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The Arts, Culture, and Music Program at San Antonio International Airport was created to enhance the customer experience and to communicate a **sense of place** for the country’s 7th largest city. Since its inception in 2018, the program has been responsible for numerous special events, an increase in community partnerships and engagement, improved airport aesthetics, and the creation of three year-round customer experience initiatives.

Public Art

As a facility of the City of San Antonio, the Airport is home to both exhibits/installations and rotating temporary exhibits. These exhibits are administered by Public Art San Antonio (PASA), for more information please visit their website at publicartsa.com.

“¡Adelante San Antonio!” by San Antonio artist team Dos Mestizx, Suzy González and Michael Menchaca, is a three part mural celebrating the rich history of San Antonio.
“¡Adelante San Antonio!” by San Antonio artist team Dos Mestizx, Suzy González and Michael Menchaca, is a three part mural celebrating the rich history of San Antonio.
Augment Reality Davey
Augment Reality Davey
Can Art
“A Can for All Seasons” by New York based, San Antonio native, Alejandro Diaz is comprised of four mixed-media sculptures used as seasonal planters in the lower level of the airport’s short term parking garage.
Day Star Archway
Day Star Archway by Bill Fitzgibbons stands out in front of the southwest facade of the long term garage was completed in July 2008.
It’s made from the crossed wings of a BAC 1-11 airplane, the archway was relocated due to construction and in the process was retrofitted with special LED lighting.
“Gateways: The Four Directions” by San Antonio artist Rolando Briseño is a colorful frieze of glass depicting historic doorways and architectural portals found throughout San Antonio.
“Gateways: The Four Directions” by San Antonio artist Rolando Briseño is a colorful frieze of glass depicting historic doorways and architectural portals found throughout San Antonio.
“Gateways: The Four Directions” by San Antonio artist Rolando Briseño is a colorful frieze of glass depicting historic doorways and architectural portals found throughout San Antonio.
“Gateways: The Four Directions” by San Antonio artist Rolando Briseño is a colorful frieze of glass depicting historic doorways and architectural portals found throughout San Antonio.
The artist team of Suzy González and Michael Menchaca created an iconic image of a hybrid eagle with aeronautic shape taking flight against the backdrop of a San Antonio sunrise. The golden eagle as their inspiration for this hybrid airplane/bird because it is one of the best-known birds of prey.
Artist team Suzy González and Michael Menchaca
“Lumen” by Ann Gardner was installed in 2010. It can be found above the staircase underneath the skylight on the East side of the ticketing area of Terminal B.
The sculpture is a large, sun-like circular coil that is 16 feet in diameter and comprised of a series of spiraling loops. The surface is made from thousands of small, hand-cut pieces of glass.
Gardner designed the piece to take advantage of the light from the skylights while using simple imagery, the sun, to honor San Antonio’s wonderful climate
“Nostalgia, Texas” by Gary Sweeney designed neo-retro tourist posters for San Antonio and the near-by Hill Country.
With slogans such as “ HemisFair ’ 68 – You ’ re Way too Late ” , “ San Antonio: Fiesta, Siesta, Repeat and “ Summer in San Antonio: Sun tea in less than a minute,
“Paseo Walkway” by Christopher Janney
Within the garage structure, Christopher Janney designed the Paseo Walkway. The Paseo directs parking patrons to the Terminals along an avenue covered by a festive colored skylight.
Its real significance is the awareness of time and the sun ’ s movement across the sky as it casts a rainbow of colors across the garage walls and floor.
Photographed in color against plain white backgrounds in ultra-high resolution, the suitcases and their fanciful contents are displayed in large light boxes mounted along the Departure (Lower) Ramp.
The installation of the “Jenny” 1918 Curtiss JN-4D biplane in 2017 marked the beginning of a partnership between SAT and the Witte Museum.
The Jenny was used as a military trainer for pilots in the U.S. Air Service during World War I and as a mail-carrying airplane during the 1920s.
“Suitcase Portraits” by San Antonio artist Chuck Ramirez is a series of eleven light boxes housing individual photographs of opened suitcases and their contents. The contents depict a diverse and often humorous range of travelers’ belongings.
“Suitcase Portraits” by San Antonio artist Chuck Ramirez is a series of eleven light boxes housing individual photographs of opened suitcases and their contents. The contents depict a diverse and often humorous range of travelers’ belongings.
“Suitcase Portraits” by San Antonio artist Chuck Ramirez is a series of eleven light boxes housing individual photographs of opened suitcases and their contents. The contents depict a diverse and often humorous range of travelers’ belongings.

Featured Art

“in San Antonio: 50+ Years / 20+ Sites / 100+ Works” includes more than 100 sculptures and works of the famed Mexican artist Sebastian, on display October 2019 through May 2020 in more than 20 locations accessible to residents and visitors alike. The featured works span the artist’s more than 50-year career. This city-wide exhibit is an opportunity to further showcase San Antonio’s welcoming and artistic culture. Sebastian created the nearly two decades-old “Torch of Friendship” which stands at the intersection of Alamo and Commerce Streets. The Torch is a symbol of the longstanding friendship and history between San Antonio and Mexico over the years. The city-wide exhibit solidifies the spirit of friendship and bridges San Antonio and Mexico closer through art and culture.

San Antonio International Airport is currently hosting 7 Sebastian pieces.

Artist Bio

Enrique Carbajal, known as Sebastian, is an internationally- recognized Mexican sculptor best known for his monumental works of steel and concrete. He’s best known in San Antonio for La Antorcha de la Amistad (Spanish for “The Torch of Friendship”).

While Sebastian works in many mediums, including architectural design, paintings, art objects, furniture design, jewelry, costume design, set design, and multimedia shows, he is best known for his more than 200 monumental steel and concrete sculptures found around the world. Much of his sculptural work has kinetic appeal, even if the parts do not move. Geometric concepts are also very important to his work.

Sebastian’s work has been shown in more than 190 solo exhibitions. As one of the world’s foremost living sculptors, his work was exhibited in Mexico, Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, England, Portugal, Italy, Denmark, Canada, Finland, the United States, France, Japan, Switzerland and Venezuela.

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