Artifacts Online--SMART Fair edition

I'm thinking of changing the name of Artifacts to "Aartvark." What do y'all think?

More importantly, SMART Fair is this Saturday. Here's my column about it:

Hey, who cares if the pointy-headed four-eyes over at ranked the Alamo City 53rd out of 55 in its list of “America's Smartest Cities?” The Beast don't know us like that, y'all (the accompanying photo to San Antonio's rather snarked-out entry features a cadre of Battle of the Alamo re-enactors, btwâ?? hardly representative of our most innovative thinkers, verdad?) We're a helluva lot more intellectually gifted than we look. San Antonio might not boast as many graduate degree-holders as Louisville, Kentucky (?!) or as many bookstores as Seattle, but hell, that's not because we're dumb. IT'S BECAUSE WE'RE POOR. Artifacts'd like to see those snooty types from Cambridge, MA assemble a Fiesta float out of detergent bottles, tissue paper and white-out, or throw an entire kid's birthday party for under fifty bucks. We've said it before and we'll say it again: rasquache is an exalted form of genius. And speaking of kids and parties, prove the naysayers wrong by heading to the S.M.A.R.T Fair this Saturday, where all day long, there'll be food, drinks, art on display, and amazing creative activities for the whole family. The proceeds from this brainy artsy-smartsy cranium-a-thon will go to support Supporting Multiple Arts Resources Together, which provides numerous art-educational outreach programs, mentorships by local working artists, mural projects, and exhibition possibilities for our young creative hopefuls all year long. An ART city is a SMART city, and San Antonio's got incredible potential as a center of challenging thought and action. Let's fund art development, folks; later we'll work on the bookstores.

--sarah fisch


Saturday, October 10, 2009

1 PM - 9:00 PM

1906 S. Flores