An event that appears as though it should not be missed next year, like I did this year, has to be the Dignowity Hill Pushcart Derby, which Rina Moreno and Cruz Ortiz originated as a creative contribution to Contemporary Art Month. If you failed to attend as well, click here to read the San Antonio Express-News’ coverage.
But, what convinced me to find out more was Jennifer Herrera’s photograph on NowCast San Antonio. Not sure whether it was the shades or the goatee that compelled me to explore deeper, and, fortunately, someone has posted video footage capturing the carts careening across the finish line.
Note: I was not familiar with NowCast San Antonio, a nonprofit housed on the sixth floor of the Central Library. According to its website:
NOWCastSA is a grassroots project of Community Info NOW (formerly AACIS) and is funded in part by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, administered by the San Antonio Area Foundation.… NOWCastSA provides an interactive online communications portal for sharing neighborhood news – from neighborhood meetings and celebrations to disaster preparedness and volunteer opportunities, NOWCastSA focuses on the events, issues, and concerns that matter most to the neighborhood. Working hands-on with citizen journalists of all ages, the NOWCastSA team helps build new bridges for neighbor-to-neighbor communications.
NowCastSA also produces a blog, “a virtual public square.”