2011 Fiesta Arts Fair
Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 5:00 PM (CDT)
San Antonio, TX
“Our Family’s Favorite Part of Fiesta”
Fiesta Arts Fair Charms Visitors
With Contemporary Art, Family Fun
The long-running Fiesta Arts Fair at San Antonio’s Southwest School of Art is a favorite part of Fiesta San Antonio® for fun-seeking families and art aficionados. “It’s the one Fiesta event we never miss,” says San Antonio fashion writer Leigh Baldwin.
This coming April, the nationally-recognized juried art show will bring 110 of the nation’s most talented artists to San Antonio on Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10. Ceramics, paintings, jewelry, glass, photography, wearable art and other high-quality artworks will be for sale to artfully embellish your life.
Fiesta Arts Fair is held on the shady grounds of the art school’s historic Ursuline Campus overlooking San Antonio’s River Walk. More than 12,000 people visit the Fiesta Arts Fair each year, enjoying not only the art and the beautiful setting, but also live music on two stages and traditional fiesta food.
As always, one of the favorite spots for families will be the Children’s Art Garden, where kids work with artists to create their own art, including Fiesta Medals.
Admission, which helps support the educational programs at the non-profit Southwest School, is $10 for adults (or $16 for a two-day pass), and $5 for children 5-12 years old (free for children under 5). Hours are Sat, 10:00am - 6:00pm and Sun, 11:00am -5:00pm.
#Since 1973, Fiesta Arts Fair has raised funds to support the Southwest School of Art & Craft, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching contemporary and traditional visual art techniques. The school underwrites exhibitions of regional and national artists, offers more than 300 classes for adults, children and teens, and maintains a significant historic site and museum.
The Southwest School of Art is a nationally-recognized leader in arts education, offering studio programs for more than 4000 adults, children and teens annually. Classes and workshops are taught by outstanding local, regional and national artists in state-of-the-art facilities.
The school also organizes contemporary art exhibitions, lectures and concerts, as well as houses a history-based Visitors Center Museum , and a lunch café. During a typical year, more than 225,000 people attend events, view exhibits, take classes or visit the historic site.
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