Oct
18
to Oct 20

Mexican Art Show & Sale

  • National Park Service Visitor Center at Mission San José (map)
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Join us as we explore the beauty and influence of pottery throughout history, from mission era pottery to modern Mata Ortiz pottery artists! The show, sponsored by Western National Parks Association, features Mata Ortiz pottery by Jorge Quintana and woodwork from Oaxaca. Mata Ortiz artist Jorge Quintana will be present at the event to show his artwork. 9–5 each day. Free.

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Oct
21
to Nov 2

Dia de los Muertos: Ofrenda Displays

  • Mission San José Granary (map)
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From October 21 through November 2 in the Mission San José Granary at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, view ofrenda displays made by descendants of the missions. These ofrendas are erected for Dia de los Muertos, or All Soul's Day, and pay homage to departed loved ones. Mission San José is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM. Free.

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Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Free Second Sunday

The second Sunday of each month (except June) is a free admission day, usually featuring family programs and hands-on activities. October’s Free Second Sunday will feature activities related to El Dia de los Muertos

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Oct
12
4:00 PM16:00

Opening reception: Mario Ybarra Jr.:  "...like a cow visiting a butcher shop..." 

An installation resembling a hybrid-butcher shop / musical stage set, with hams and cuts of meat made of wood. This piece was originally shown at ARCO Madrid 2013 and this will be its first presentation in the US.

Mario Ybarra, Jr., is a visual and performance artist, educator, and activist who combines street culture with fine art in order to produce what he calls “contemporary art that is filtered through a Mexican American experience in Los Angeles.” He has received critical acclaim for site-specific urban interventions that often bring to light little-known aspects of a particular location’s cultural history

On display Oct. 11 - Dec. 1, 2019

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Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

16th Annual Artpace Chalk It Up

  • 16th Annual Artpace Chalk It Up (map)
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For 16 years, our free, annual community festival Artpace Chalk It Up has enlivened downtown San Antonio by annually engaging over 20,000 people with contemporary art. On Saturday, October 12, Artpace Chalk It Up will welcome the community to collaborate on large-scale chalk murals, participate in educational art activities, and meet artists working in our community. Each year, dozens of schools and organizations participate in the Team Works competition, creating unique 8 x 10-foot sidewalk chalk murals. Regional artists selected from our Chalk It Up Open Call immerse audiences in their creative process by creating original murals on the day of the event.

Located on Houston St. and Main Ave in Downtown San Antonio.

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Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

SWell Cycle Bike Day

SWell Cycle will host Bike Day for Museum Month!

10 AM-10:30 AM – Riders meet at The Witte
10:45 AM – Bike to Botanical Gardens
11:00-1130 AM – Visit Botanical Gardens
11:45 AM – Bike to The Doseum
12 PM-12:30 PM – Visit The DoSeum
12:45 PM – Bike to San Antonio Museum of Art
1-1:30 PM – Visit San Antonio Museum of Art
1:45 PM – Bike to Artpace
2-2:30 PM – Visit Artpace
3:00 PM – End of ride

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Oct
11
5:30 PM17:30

Opening reception: Five x Five

A group show of 5 artists representing Southern California, South Texas, and Chicago, working in various modes with shared concerns of social justice. These artists will team up with 5 writers to expand the context of their work, find commonalities, and amplify the results of individual practices. This exhibition is curated by Mario Ybarra, Jr.Artists: Ruth Buentello (San Antonio), Rosalie Lopez (Long Beach), Teresita De La Torre (Santa Ana), Yvette Mayorga (Chicago), Angelica Muro (Salinas).Writer/curator/historians: Karla Diaz (LosAngeles), Jenifer Vanegas (Los Angeles), Julie Rodrigues Widholm (Chicago), Raquel De Anda (New York), Claudia Zapata (San Antonio).

On display Oct. 11 - Dec. 1, 2019

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