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    San Anto Cultural Arts

    2120 El Paso
    San Antonio , TX 78207
    210/226-7466

    Website: sananto.org


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    The mission of San Anto Cultural Arts, Inc. is to foster human and community development through community-based arts.  

    SACA currently operates two core programs: El Placazo Community Newspaper & Mentor Program and the Community Mural & Public Art Program. 

    San Anto Cultural Arts was originally established in ‘93 by community youth as a project of Inner City...

    The mission of San Anto Cultural Arts, Inc. is to foster human and community development through community-based arts.  

    SACA currently operates two core programs: El Placazo Community Newspaper & Mentor Program and the Community Mural & Public Art Program. 

    San Anto Cultural Arts was originally established in ‘93 by community youth as a project of Inner City Development, San Anto Cultural Arts became a nonprofit in ‘97. We operate two programs: El Placazo Community Newspaper & Mentor Program, and Community Mural & Public Art Program. Our target demographic is inner city youth ages 9-19 but we impact the entire community and are an incubator for local artists. In 20 years we’ve created 44 murals and published over 150 issues of El Placazo. 

    Through painting murals we have taught countless young people skills in 2-D design, drawing and painting.  Participants work alongside professional artists and learn problem solving, the importance of creativity and build self-confidence as they hone their skills and abilities.  This ain't no macaroni art!  The murals produced by our program are real public art works.  Many have become iconic symbols of the neighborhoods they represent.  Our participants have gone on to pursue higher education and many have developed successful art careers.  We will continue to provide arts education to the youth of our community by offering opportunities for them to learn from passionate and innovative, art professionals.

    In 2012, we served 186 youth, painted two murals & published 6 issues of El Placazo. In 2013, we’re projected to triple the number of Participants served (575) & we’ll incorporate other innovative forms of art including our first public sculpture. We have four staff members including two Master artists, 200 volunteers and we commission 5-15 artists/year.  Our long-term goals are to build stronger partnerships with the school system and local government to create systemic change for our community.


     

     

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