Artpace Secures $350,000 Grant from the City of San Antonio and Bexar County for Rooftop Renovation Project 

Artpace Secures $350,000 Grant from the City of San Antonio and Bexar County for Rooftop Renovation Project 

Artpace San Antonio is thrilled to announce the approval of a $350,000 grant from the City of San Antonio and Bexar County. This grant, through the Houston Street Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ), will enable Artpace to embark on a $1.6 million rooftop renovation project, transforming its space into a vibrant, eco-friendly, and dynamic public cultural hub. 

The funds are committed to Artpace’s rooftop renovation, which is set to begin in the spring of 2024. The highlight of the project includes the installation of a shade structure designed by Lake Flato Architects and equipped with solar panels to harness renewable energy. This sustainability feature aligns with Artpace’s commitment to environmental responsibility and innovation within the art community. 

In addition to the solar-powered shade structure, the rooftop renovation will include a dedicated food and drink service bar, providing visitors with an enhanced experience during events. A new restroom facility will also be incorporated in the design for the convenience of patrons. An expansion of the rooftop deck is a key element of the project, enabling Artpace to host a broad spectrum of events and accommodate larger audiences. 

“Artpace has been a leader in contemporary art by bringing national and international artists to exhibit with artists from our county and state for almost 30 years. I am honored to support Artpace’s rooftop renovation and look forward to their expanded free public events.”  Bexar County Precinct 2 Commissioner Justin Rodriguez 

“As an educator, Artpace San Antonio’s rooftop makeover is more than a facelift – it’s a practical curriculum in action for hands-on learning!”  City of San Antonio Councilwoman District 1  Sukh Kaur Ed.D. 

“We are deeply grateful to the City of San Antonio and Bexar County for their support of Artpace’s mission and vision for downtown,” expressed Riley Robinson, Director of Artpace. “This transformative grant, through the Houston Street TIRZ, will enable us to reimagine our rooftop space, making it a sustainable, welcoming, and dynamic destination for artists and the community.” 

The redesigned rooftop space will be instrumental in broadening Artpace’s cultural programming, allowing an expanded schedule of events. The public can anticipate an exciting array of activities year-round, including film series, performance art, live music performances, and much more. This renewed commitment to diverse programming aligns with Artpace’s vision of fostering creativity, collaboration, and community engagement

About Artpace

Artpace is a non-profit contemporary art institution located in San Antonio, Texas.
Established in 1995 by artist and philanthropist Linda Pace, Artpace is dedicated to nurturing artistic freedom and innovation. Through its residency programs, exhibitions, and educational initiatives, Artpace supports emerging and established artists, contributing to the cultural vitality of San Antonio.

For media inquiries and further information, please contact:
Riley Robinson, Director, Artpace San Antonio, rrobinson@artpace.org

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