Southtown the Arts District cultivates a sustainable creative community.

A Garden for Creative Seeds

Artists grow neighborhoods. When an artist takes root in a community their reach is deep and meaningful, affecting neighbors, schools and the surrounding environment. Southtown’s creativity takes root in five neighborhoods  Collins Garden, King William, Lavaca, Lone Star and Roosevelt – all hosting San Antonio’s diversity in arts & culture. We believe fostering sustainable opportunities  sows the seeds for healthy communities to grow and thrive.

Southtown, in its organic development, is home to the city’s longest running Art-walks: (20 years of) First Friday, Second Saturday, and our annual open house celebration “A Day in Southtown”.


Like any healthy garden, Southtown requires our attention. Housing, as well as work spaces, are an integral ingredient in cultivating our creative community; your contribution strengthens this area specifically.  Join us in keeping our garden productive, healthy, and sustainable for existing and future artists that choose to live and work here!

“To be an artist is to believe in life.” – Henry Moore

District boundaries

North to South: Cesár Chavez to I-90 and East to West I-37 to I-35. Map

 Founders | Andy Benavides, Yvette Benavides

 Board of Directors | Andy Benavides, Yvette Benavides, Samantha Demory, Greg Murray, CPA

 Thank you

This website would not be possible without the support of You, the Department of Arts & Culture, District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales and District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño. Thank you for your consistent support and endorsement of this creative endeavor.