Fiesta 2021 medal giveaways begin Saturday

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The City of San Antonio revealed the official 2021 Fiesta Medal today and announced that they will be available in public giveaways around the city.

Department of Arts & Culture said the Official City of San Antonio 2021 Fiesta Medal commemorates the latest public art installation in the city by local artist Leticia Huerta titled Bloom.

“As a city, we are returning to normal and truly flourishing, which makes the Bloom sculptures a perfect fit to be featured as the City of San Antonio’s Official Fiesta Medal,” said City Manager Erik Walsh. “Enjoying public art is a way for people to connect and showcase San Antonio’s vibrant and diverse multicultural landscape, a concept very much in line with the spirit of Fiesta.”

The department said the city features a piece of art from the public collection as the official medal for Fiesta each year and this year’s medal will have two versions to represent the two types of native flowers featured in the installation, yellow Columbine and a purple and yellow Lantana.

Renderings of the Fiesta 2021 commemorative medals, featuring two native plants that are present in the City of San Antonio’s newest public art installation Bloom.

There are ten giveaway events at one public art installation in at least each of the city’s council districts starting Saturday through June 20:

  • Saturday, June 5, 2021 – Sebastian Sculptures at Mission Marquee Plaza starting at 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 11, 2021 – River Walk Public Art Garden on Market Street starting at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 12, 2021 – Open Hand, Open Mind, Open Heart at Pittman-Sullivan Park starting at 11 a.m.
  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 – Najo Jām at Comanche Lookout Park starting at 8:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 – Soccer Ball at Culebra Park starting at 9 a.m.
  • Monday, June 14, 2021 – Sotol Duet at Panther Springs Park starting at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021 – Midden Mound Wickiups at Pearsall Park, starting at 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 17, 2021 – Lightbox at the Robert L.B. Tobin Land Bridge at Phil Hardberger Park starting at 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 18, 2021 – Spineway at Woodlawn Lake Park starting at noon
  • Sunday, June 20, 2021 – Aguas Onduladas at Elmendorf Lake Park starting at 9 a.m.

After June 20, people can donate $20 or more to the Department of Arts & Culture’s Donate to the Arts program and receive a medal by mail.

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