San Anto Cultural Arts will be bringing back Chancla Fest to the streets of the Westside on May 5, 2023, from 6pm-9pm at 2120 El Paso St., 78207. The 2nd annual block party looks to be bigger and better than last year!
“We are excited to have community members join us at our Chancla Fest to celebrate the coming of Summer and the power of the chancla,” said Executive Director, Ben Tremillo. “This year we are also celebrating our 30th anniversary as a cultural arts center, so it’s a very special event. We’re planning on having even more activities for everyone this year. Our hope is that this event brings community members out to meet with each other, share in the arts, and have some fun.”
“This will be a free family-friendly event for the whole community to join and to have some fun with art, music, vendors, raffles, dance and more! Last year, SACA had over 250 people in attendance and we are expecting many more for this year’s Chancla Fest. We are so excited to celebrate with our familia!” said Communications Manager, Andrea Rivas.
Below are some of the highlights attendees can expect:
● A SACA Alumni Gallery Show featuring artwork from artists and students that have previously worked with the organization.
● A custom car show featuring Push Rods Car Club and lowrider bike showcase. ● Music by DJ Despeinada, Nopalli, and Gult.
● Food vendors, art vendors and community partners will be selling and sharing their wares. There will also be free raffles of vendors and artists merchandise.
● A commemorative t-shirt designed by Ashleigh Valentine Garza, one of the lead artists for the new community mural The Spirit Within, located at the historic Market Square.
● Fun kids activities with a table featuring the community arts organization SAY Si.
Chancla Fest is a free arts festival held on the streets of the Historic Westside of San Antonio to showcase the history and culture of San Antonio’s Westside and San Anto Cultural Arts commitment to community-based arts. People of all ages are invited to gather and eat good food and listen to great music while local artists and artisans sell and share their work. No alcohol will be sold at this all-ages, family-friendly event.
San Anto Cultural Arts – San Antonio’s Community Arts Center – Celebrating 30 Years of Community Art San Anto Cultural Arts is a San Antonio, TX nonprofit founded in 1993 with the mission to foster human and community development through community-based arts. A focus on art through community engagement led to the creation of our community-based arts programs: the Community Mural Program, the El Placazo Community Newspaper, and the After School Arts Program. These dynamic programs engage residents and foster the talents of youth by educating them on the history and techniques of public art while documenting and preserving the rich history and heritage of San Antonio’s Westside. For more information, visit and follow @sanantoculturalarts on social media.