SAMA's Friday Night Art Party

Aug 5, 2014

The Art Party- a Friday night soiree that might warrant your attention.  If you like Art, and really, you ought to like art, then Friday night at the San Antonio Museum of Art there’s something going on that’s right down your alley.

“Art Party is our Second Friday cocktail hour," says Tatiana Herrera-Schneider, communications manager at SAMA, “It’s got live music, we do cocktails with various local bars and we feature a different piece in our collection or exhibition in the museum.”

I asked Tatiana if the party is held out back, by the river.

“It is," she answers, "So we always love to have it outdoors. Friday’s Art Party is going to be held in our sculpture garden. The sculpture garden is kind of this really beautiful area right along the river and we’ve got a huge heritage oak, so it’ll be nice and shady.”

Art, fun, and drinks with an artsy crowd, and all in a shady setting.

"The band this time is Bekah Kelso and the Fellas," she said, "They were actually rated one of the best SA Bands."

And, as Ms. Herrera-Schneider reveals, if you can get there a little early, there’s a little something more.

"We’ll have a gallery talk at five-thirty, but if you don’t make it then we’re actually doing a Silk Road Scavenger Hunt.”

The Silk Road references the focus of the Art Party.

“We have a very robust Asian Art Collection." she said.

If this Friday doesn’t work for you, you’re not out of luck.

“If you miss this Friday we’ve got Oceanic Tiki Party coming up in September with the Esquire Tavern doing Tiki Cocktails, so it should be a fun one as well,” she continues.

I noted that the event his seemed like a new, urban, downtown-ish kind of thing for people to do.

“It is. That’s kind of what we created this event for—was to kind of bring in that young professional crowd. People bring their families, it’s family friendly as well," says Herrera-Schneider. 

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