"LARGEST OUTDOOR GALLERY IN TEXAS™"
work with the #1 source for STREET ART muralS
AND ARTIST rights ADVOCACY
FOUNDED BY ARTISTS, RAN BY ARTISTS, FOR THE ARTISTS!
The San Antonio Street Art Initiative is an artist ran, independent, non-profit charity that focuses on two areas of advocacy: career development and mural art programming. Since November of 2018, SASAI has been leading the way for street and mural art in San Antonio, Texas working diligently towards creating the LARGEST OUTDOOR GALLERY IN TEXAS™ and providing accessible career development opportunities to both beginner and experienced artists. SASAI scouts talent to participate in the city’s best, highly visible, community projects that showcase their artwork on a larger scale, while incorporating career development that will empower the artist as they maneuver career growth in the professional realm. SASAI takes a lot of pride in advocating for fair-pay; no one works for free! We are also known for advocating on behalf of the artist’s true aesthetic on murals, especially during our LARGEST OUTDOOR GALLERY IN TEXAS™ Program. This ultimately allows our artists to showcase their artwork on a larger scale, representing San Antonio pridefully as members of our art community and allows us to display diverse representation of what the local art community paints as working artists with a unique voice. We host a wide variety of mural programming and take pride in always putting the artist first.
Although we have only been around for three short years, we have created over 60 public art murals and advocated for over 45 artist’s careers. Our programming has taught artists of all ranges in their careers, from beginner artists who need help building their resumes, to seasoned artists who need help incorporating technology into their business structure for continued opportunity. We take pride in our non-profit being artist-founded and artist-ran. This lends itself to trust and understanding within our growing artist roster. We manage to fully understand and know first hand, the troubles and obstacles artists will encounter on their journey to becoming a full time, successful artist and so we are able to advocate with this experience in mind and help accelerate careers more effectively and efficiently. In turn, we collaborate with other successful artists to strengthen programming and build bridges locally and globally.