Local Arts & Cultural Organizations
The city of San Antonio is home to many different arts and cultural organizations — some center on visual arts, while others provide opportunities to enjoy performing arts, such as music and dance. San Antonio has a rich and diverse cultural past and present. Cultural organizations offer creative, and often times historical learning experiences about our community, city, state and world, and about people, as a society, what our artistic and intellectual ideas, beliefs and achievements have been. Arts and cultural organizations draw us together by helping us to better understand one another. They reach and teach us the old and new things and bring us enjoyment to enrich our lives.
By supporting these local arts organizations and taking advantage of their individual educational opportunities, you are encouraging the ongoing growth of arts and culture in San Antonio.
Artpace | Founded by Linda Pace, Pace conceived of Artpace as a laboratory of dreams, providing artists from all over the world with an environment that would encourage experimentation and growth.
Ballet San Antonio | Ballet San Antonio has been reaching approximately 40,000 members of our community every year – not just through our regular performances but through a variety of community outreach initiatives.
Bihl Haus Arts | Nurtures and promotes the work of diverse visual and cultural artists in San Antonio; Fosters artistic excellence and intergenerational and multicultural understanding and awareness; Creates community between seniors enrolled in the GO! Arts program, area established and emerging artists, members of surrounding neighborhoods, and the global art culture; and • Builds collaborations with other cultural and social service organizations to maximize access to collective resources.
Blue Star Contemporary Art Center | Blue Star is an innovative contemporary art museum whose mission is to "inspire the creative genius in us all."
Carver Community Cultural Center | The mission of the Carver Community Cultural Center is to celebrate the diverse
cultures of our world, nation and community, with emphasis on its African and
African-American heritage, by providing challenging artistic presentations,
community outreach activities and educational programs.
Centro Cultural Aztlan | Centro Cultural Aztlan is a community based organization with a mission to preserve, develop and promote Chicano/Latino art and culture.
Children's Chorus of San Antonio | From infants to young adults, CCSA is dedicated to enriching and expanding the experiences of young people through choral singing and musical performance. CCSA’s commitment to artistic excellence, social inclusion and individual responsibility empowers young singers to embrace and explore a broader, more positive view of self and the world.
Choose to Dream | Dedicated to developing youth in the study of the Arts, Communication and Leadership. Musical Theatre and Musical Theatre Camp.
Classic Theatre | The Classic Theatre’s mission is to reinvigorate and create new audiences for the theatre by presenting professional productions of popular classics and forgotten masterpieces and new material for residents of and visitors to San Antonio.
The DoSeum (Formerly the San Antonio Children's Museum) San Antonio’s new museum for kids, opening June 6, 2015. Is comprised of a series of three, two-story exhibit halls totaling 65,000 square feet. Between each exhibit hall, glass facades will create daylight-flooded transitional spaces that connect visitors to the additional 39,000 square feet of outdoor exhibit yards.
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center | Esperanza works to preserve and promote artistic and cultural expression of and among diverse communities.
Get Creative San Antonio | The city of San Antonio Department for Culture and Creative Development’s homepage for Arts and Culture.
Gemini Ink | Gemini Ink offers a variety of community writing classes and workshops.
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center | The Guadalupe Arts Center's mission is to promote and preserve Latino arts and culture in San Antonio.
Magik Theatre | Magik Theatre aims to "nurture a love and understanding of theatre and literature by providing extraordinary, affordable, and professional theatre and education experiences."
McNay Art Museum | Texas's first museum of modern art, the McNay houses nearly 20,000 works from Medieval and Renaissance pieces to the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts.
My Art Starz | My Art Starz offers after school art classes for children, as well as mobile art parties and summer camps.
Overtime Theatre Innovative and accessible theatre at an affordable price. Experience new, original works, or new, unconventional adaptations of old classics.
The Renaissance Guild San Antonio's Premier Black Theatre Company
San Anto Cultural Arts The largest contributor to public art in San Antonio, to foster human and community development through community based arts programs.
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.
San Antonio Opera | Resident opera company at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
San Pedro Playhouse | The Playhouse's mission is to bring the community together through the enjoyment of high quality theatre for all ages.
SAY Si | SAY Si provides students opportunities to develop both artistic and social skills to encourage future academic success.
Southwest School of Art | The school, which also offers a museum, is a nationally-recognized leader in arts education, currently offering studio programs for more than 4,000 adults, children and teens annually on its campus.
San Antonio Symphony | The San Antonio Symphony, in addition to providing high quality musical performances, offers an array of educational opportunities for students.
Urban-15 | Urban-15 offers a variety of free classes to young children and seniors
Witte Museum | The Witte offers exhibitions and programs on natural history, science, and South Texas heritage.
Woodlawn Theatre Woodlawn Theatre, Inc. is a non-profit organization devoted to creating opportunities for its surrounding community by providing quality, entertaining, educational, and affordable programming for all ages. A historic theatre, located in the Deco district of San Antonio, regular live community theatre performances and educational programs sustain traditional theatre for all to enjoy.
Young Orchestra of San Antonio | YOSA is comprised of eight orchestras, which rehearse weekly throughout the school year. The organization is involved in several school partnerships and offers music camps during the summer.