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Seeking Photographer for Fotoseptiembre 2012

The King William Cultural Arts District is seeking photographers for their Fotoseptiembre Exhibit, opening First Thursday, Septemeber 6, 2012.  The exhibit will be shown through September and October at the King William office on S. Alamo.  Representative entries should be sent to jgillette@mac.com. Please send 3 to 5 representative images.  A URL to a collection…

May 19, 2012

King William Association River Concerts 2012

King William Association River Concerts 2012 Please Join us on the second Sunday of each month for our River Concerts to be held at the San Antonio River Authority from 6:30-7:30pm Line up: Sun, May 13 – Austin Piazzolla Quintet Sun, June 10 – Henry Brun Big Band Sun, July 8 – Jose Linares &…

May 6, 2012

King William Fair 2012

The King William Fair is a fun-filled, family festival consisting of art and craft vendors, live music and dance performances, food and beverage booths, Kids Kingdom play area and a quirky parade.  A fun and quirky parade starts it off at 9:30.  It is made up of political parodies and parading pooches, kings and kids,…

April 24, 2012

The Guenther House Museum

In 1848, Carl Hilmar Guenther arrived in America from Germany.  After traveling across the midwest, he settled in Fredericksburg, Texas and established a flour mill.  In 1858, he relocated his business to San Antonio along the river, just south of town. Stones were quarried from an area near what is now the San Antonio Zoo…

April 11, 2012

Cell Phone Audio Tour – The King William Homes of Preservationist Walter Mathis

Cell Phone Audio Tour The King William Homes of Preservationist Walter Mathis. ———————————————— Villa Finale has introduced its first cell phone audio tour, The King William Homes of Preservationist Walter Mathis.  The tour, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, provides historic information and restoration details of each…

April 7, 2012

“Best in 2012” by the San Antonio Downtown Alliance for Outstanding Arts and Cultural Contribution

The King William Cultural Arts District was awarded “Best in 2012” by the San Antonio Downtown Alliance for Outstanding Arts and Cultural Contribution to the city. The neighborhood is already the state’s oldest National Historic Preservation District and now it has one more feather in its hat.  After being designated as a “Cultural Arts District”…

March 30, 2012

Walk From Downtown San Antonio to Blue Star Arts Complex
-On the River

One of the most beautiful and unique urban experiences in the United States and perhaps the world has been extended.  One can now walk the entire way from downtown San Antonio to the arts hub of the King William Arts Complex without going up to street level.  The downtown RiverWalk is the number one tourist…

March 22, 2012

The Overtime Theater has some Big Plans and Big Challenges

The Overtime Theater has some big plans and big challenges.  The Overtime will lose their current space at the BlueStar Arts Complex in May. While we will all miss that theater, they now have an opportunity to make the Overtime better than ever. They are expanding from the Overtime Theater to the Overtime Center for…

March 15, 2012

Blue Star Arts Complex

Update:  This is a blog from early 2011.  The list of tenants is out of date.  We don’t remove blog posts so this serves as a record of that time. To see an updated website and list of tenants, go here. The Blue Star Arts Complex is an  adaptation of historic warehouse buildings into an…

March 7, 2012

Magical Realism Studio

We’ve added the Magical Realism Studio to our Visual Arts page. Born in 1960 in Tehran, Iran, Ramin Samandari emigrated from Iran to the United States in 1978 and makes his home in San Antonio, Texas. A versatile artist working with photographic and digital imaging processes, Samandari investigates the human form in relation to other…

February 23, 2012