The contributions of San Antonio’s many talented artists over the course of 300 years are evident throughout the city. The rich Spanish and Mexican heritage, with its tradition of embracing art and artists, has seeped into all facets of the San Antonio story, from cowboy poetry and folkloric dance to public art, blockbuster exhibitions and multimedia theater productions.
Inspired by the melting pot of cultures and ideas around them, San Antonio’s artists constantly intertwine influences. Local poets sprinkle their works with Spanish phrases, Conjunto music joins the city’s German and Mexican roots and experimental flamenco flourishes. Learn about San Antonio's cultural heritage at the Institute of Texan Cultures. Watch San Antonio’s culture come to life at the Majestic and Charline McCombs Empire Theatres, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Beethoven Halle and numerous other theaters, concert halls and public places. Learn More.