At the Airport
Art at the Airport
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.
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 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.
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 is hosting a 4-part series to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.
A month when many Americans honor Hispanic and Latino history, culture, and contributions to the U.S
For more information on the art exhibit and live music schedule, view our Events calendar.
Out of concern for our musicians, the San Antonio International Airport has suspended live music performances.
Check back for future scheduling.