BarbacoApparel, San Antonio’s officially unofficial T-shirt company, has been celebrating the color and iconic imagery of Tex-Mex culture and fostering a sense of pride in the Alamo City since 2014.
Open shop with used and rare books.
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At Codeup, we offer more than just a coding program. WE offer mentorship, career guidance and a strong sense of community. Our space in the heart of downtown San Antonio gives students the opportunity to learn web development and data science in a supportive environment, and our partnerships with employers allow us to further empower the tech community.
Gemini Ink is San Antonio’s Literary Arts Center. We believe in the vital role creative writing can play in an individual’s life and personal development. Our writing classes are open to everyone. Whether the last thing you wrote was a poem in high school or you are a published emerging author, we provide a warm supportive writing community and the opportunity to develop your skills.
Karma Candle Makers
Karma Candles are sustainably-sourced using all natural soy wax, 100% lead free cotton wicks, and cosmetic grade fragrances to produce an amazingly clean burn. Every candle is mixed, dyed, and poured right here in San Antonio, Texas.
Liven your living space with the festive aromas and bold colors of our carefully handcrafted candles. Karma’s fragrances evoke springtime strolls through the Hill Country and breezy afternoons by the river, a refreshing cocktail in hand.
Bold, distinct, and long-lasting, Karma Candles capture the vibrant culture and character of southern Texas, infusing your room with delightfully unique scents.
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Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival
Luminaria’s Contemporary Arts Festival has become the premier showcase event for artists of all genres. We inspire the City of San Antonio with weekend celebration of the arts.
Saturday, November 9th from 7 PM to Midnight in Hemisfair is the free after-dark Contemporary Arts Festival of San Antonio, Texas. Artistic partners include Artist Foundation of San Antonio, National Association of Latino Arts & Culture, Contemporary Arts Month and the Consulate General of Mexico.
Sunday, November 10th from 11 AM – 3 PM in Hemisfair is the Community Arts Day. A family-friendly day with artist-led demonstrations, workshops, and brunches sparks creativity while an Artist Market provides a chance to purchase artworks and memorabilia.
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Pepito's Italian Ice
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Pigsey Art lasercuts journals and home goods for Book Nerds and Science Geeks. A one-woman business based in Austin, Texas, Pigsey Art strives to create accessories that are witty and fun. From vegan leather journals to wooden pins, Pigsey Art has something to keep your love of books and science alive in your everyday life.
Pulquerios is a cultural, handmade and local business. Catering to the unique!
SAISD ranks third in student population among the 15 Bexar County-area school districts and is the 13th largest of Texas’ 1,057 school districts. The District encompasses 79 square miles with a total population of 306,943 (2010 U.S. Census). Most of SAISD is within San Antonio, but also serves parts of the cities of Olmos Park and Balcones Heights and a small unincorporated area of east Bexar County.
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SA Speak Up
SASpeakUp is the campaign that is designated to gather resident input on the City budget every year. The City of San Antonio’s budget is a reflection of your priorities. Your feedback is critical to balancing the budget and determining where funds should be allocated. IT’S TIME TO SPEAK UP FOR FY 2020, SAN ANTONIO!
San Antonio Film Festival
The San Antonio Film Festival attracts film lovers, and our audiences include press, filmmakers, industry leaders and die-hard fans. SAFILM sets up an amazing, creative innovative environment for just a few days every year where opportunities for one-on-one networking abound, connections are forged and filmmakers have a slew of unique opportunities to share ideas and advance their careers. As an accessible and inclusive platform for cinema artists, the San Antonio Film Festival also brings together scores of new and original films from across the country and around the world to delight, elevate and edify cinema lovers as well.
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The Texas Observer is an Austin-based nonprofit news organization known for fearless investigative reporting, narrative storytelling and sophisticated cultural criticism about all things Texan. The nonprofit Texas Democracy Foundation publishes the Texas Observer bimonthly magazine and texasobserver.org. Since its founding in 1954, the Observer has covered issues that are often ignored or underreported by other media. We strive to expose injustice and to produce the kind of impact journalism that changes people’s lives for the better. Our thoughtful arts and culture coverage recognizes the diversity and talent of Texas’ creative community.
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Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
The Tobin Center for the Performing Art’s Mission is to provide a world class venue that promotes a diverse range of cultural, educational, and artistic experiences that improve the quality of life in San Antonio through educational and entertainment opportunities.
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Trinity University Press
Trinity University Press is a mission-driven publisher committed to civic engagement with timely ideas facilitated by the publication of print/digital books and related media, creative and educational programs, and other activities helping us all better understand our place in a crowded world. For more than fifty years, we have published more than 225 titles and staged thousands of events all focused on having impact and broadening understanding in the following areas: human relationships to the physical environment, social equity and justice, interdependence of animal and human life, culture of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, and bilingual early childhood literacy.
University of Texas Press
The University of Texas Press is a book and journal publisher—a focal point where the life experiences, insights, and specialized knowledge of writers converge to be disseminated in both print and digital formats.
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Very That is a locally owned online and pop up boutique that specializes in Latinx/Chicanx pop culture art.
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Writers’ League of Texas
The Writers’ League of Texas provides education, support, and community for writers in Texas and beyond through a variety of year-round programs.
Carver Community Cultural Center
The mission of the Carver Community Cultural Center is to celebrate the diverse cultures of our world, nation and community, with emphasis on its African and African-American heritage, by providing premier artistic presentations, community outreach activities and educational programs.
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Cuentology Books in Spanish for Kids
Austin based distributor of kids’ books in Spanish from Latin America and Spain. In our online bookstore, you can find a range of literature for kids, from babyhood through the teenage years. We are on a mission to help improve access to quality children’s literature
in Spanish at home and in libraries around the country, so we can raise kids who are bicultural, bilingual and biliterate.
Across the state of Texas, millions of children live in educationally underserved communities, struggling in poor-performing schools. For more than 24 years, KIPP has demonstrated the powerful impact a high-quality education has on improving graduation rates and college attainment, enabling students and communities to command their futures. Through the network of schools in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, KIPP has been the driving force in raising expectations for academic success with students, families, communities, cities, states, and the nation by proving what is possible.
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Pre-K for SA
Pre-K 4 SA vision is to develop a highly skilled workforce in one generation through high-quality early childhood education for all children in San Antonio.
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