Southwest School of Art

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Fiesta weekend is upon us, and here are a few ideas about where to go and what to do.


Southwest School of Art

A major art story has happened pretty quietly here in San Antonio. It’s not a theater debut, a Picasso exhibit, or a huge new installation, but what’s happening now should be a major splash in the city’s
artistic future.

"The BFA degree program starts next week with orientation of the students, and they begin their coursework on Monday the 25," said Southwest School of Art's Paula Owen, who is talking about the school’s new BFA degree program.

"This is a natural next step for the Southwest School of Art," she said.

So exactly what is the program?

Rivoli Revue

The Southwest School of Art is putting on their Fiesta Arts Fair this weekend. It all happens under the pecans and crape myrtles in between the limestone buildings and shady walkways that make up the old Ursuline campus downtown.

“This weekend we have what some people say is their very favorite, or their only, Fiesta event, and that’s Fiesta Arts Fair," said Southwest School of Art President Paula Owen.

Kiko Martinez

Even while many San Antonio families are enjoying Spring Break this week, they're already thinking of summer, and what the kids will be doing while school's out. The Southwest School of Art’s summer program registration is just around the corner, and they offer a ten week long summer studio experience.

Patricia Morales directs the Young Artists Program at the Southwest School of Art.

Southwest School of Art

How have your New Year’s resolutions held up? Here is a place where some of you might actually be able to keep them. If one of your resolutions was to re-connect with the artsy you, or to try and tap into that "right brain" of yours, there’s the Southwest School of Art.

"It’s never too late to be creative," said Southwest’s Drawing and Painting Department Chair Vincent Valdez.

Valdez is encouraging San Antonians to come down and maybe find the rest of who they are.

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