All signs point South for local art, flavors and fun. Just past the hustle and bustle of downtown, you’ll find Southtown the Arts District. Southtown encompasses a large creative community and is unique with a mix of artists, locally-owned bars, coffee shops, boutiques, museums and art galleries. It also includes King Williams District, a Victorian-inspired neighborhood filled with history and charm. Perfect for urban exploring, the area boasts micro distilleries, parks, exploration along the San Antonio River, public art and plenty of mixed-use spaces where artists welcome all with open arms. Come explore what’s new and historic down South.
King William: In the mid-1800s, enterprising German immigrants began buying land and building homes in this part of the city. The main thoroughfare was named King William, in honor of King Wilhelm I of Prussia, which remains the area’s name today. In July of 2011, King William was designated a Cultural Arts District by the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Southtown: Southtown originated as a part of a neighborhood revitalization project in the early 1990’s and over time grew to encompass 5 neighborhoods: King William, Collins Garden, Lavaca, Lone Star and Roosevelt. Talk about a big success. Southtown is home to First Friday and Second Saturday, the City’s longest running artwalks and “A Day In Southtown” their annual community event.
May 12, 20202
April has been a whirlwind of a month consisting of “stay at home” orders and a postponed Fiesta. So, the month of May the King William Association is doing their best to bring a little boost of encouragement your way.
Follow the attached link to read the May issue of the King William Association Newsletter. We hope you enjoy this month’s contributing authors who brought you a family recipe paired with various styles of wine, a reminder how you can still contribute to our Fiesta fundraising efforts and a quirky recount of how an Executive Director has discovered her new hometown during the pandemic.
January 30, 2020
1401 S. Flores
San Antonio, TX 78204
Fresh, colorful and fun. And, we’re not just talking about the food. The Fruteria’s atmosphere tips its hat to Mexican artisans with a contemporary, yet casual, space anchored by the use of vibrant colors and textures. By day, the menu offers fresh fruit cups, licuados (smoothies), tortas (Mexican-style hamburgers), and tostadas. By night, The Frutería transforms into a Botanero offering Mexican tapas, or small plates, including guacamole, stuffed peppers, bite-size tostadas, and chilapitas. And don’t miss out on our fresh, flavorful drinks; our menu includes a well-thought-out list of tequilas and fruit infused cocktails to please every palate.