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Visual Arts

Galería Guadalupe

723 S. Brazos Street, San Antonio, TX 78207
Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Admission is Free 
For appointments & group tours please schedule at least 48hrs in advance.
For more information email info@guadalupeculturalarts.org

Established in 2005, within a roughly 3,000sqft converted HEB warehouse, the Galería Guadalupe hosts a multitude of art exhibitions, artists and events that expand our interpretation of the world around us. The Visual Arts program offers artist talks and tours free to our neighbors and tourists alike. Additionally, the Galería hosts annual programming such as the Día De Los Muertos altar community exhibition and the Hecho a Mano/Made by Hand fine arts & crafts market.

On average, our programming features a new exhibition every 6–8 weeks, with an emphasis on local and regional artists. The goal of the Visual Arts program has been to highlight the artistic excellence of local intercultural dialogue via the visual arts discipline.

Current ExhibitsPrevious Exhibits

38th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival Poster Contest 

February 11- May 31, 2019

View all eligible entries to the 38th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival Poster Contest and vote on your favorite in the People’s Choice Award category. This year’s submissions will be on-view alongside some of the iconic past winning posters.


The Best of Tejano Conjunto Live Y Selena

Photography of past Tejano Conjunto Festivals by Al Rendon

February 11- May 31, 2019

Al Rendon is San Antonio’s photographer. From landmarks to community leaders, Al has photographed the face and heart of San Antonio. He has also operated fine art galleries, and his exhibitions have traveled the world. His photographs have filled books about the history of Fiesta, Charreada, and Red McCombs’ fine silver collection. Al is both craftsman and artist. His commercial photography crafts excellent images for executive portraiture, architectural documentation, and marketing. Al’s art photography spans San Antonio’s culture. In the 1980s, he served as official photographer for the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, the Fiesta Commission, and for many years, has provided editorial use photography to the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. In 2011, Al was one of six photographers chosen to represent San Antonio at the International Photographic Art Exhibition in Lishui City, China. His archival prints are in the collections of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum, Museum of Fine Art in Houston, the Cattle Raisers Museum in Fort Worth, Witte Museum and the Mexican American Museum of Art in Chicago. For more information, see www.AlRendon.com.

One of the first events I covered as the staff photographer for the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in 1985 was the Tejano Conjunto Festival, and I continued documenting the Festival through 1995. I was instructed – and inspired – by Juan Tejeda. Working with the Guadalupe awakened my Mexican heritage. Suddenly, I was photographing Conjunto stars that I had heard growing up. As my dad worked in his shop, he would play these masters of the accordion and bajo sexto delivering songs of the Hispanic experience on the radio. Now I was part of the scene, taking pictures on stage and backstage, capturing not only the musicians, but their effect on the dancers and families gathered for the festival. I’m proud to have a photographic record of several generations of Conjunto artists.