S.M.A.R.T. partners with art education leaders and institutions to explore, create, and apply innovate programming. Through our professional development program, we mentor university students through hands on art handling workshops, introducing framing materials, teaching art presentation and the science of archivability. Our Briscoe is S.M.A.R.T. art program teaches over 500 elementary students annually through our fully aligned TEKS ad IB Units of Inquiry art education curriculum. S.M.A.R.T. tours share 8 artist studios, 4 art galleries, custom picture frame shop & inspiring architecture with students, educators, artists and community.
S.M.A.R.T. brings innovative arts curriculum and mentoring to schools. In 2012 the Briscoe is S.M.A.R.T. program partnered with Briscoe Elementary reaching over 500 elementary students annually. As a result, in 2020 the campus earned their status as a World IB in district charter school (SAISD) focused on fine arts and world music. Launching programs like beMOCA (Briscoe Elementary Museum of Contemporary Art), a student run contemporary art museum on campus, S.M.A.R.T. cements the connections between school, community, and institutions while connecting student voices globally. Additionally, through its professional development program, S.M.A.R.T. partners with local universities to mentor students in art handling, framing, presentation, and the science of archivability and marketability. In 2017, S.M.A.R.T. connected artists and community members to create murals along the World Heritage Trail through the City of San Antonio's Public Arts San Antonio (PASA) program. Located in the iconic 1906 building, S.M.A.R.T. houses a custom picture frame shop, 14 art studios, nonprofits, a design firm and inspiring architecture. In 1998 S.M.A.R.T. founded the Second Saturday Artwalk continue to bring over 12,000 people annually to its facility.