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.