The Zona Cultural is a unique district in downtown San Antonio rich with history and cultural and art centers. The district is 44 contiguous blocks on the west-end of downtown where San Antonio has its roots and where the city first began. San Pedro Creek, Main Plaza, Military Plaza, Market Square, and Alameda Theater, among dozens of other institutions and art installations, are all located in the Zona and serve as symbols of our history and modern culture.
Centro San Antonio and many partners have joined forces to help promote and preserve this unique district through the advancement of arts and cultural development. Centro San Antonio, on behalf of its partners and many Zona stakeholders, has applied to the Texas Commission on the Arts for state recognition of the district after the City of San Antonio formally recognized the district in 2014.
The mission of the Zona Cultural is to support, develop and link concentrations of cultural, historic, commercial and entertainment experiences authentic to San Antonio. The Zona Cultural is where creative lifestyles, business, and education are connected and celebrated, and where residents and visitors engage with history and the continuing evolution of the culturally blended community.