A large group of guests arrived for the press event on the Hays Bridge. Photo by Scott Ball.

Eastside to Host Luminaria Art Festival in November

Sunset on the Hays Street Bridge served as the backdrop Tuesday night for the official announcement that Luminaria 2016 will take place on the Eastside. The festival of art and light is in its eighth season and this year the focus will be on Downtown East, an area steeped in African-American history and culture.

The large John Coleman bronze sculpture in lobby depicts a traditional cowboy and native American with respective cascades of cattle and bison. Photo by Iris Dimmick.

Briscoe Museum, Opera Avoid City Funding Loss

The Briscoe Western Art Museum and Opera of San Antonio, two high profile newcomers to San Antonio’s growing arts and culture universe, apparently will secure city funding for the coming year despite low grades from the City’s Department for Culture and Creative Development (DCCD) and an independent panel assembled to review and rate funding applicants.