe Theater, Fite Alley Shotguns, MujerArtes Studio, and the Historic San Fernando #1 Cemetery.

Click here for the latest upcoming Paseo por el Westside events.

1st Weekend in May
Graciela Sanchez Send email
(210) 228-0201
Updated within the last 4 months.

Civic Engagement/Base Building: We seek to educate, facilitate, and help others understand the community engagement process through a variety of outreach efforts. Read more.

Restoritive Justice and Healing: We work to create equitable environments of support and care for students and youth who have been directly impacted by systemic racism and the inequities surrounding underserved communities. Read more.

Youth Leadership Development: AIT-SCM's YLD initiative consists of four interactive elements which include Education, Mentoring, Health and Wellness, and Advocacy/Skill-Building groups. Read more.

Tribal and Urban Native Equity: Our goal is not to just see Native American culture preserved, but honored, embraced, and thriving in Bexar County and surrounding areas. Read more.

Warrior Roots Community Organizing Training Camp: The camp's goal is to raise consciousness and develop the collective leadership skills of People's Movements in south Texas with the vision of building a sustainable network of communities capable of mobilizing to protect and defend ourselves accordingly. Read more.

Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation Advocacy: AIT-SCM is helping to revitalize their ancestral language, assemble an archive of historical documents and works, elevate a national voice, and sustain indigenous values. Read more. 

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Ramon J. Vasquez
Sabrina San Miguel
Updated within the last 1 month.