Five neighborhoods. One creative community.

Southtown The Arts District comprises 5 neighborhoods: Collins Garden, King William, Lavaca, Lone Star and Roosevelt. Directly connected to downtown, these neighborhoods host San Antonio’s creative culture. Cutting edge bars and restaurants, innumerable artist studios, art complexes, museums, distilleries, breweries, architects and designers reside here. Southtown is home to First Friday and Second Saturday, the city’s longest running artwalks (20 years) and Southtown The Arts District Festival. These events are great opportunities to support our local art scene and businesses as well as meet people in the community.


The objective of Southtown and this website is to unify, market and promote the creative culture and business within it’s five neighborhoods.


This is your community and you want to be a part of the next step. The area has grown steadily over 25 years and rapidly in the last five demonstrating growth, longevity and sustainability. It is time to unify, market and promote our creative culture under one brand. See how you benefit.

District boundaries

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


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Founders | Andy Benavides, Yvette Benavides

Director Online Marketing | Marci Pelletier

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

Advisory Board | Burgundy Woods

Thank you

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