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Painted flowers on tiles.

This piece is contributed by the San Antonio River Foundation. The River Foundation is the nonprofit partner of the San Antonio River Authority. The River Foundation supports scientific and educational activities that promote and encourage the conservation, stewardship, restoration, preservation and enjoyment of the land and water resources of the San Antonio River Basin.

Contemporary Art Month 2024

Every year during March, we celebrate Contemporary Art Month (CAM) in San Antonio! This celebration offers artists, performers and curators the platform to show the best our community offers at galleries, museums, performing arts spaces, schools, artist studios and various unconventional locations around the city. Join the River Foundation at these events throughout CAM at Confluence Park and San Pedro Creek Culture Park!

Saturday, March 9: Sonic Transmission

Sonic Transmission

Enjoy a night of immersive sonic exploration through music and a community art market at Confluence Park on March 9 from 6:00 – 11:00 PM. This program is part of the San Antonio River Foundation’s Art in the Open initiative to provide vibrant art experiences along the San Antonio River and engage the public with contemporary art. The performances are made possible in part by a generous grant from the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts.

Musicians:
Bill Converse (ATX)
Kelby Clark (Nashville, TN)
Hal Lambert & Mitchell Mobley (Baton Rouge, LA)
Patina Lush (ATX)
Fabian Moss (SATX)
John Hernandez & Wizard Skin (SATX)

Visuals:
OM.I.GOD

Vendors:
Lucid Libros
Hart and Shape Vintage
Diego_Photos
Green Thumb gal
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Saturday, March 23: Cochineala: A Creative Confluence Festival of Nature and Art

 

Cochineala: A Creative Confluence Festival of Nature and Art

Join us for an enchanting evening of nature and art at Cochineala, a Creative Confluence Festival. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of bioluminescent organisms and experience the magic they bring to our planet. Discover the wonders of bioluminescence through an illuminated firefly performance, interactive art activities and educational presentations.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness the mystical glow of bioluminescence and gain a deeper appreciation for the wonders of our planet. Join us at the Cochineala Creative Confluence Festival: Bioluminescence event for an unforgettable evening of nature-inspired art and exploration.

The event is FREE and open to the public! Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Register for a free ticket HERE.

Sunday, March 24:  Carly Garza, “Let Us Rest” Art Installation

Carly Garza, "Let Us Rest" Art Installation

From 12:00 – 5:00 PM, visit Confluence Park to view Carly Garza’s new embroidery work inspired by the resilience of the Palestinian people and the exhaustion of living in a dystopian world. This program is made possible by the City of San Antonio Individual Artist Grant, Get Creative SA, San Antonio River Foundation and supporters like you. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 24: Sumi Ink Workshop with Carly Garza

Sumi Ink Workshop with Carly Garza

Join Carly Garza from 12:00 – 2:00 PM for a FREE Sumi Ink Club Workshop inside the Estela Avery Education Center. Guests will collaborate on a giant drawing, using their first instincts and Sumi ink. Free with donations accepted to help cover workshop materials and supplies.

Wednesday, March 27: San Pedro Creek Culture Park Public Artist Panel at Texas Public Radio

Painted flowers on tiles.

Join artists of San Pedro Creek for an evening at Texas Public Radio (321 W Commerce St). Panel discussion begins at 7:00 PM, followed by an afterglow with live music and poetry. Doors at 6:30 PM. Free to attend.

Friday, March 29: Sounds on the River, An Evening with Mark Farina

Mark Farina Mushroom Jazz

Sounds on the River celebrates culture and sustainability, featuring legendary mushroom jazz and veteran house music DJ Mark Farina. Mark Farina is a name that rings out across the entire global music community. His non-stop touring, constant content creation and commitment to showcasing the best new and old-school producers in his sets have made him a living legend to lovers of house music and Mushroom Jazz everywhere! Purchase tickets HERE.

Support Your San Antonio River Today!

Interested in helping us achieve our mission? As a nonprofit, we are reliant on donations from supporters like you! Your donation helps to amplify our impact of providing world-class stewardship for the San Antonio River Basin, reviving native landscapes, repopulating native species, and providing nature-based river-centric community opportunities for arts & culture, education, ecology and recreation. We invite you to sign up for our monthly newsletter for updates on the exciting programming and events lined up throughout the year and pledge your support to the conservation, restoration, preservation and enjoyment of the land and water resources of the San Antonio River Basin. See you on the River!

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Trail Closure Notice: San Pedro Creek Culture Park

The west bank of the San Pedro Creek trail will be closed from the access point at Commerce St south to Dolorosa until further notice due to maintenance work. Alternate route w/ ADA access is on the east bank trail that can be accessed either from the Commerce or Dolorosa crossing.

SASPAMCO Paddling Trail

The SASPAMCO paddling trail is now open from River Crossing Park to Helton Nature Park.
*Please Note: Paddling Trail from Helton Nature Park to HWY 97 is still closed due to blockages.*  

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