49th Annual Fiesta Arts Fair
2024 UTSA Fiesta Arts Fair supports community arts programming and is in partnership with the UTSA Alumni Association
Where Your Dollars Go - UTSA Arts: Exploring Creativity, Inspiring Community
Fiesta Arts Fair is a party with a purpose! The annual art-focused fundraising celebration provides operating support for UTSA Arts, which is dedicated to community arts education for children and adults, public-facing performances and exhibitions, and arts-based research and partnerships to enhance the accessibility of the arts for the public. UTSA Arts includes the Young Artists Program, Teen Studio Intensive, Saturday Morning Discovery, and the Adult community classes which all take place at the UTSA Southwest historic campus.
About Fiesta Arts Fair
Fiesta Arts Fair started as a small fair in 1973, it has grown into a highlight of the annual Fiesta San Antonio ® celebration, with an annual attendance of approximately 12,000 people. This family-friendly, two-day event is held on the UTSA Southwest historic campus.
Fiesta Arts Fair features contemporary art from more than 100 artists from across the U.S., Fiesta favorite foods, drinks, live music by local and regional performers, and a Young Artists Garden providing opportunities for budding artists to learn, explore, and express their creativity!
Become a sponsor for the Fiesta Arts Fair and receive several perks making the celebration even more enjoyable. Recognition, fair tickets, official Fiesta Arts Fair medals, and entrance to the sponsor hospitality suite are just a few of the benefits!
Thank you for your consideration. If you are interested in sponsoring this unique Fiesta event, please contact:
Stephanie Peché Canales
At the Gate: $20 adults (students $15 with valid ID); $5 daily for children ages 5-12, and free for children under 5 accompanied by adults. Adults can purchase advance tickets online from our website.
The Admission booth accepts both cash and credit card. Coupon booths accept cash only. Coupons are required for the purchase of food, beverages and children's activities. For your convenience there are several ATMs located throughout the Fair.
Need to find food options, directions to the Young Artists Garden, looking for official Fiesta Arts Fair merchandise, visit us at the Information Booth, located in the Frost Garden just off the parking lot. Not only can you purchase Fiesta Arts Fair t-shirts and medals, but you can also get info on taking an art class, become a Friend of Southwest or just say, "¡Viva Fiesta!"
Lost and Found is also located at the Information Booth.
Look for the photo booth/selfie station next to the Information Booth.
The Young Artist Garden is a great place for your children and teens to get creative and make some art. Multiple ticketed activities are available from Face Painting to Stained Glass.
Fiesta Arts Fair takes place on the UTSA Southwest historic campus, located at 300 Augusta at Navarro.
Note: Augusta is closed during Fair hours between Navarro & Giraud:, Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. & Sun. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.Using ride share
If using ride share we suggest you use the address 1201 Navarro for both your pick-up and drop off location as the street adjacent to Fiesta Arts Fair is closed to through traffic during Fair hours.Biking to the Fair?
Use the Fair's Bike Corral and valet park your bicycle for FREE at the Volunteer Check-in area, located at the intersection of Augusta and Giraud in front of the Coates Chapel. And, there are several San Antonio B-cycle stations located near the Fair.Tips for taking VIA to Fiesta Arts Fair
Riding the bus downtown for Fiesta avoids the hassle of parking, traffic and driving. Plus it’s the green way to go! Six VIA bus routes serve the Southwest School of Art.
Bus fare is $1.30 each way. Day Passes are available for $2.75. All buses have space for two bikes, if you prefer to pedal one leg of your trip. All buses are equipped with free Wi-Fi.
Use google maps for bus routes that are best for you or download the VIA goMobile app to plan your trip and purchase tickets on your mobile device.The folowing VIA routes directly serve the Southwest School of Art:
Route 3 - San Pedro Skip, Route 4 - San Pedro Frequent, Route 90 - Woodlawn, Route 95 - Fredericksburg, Route 96 - Vance Jackson, and Route 97 - West Avenue
When it comes to food, Fiesta Arts Fair offers something tasty for everyone. From traditional favorites like gorditas and roasted corn, to flavorful concoctions like gourmet chili and mac n' cheese, hungry fairgoers always have lots of delicious options to satisfy their appetites. In addition to the traditional vendor favorites, each year also brings a few new culinary artists to the party. And when you need something cold and wet, there's always plenty of cold water, aguas frescas, soft drinks, sangria, beer and margaritas available to quench your thirst.
Portable facilities are located in the corner of the parking lot, near booth #66 and in the McNutt Garden near the soda booth. There are also restrooms in the breezeway to the McNutt Garden and Young Artists Garden; you'll also find a changing station here. Accessible bathrooms are available in the Ceramics building and in the parking lot near booth #66. Restrooms are also available in the Santikos Building, just across the street; be sure to keep your wristband on for re-entry to the Fair .
We welcome guest with disabilities and their service animals but have strict requirements that follow ADA guidelines i.e. the term "service animal" means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. We reserve the right to refuse entry to a service animal that reacts aggerssively to people, sounds, or other animals and therefore poses a direct threat to health and safety. NOTE: Emotional support, therapy, or comfort animals (that provide comfort just by being with a person) shall not be admitted to the event. We love animals too, but the Fair is not the place for them.
Volunteers are one of the main reasons this fundraising event has always been so successful.
Become a part of a great Fiesta tradition by becoming a volunteer. For more information on volunteering, click here. If volunteering, remember to go to volunteer check-in when you arrive.
To all our sponsors: thank you for your support! To view a current list of sponsors, click here.
Interested in becoming a sponsor of Fiesta Arts Fair? For more information contact Stephanie Peche Canales, Associate Director of Donor Relations, at 210.200.8206.
Guests may use the Club Girard parking lot (entrance on St. Mary's) as a drop off/pick-up location for individuals with mobility issues. This is for drop off/pick-up only; no parking is allowed at this location.
Please help Fiesta Arts Fair "go green" by recycling appropriate beverage containers at bins located throughout the fairgrounds.