Posts byStephen Guzman

Activism and Joining a Movement – Info Page

SAY Si’s mission is to ignite the creative power of young people as forces of positive change. We value artists, empower marginalized communities, and advance culture. Therefore it follows that SAY Sí stands in solidarity with the Back Lives Matter movement. As educators of youth, it is our responsibility, however, to educate minors in the

COVID-19 Community Resources

We asked SAY Sí families what their highest priorities are during these times of social distancing, and we have compiled a list of resources below specific to these areas. District Specific Websites/Info: SAISD NEISD NISD NISD device request HISD Digital Devices & Wifi San Antonio Public Library Free Wifi in Parking Lots Vía Vans give

SAY Sí COVID-19 Student/Parent Updates

May 15, 2020 Getting Back on Track – Virtual Meeting Attendance We are getting back into the swing of things, with regular meetings with your studio mates and teaching artists! Though we still have to stay physically apart at this time we ARE continuing our program work and want you to do the same. This means

San Antonio Scholastic Results are in!

Dear fellow art teachers, parents, and students,       Thank you for submitting your artwork to the San Antonio Scholastic Art Awards. Please follow this LINK to find the results. There were over 2,300 art submissions from all over Bexar county this year! We congratulate those chosen and encourage those not listed to continue to advance their artistic talents and participate in

Thank you to the San Antonio Junior Forum!

A huge thank you to the San Antonio Junior Forum for providing SAY Sí with a $750 grant to support it’s ABC (Artists Building Communities) program. SAY Sí is among 20 nonprofit organizations that received $20,000 in grants in 2019-2020. The San Antonio Chapter of Junior Forum has awarded over $1,383,334.00 in grants to worthy

View Our Latinx Art Collection

Through various contributions from donors and artists in its 25 years as an organization, SAY Sí has acquired works by significant Latinx artists, including Celina Hinojosa, Alma Lopez, Alex Rubio and more. This fall SAY Sí is launching a sale of this special collection, with artworks sold on rotation throughout the year.  

SAY Sí Launches Online Store

In conjunction with our Invisible Threads exhibition, we have launched an online store! You can purchase student and visiting artists’ artwork from previous exhibitions, SAY Sí swag, as well as works from SAY Sí’s Latinx Art Collection. Click on the button below to visit SAY Sí’s store.

Download El Barrio: Enough is Enough

On September 6, 2019, SAY Sí’s ALAS Youth Theatre Company presented the newest iteration of their hip-hop musical, El Barrio: Enough is Enough. SAY Sí alumni Sarah Tijerina and Nicolas Rodriguez direct the third production of SAY Sí’s original hip-hop musical with alumni guest choreographers, Julia Rodriguez and Giovan Lugo. The show’s opening included an

Be a Muertitos Fest Sponsor!

MESTIZO – Memoria Presente is the theme of this year’s Muertitos Fest, our 2-day community Day of the Dead celebration. It reflects the convergence of cultures and indigenous roots of our region.  It’s SAY Sí’s 25th Anniversary, and YOU can be part of San Antonio history! We remain committed to expanding people’s understanding of the

pARTicipate Summer Camps!

Join us this AUGUST for SAY Sí’s weeklong pARTicipate Summer Sessions for youth! Session attendees work hand-in-hand with SAY Sí’s alumni teaching artists to craft their own learning path. Through creative storytelling and artmaking, students are engaged while making valuable connections with other young artists. By the end of the week, students are inspired by a new appreciation

2019 Youth Summer FundFest

Join us as we launch our third annual summertime digital fundraising campaign to raise $15,000 by August 30, 2019 in support of SAY Sí’s multidisciplinary creative youth development programs! For this FundFest, we are reaching out to community members like you to make a positive impact on the youth we serve. Throughout the summer, we

Stories Seldom Told: More than Life

On April 19, 2019, SAY Sí will present “Stories Seldom Told: More than Life,” an exhibition examining death as an experience, belief, and industry. With the annual Stories Seldom Told exhibition, student-artists collaboratively create multidisciplinary art installations exploring a social issue they feel aren’t being addressed in their everyday lives. Students vote on their topic

Muertitos Fest Explores Mexico’s Indigenous Cultures

This November 2-3, 2018 SAY Sí presents its FREE Muertitos Fest, a Día de los Muertos festival celebrating the tradition that ties our city to Mexico and commemorates the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio. Día de los Muertos, originating in Mexico, is a time when families and communities remember those dearly departed and honor

SAY Sí Hosts John Wayne, his Life & Legend

*ALL EVENT PROCEEDS BENEFIT SAY Sí’s TUITION FREE CREATIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.* On Friday, November 16, 2018, the SAY Sí Black Box Theatre in San Antonio will be the stage for an established theatrical production of a one-man-show called “John Wayne, His Life & Legend”.  It has been on a run of theaters in the Northwest

SAY Sí Becomes Articulate Community Partner

SAY Sí has been chosen as one of three San Antonio arts partners for the Articulate series shown on KLRN Public Television! Articulate with Jim Cotter explores how creative thinkers help shape our understanding of the world, and season 3 will be shown locally. Be sure to catch this season every Thursday at 9:30 pm. Articulate with Jim

Student Journalists Create New Platform

As artists and activists, we, the students of SAY Sí, have the courage to make our voices heard. SAY Sí Students Speak is our new platform to showcase our voices and our work. Podcasts, blog posts, digital art and all content  produced by SAY Sí student-artists. Six high school artists from MAS and HIVE

Student-Artists Uncover Erased Narratives

SAY Sí’s middle and high school student-artists uncover and illuminate the neglected episodes of San Antonio’s history in the exhibition, Stories Seldom Told: Omitted Histories. Through the annual Stories Seldom Told exhibition, SAY Sí student-artists critically examine topics that go unaddressed in everyday life. After voting on the subject of the exhibition, the young artists

Small Scale • Big Change Final Auction Night

Join SAY Sí for a 21-year tradition that unites San Antonio’s vibrant arts community for one cause. With the theme, Deep in the heART of Texas, the exhibition and month-long silent auction features artwork from over 200 regional artists – all in support of SAY Sí’s tuition-free creative youth-development programs. SAY Sí closes out Small

SAY Sí to the Big Give

It’s that time of year again! The Big Give is March 22, 2018, and we are asking YOU to make a contribution of $10 OR MORE to support SAY Sí! Help us meet our $10,000 goal by making a donation to SAY Sí, big or small at thebiggivesa.org/organizations/say-si. Funds raised through the Big Give will support

2018 San Antonio Scholastic Art Awards Results

Dear Fellow Art Teachers, Parents and Students, Thank you for submitting your artwork to the Scholastic Art Awards of San Antonio. Please follow this LINK to find the results. There were over 1,800 art submissions this year! We congratulate those chosen and encourage those not listed to continue to advance their artistic talents and participate in next year’s awards. As