Arts

The Arts are alive and well in San Antonio. Join us here for the highlights of the best and brightest talent in the categories of art and design that are shaping the fabric and landscape of our great city.

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July 13, 2023 at 4:06pm

Mike Brannon is the Creative Director of 71 Magazine, an international arts magazine, and he is based in San Antonio, Texas. When not writing content and/or scouting talent for 71, he also is a lighting designer and has a history of being a guitarist in the Texas jazz music scene. We sat down with this creative Renaissance man to ask him more about his fascinating background and the intersection of all things visual and auditory.

June 02, 2023 at 10:57am

[Sponsored] Fernando Andrade is a San Antonio-based contemporary artist that was born in the Mexico border town of Acuña Coahuila. His family migrated to Texas when Andrade was just 7 years old for work and they now run a paint contracting company.

March 27, 2023 at 11:59am

Chad Ritterbach is a casting director based in Los Angeles and has booked models and actors for several notable commercials and music videos. Some of his credits include casting for Nike, Dior, Estee Lauder, Yves Saint Laurent, Madonna, Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, and Lizzo, among others. His most recent casting success was in the new Miley Cyrus music video for the song, 'River'. His career has taken him around the world, and his roots are right here in San Antonio, Texas.

January 12, 2023 at 4:50pm

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December 09, 2022 at 11:51am

From reminiscing about the art scene in San Antonio, to recent Art Miami experiences, to painting en plein air in the Texas Hill Country, and a new group exhibition of San Antonio artists on the horizon in NYC; SA-based artist, Rex Hausmann gives us his perspective on recent events in his art career...

November 28, 2022 at 3:09pm

San Antonio-based artist, David Alcantar, was born in Laredo and went to Marshall High School in San Antonio. He attended the University of Texas, receiving his B.F.A. in 2000 and his M.F.A from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2004. 

Since November 2016, Alcantar has been working on a project using the topic of heroism and the familiar iconography of Superman to conjure up questions about the origins of how and where we place our faith in humanity.

November 03, 2022 at 11:42pm

[Sponsored]  Unofficially known as “The Marfa of the Texas Coast”, Rockport, Texas has a robust and active art community. Just 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, Rockport Center for the Arts annually hosts many art exhibitions, events, and education workshops while sometimes partnering with municipalities or other organizations to help boost its local economy. One such event taking place on November 10-13, 2022 is the Rockport Film Festival, a joint venture of Rockport Center for the Arts and the Rotary Club of Rockport.

June 24, 2022 at 12:15pm

The opening of Ruby City's first exhibition, Waking Dream, took place in October 13, 2019. Shortly after the opening, in March of 2020, the world came to a halt due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Since then, Ruby City has either had to shut its doors or take visitors by an appointment-only basis.

June 16, 2022 at 10:36am

June is Pride Month and MiSA is reaching out to our art and design community to their share personal stories. What began as a protest in 1969 at Stonewall Inn, is now a celebration about how far the LGBTQ+ community has come regarding civil rights.

October 30, 2022 at 11:34am

San Antonio-based artist, Wendy Bowman Butler, started her career in New York City as a photographer and painting apprentice for the artist, Sarah Morris. Traveling the world with Morris, Bowman photographed the artist with her work while working as a full time painting assistant in Morris’s studio. 

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