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Arts, Music &
Art at the Airport
As a facility of the City of San Antonio, the Airport is home to both Public Art and rotating temporary exhibits. Public Art at the airport is managed in partnership with Public Art San Antonio (PASA). The Galleries @ SAT is the airport’s rotating exhibit series. The program is intended to enhance the visual environment of the airport and encourage meaningful engagement with San Antonio’s unique and diverse culture. The Galleries @ SAT is currently featuring a temporary exhibit of Sebastian in San Antonio: a 50-year Retrospective; 7 Sculptures and a collection of commemorative posters.
For more information on the exhibits or for questions on how to be a part of the program, please use the contact form below.
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.
“in San Antonio: 50+ Years / 20+ Sites / 100+ Works” includes more than 100 sculptures and works of the famed Mexican artist Sebastian, on display 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. As the world’s gateway to San Antonio, SAT is proud to host Maestro Sebastian’s iconic sculptures. The newest piece is the “Star of Texas” standing 17-feet on the south side of the airport’s entrance on Airport Blvd.
San Antonio International Airport is currently hosting 8 Sebastian pieces.
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.
SAT Cultura is the airport’s cultural events program. The initiative brings the sights, sounds, and sensations of San Antonio into the airport through dynamic special event programming. Creatively curated happenings take place throughout the terminals, year-round. Make sure you don’t miss out on the Fiesta Takes Flight Parade in April and SAToberfest in October!
“Deep within my heart lies a melody … a song of old San Antone”, and the same can be said of the San Antonio International Airport! Over 100 performances a year take place at the airport, most of which happen as a part of SAT Live; a performing arts initiative intended to elevate the customer experience through uplifting and engaging entertainment.
For more information about the performances or for questions on how to be a part of the program, please use the contact form below.