La Villita Historic Arts Village

418 Villita St
San Antonio TX  78205

Phone: (210) 207-8614

La Villita Historic Arts Village

Located at 418 Villita Street on the south bank of the San Antonio River, http://goo.gl/maps/UdlnW La Villita was one of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods. It was originally a settlement of primitive huts for the Spanish soldiers stationed at the Mission San Antonio Valero (the Alamo). After a flood in 1819, brick, stone and adobe houses replaced the earlier structures. In 1836, La Villita was the site of General Santa Ana’s cannon line in the Battle of the Alamo and a map from early that year showed the village to be of considerable size. Late in the 19th century European immigrants from Germany and France moved into the area. These pioneers became San Antonio’s business leaders, bankers, educators, and craftsmen. The cultural mix that occurred at this time is best illustrated by the variety of architectural styles reflected in La Villita’s buildings. The architecture portrays the evolution of buildings from palisado to Victorian Houses. The first part of the 20th century saw La Villita decline into a slum area. In 1939, as ground broke on the San Antonio River Walk development, city fathers led by Mayor Maury Maverick acted to preserve this colorful part of San Antonio’s history. Today La Villita is a thriving art community that stands as a monument to San Antonio’s past.

La Villita has five interconnected plazas for outdoor gatherings such as wedding receptions, birthday parties, retirement celebrations and much more. Number of guests: Plaza Nacional 150-300; Maverick Plaza 1,200 - 2,500; Plaza Juarez 300 - 500; Cos House and patio 100 - 150. Also included in La Villita is the world-famous Arneson River Theatre where Fiesta Noche del Rio performs as well as many other concert performances, ballet, plays and wedding ceremonies.

La Villita Historic Arts Village is owned by the City of San Antonio and managed by the Department for Culture and Creative Development.

For parking information please visit http://www.sanantonio.gov/dtops/parking/index.aspx

The official page for La Villita Historic Arts Village, which is located just above the famous San Antonio River Walk connected by Arneson River Theatre.

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Parking: Street, Parking Lot

Categories: Art Gallery, Historical Place, Landmark, Restaurant, Shopping District

Hours

Mon: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm



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Past Events

Free Outdoor Film Screening: Three Amigos

Free Outdoor Film Screening: Three Amigos
08:30 pm - 05/15/2018

At La Villita Historic Arts Village

Don't miss this THREE AMIGOS film screening!!! Brought to by Briscoe Western Art Museum, La Villita Historic Arts Village, and Slab Cinema, this cultural classic...

NIOSA - A Night In Old San Antonio 2018

NIOSA - A Night In Old San Antonio 2018
05:30 pm - 04/24/2018

At La Villita Historic Arts Village

The 70th Anniversary of A Night In Old San Antonio takes place April 24-27, 2018! “A Night In Old San Antonio®” (NIOSA®) is a four-night festival in the heart...

Taco Fest: Music y Más

Taco Fest: Music y Más
12:00 pm - 04/14/2018

At La Villita Historic Arts Village

Taco Music Fest: Music y Más heats up San Antonio on Saturday, April 14, from noon - 11 p.m. in a unique South Texas food and music event. Set in the La Villita...

Yoga Around La Villita

Yoga Around La Villita
06:15 pm - 04/10/2018

At La Villita Historic Arts Village

Free Yoga + Happy Hour specials + free parking Bring a friend or coworker to our FREE Yoga Series that explores relaxation in La Villita's historic venues, then...

56th Annual Starving Artist Art Show

56th Annual Starving Artist Art Show
10:00 am - 04/07/2018

At La Villita Historic Arts Village

Don't miss the 56th annual Starving Artist Art Show! Hosted by the Starving Artist Art Gallery and Little Church of La Villita, the Starving Artist Art Festival...

Medals in the Plaza

Medals in the Plaza
06:00 pm - 03/13/2018

At La Villita Historic Arts Village

We invite you to participate as a vendor in NIOSA Crafters Store's first Fiesta Medal Sell & Trade Event. Medal vendors only. Tables and chairs provided (2 chairs...

Art for Autism Exhibit & Sale

Art for Autism Exhibit & Sale
12:00 pm - 03/11/2018

At La Villita Historic Arts Village

In honor of Contemporary Art Month, Besarte Gallery, in conjunction with The Autism Treatment Center, will be hosting the first Art for Autism Exhibit and Sale! The...

San Antonio 5k Happy Hour Run

San Antonio 5k Happy Hour Run
02:00 pm - 02/24/2018

At La Villita Historic Arts Village

YOU MUST BE 21 & OVER TO RUN IN THE RACE 5k Happy Hour Run™ is a unique night 5K fun run focused less on speed and more on Margaritas, Wine, Or Beer fun with friends...

Valentine's at La Villita: screening of The Princess Bride

Valentine's at La Villita: screening of The Princess Bride
06:30 pm - 02/13/2018

At La Villita Historic Arts Village

Valentine's in La Villita - A crowd-sourced film selection screening of The Princess Bride! Free and open to the public! (Gift upgrades available) We asked our...

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Stampede 5k Run/Walk

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Stampede 5k Run/Walk
09:00 am - 02/03/2018

At La Villita Historic Arts Village

The Stampede will take place before the Western Heritage Parade & Cattle Drive. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 300 participants! Event FEES: 5K Run/Walk...

Paseo de Chocolate

Paseo de Chocolate
02:00 pm - 12/30/2017

At La Villita Historic Arts Village

Please join us for our first ever Paseo de Chocolate presented by the La Villita Tenants Association. Visit participating shops, galleries and restaurants where...

Diwali Festival of Lights at La Villita

Diwali Festival of Lights at La Villita
05:00 pm - 11/04/2017

At La Villita Historic Arts Village

Diwali San Antonio hosts the 2017 Festival of Lights Celebration at La Villita! Free to the public! Entertainment: "Diya Floats" Fireworks Display Indian cuisine...

Jam On The River

Jam On The River
02:00 pm - 10/15/2017

At La Villita Historic Arts Village

Anthem Musicians will perform for an audience of 500 in attendance. This will be one of the biggest music schools performances in the city. Come support these amazing...

Good People SA Mixer - Back to Basics

Good People SA Mixer - Back to Basics
05:00 pm - 10/10/2017

At La Villita Historic Arts Village

GOOD PEOPLE SA Mixer is Back to Basics! Join #GoodPeopleSA on October 10, 2017 at La Villita Historic Arts Villiage. GOOD PEOPLE SA MIXER is about having a great...

Bexar County Family Reunion

Bexar County Family Reunion
07:30 pm - 09/08/2017

At La Villita Historic Arts Village

You are invited to attend the “2017 Democratic Party Family Reunion” on Friday, August 25th at La Villita. In addition to becoming the largest gathering of South...

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