San Antonio | The Saga
This stunning display shows rain-or-shine, year-round!
Admission: On Main Plaza, all events are free and open to the public
Where: Main Plaza, Home Of San Fernando Cathedral, 115 N. Main Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78205
Parking: Free weekend parking is available for Main Plaza visitors at two different Frost Bank street-level parking lots; Friday nights 6 p.m. to midnight and Saturdays & Sundays 8 a.m. to midnight. These parking lots are located at: Flores & Houston and Flores & Travis. Downtown Tuesday offers free parking at city-operated parking garages, parking lots and parking meters from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. every Tuesday.
Artist: Xavier de Richemont
San Antonio | The Saga debuted in June 2014 and has been a staple to the city’s community and visitors since.
This unique video art projection depicts the historical discovery, settlement and development of San Antonio, our wonderful Lone Star State, and United States history. The Saga projection covers 7,000 square feet of light, color and visual narration projected onto the majestic façade of San Fernando Cathedral- the oldest cathedral in the United States. Through the 24-minute journey, it has become a destination for residents, South Texans, national, and international visitors.
San Antonio | The Saga is the #1 Must See When Visiting San Antonio.
About the Artist
XAVIER DE RICHEMONT
He created the first festival of lights in Chartres, France in 2002, where he was the only artist and artistic director for ten years. In 2010, he was invited by the Mexican government to commemorate with his work on the bicentenary of independence and the centenary of the Mexican Revolution in seven emblematic cities in the country. Later, 2012 marked his work with the grand opening of the Grand Museum of Maya World in Merida Yucatan, Mexico with his founding piece “Yuca’ma’yab” about the Mayan’s history.
His talent into giving amazing content to his works, his lyrical graphic design and shivering movements, using slow motion and images vibrations as a leitmotiv, mixing abstraction, narration and music in a very personal way are composed and projected with his video. His research for a new style of painting through this contemporary graphical mean, his knowledge of theatrical space and his experience as a painter make him one of the most in-demand French video artist in the world.
For more information, please visit his website.