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About Modern in San Antonio

Hello and welcome to the Modern in San Antonio Patreon page! It is here that followers of M!SA can have a direct impact on what we are doing for our community!

What is Modern in San Antonio?

M!SA is an online magazine highlighting local art and design in San Antonio and surrounding areas.  We have various categories of content that highlight a wide variety of interests, such as  Arts (artists/galleries/museums),  Living (residential design/lifestyle),  Urban (commercial design/real estate/development),  Eats (culinary arts),  Icons (prominent public art/historic preservation), Stay (hotels/B&Bs), Educate (local art and design schools) and Rockstars (locals doing extraordinary things on a national/global scale).

San Antonio has a vibrant and talented contemporary art and design community! By becoming a M!SA Patron in 2021 you will be the first to gain direct access to compelling content, hear/watch interviews with local creatives, and attend events that connect our community to the talented individuals that make up San Antonio! Consider becoming a M!SA Patron in 2021 and have a part in highlighting what makes our city beautiful!

What is M!SA21?

M!SA21 is our patron campaign for 2021 where followers choose a level of membership and gain exclusive access to our latest content + other perks depending on their level! As we look toward 2021, our mission is to continue to create new and interesting content, grow our community of contributing writers, continue to tap into local talent by growing our Advisory Panel, create Meet Up events where patrons and supporters can interact directly with local talent, and begin our exciting podcast/video series where we interview locals doing exciting things!

Letter from the Editor:

Dear Future Patron,

One of my passions is communicating what the gloriously creative people of San Antonio are doing to make our city beautiful, especially if it is contemporary/modern! We launched Modern in San Antonio (known in social media as @ModerninSA) in 2018 with the goal to tell the design story behind why things look the way they do in San Antonio. Why did they design it to look that way? What was their inspiration? Who are the minds behind the art/design? 

So far we have highlighted local artists/designers via writing articles about them on our website and featuring them on social media. Through this, we have been able to connect artists with art buyers and potential clients with local designers, further achieving our goal to boost economic development in the local creative industries and expanding the local appreciation for the talent we have here in SA. Another result is we have had people out-of-state contacting us as an authority on local art/design and asking about the most notable creative professionals. In 2018, we added an Advisory Panel that consists of a local architect, landscape architect, interior designer, artist, graphic designer, art/design educator, chef, and business professional that supports the arts. We also seek to put our money where our mouth is by sponsoring local fundraisers to help support the arts. In 2019, we were an underwriter for 2 of the International Interior Design Association's local fundraisers. We hope to do more in the future!

As you can see, we have the drive to tell these stories and now you can join us on this journey as well! Some immediate goals are to continue our video/podcast series highlighting local makers/creatives and artists/designers, and highlighting local initiatives and people that are shaping the fabric of our city. Please consider joining us at one of our various patron levels on Patreon in 2021.

Elizabeth Williams

How does Patreon work?

Patreon is simply a crowdfunding platform where you pledge a monthly donation. Think of it as a voluntary subscription service where you decide the amount you would like to pay. You are never locked in and you can change your pledge at any time. 
First, you will visit our M!SA Patreon page and select the "Become a Patron" button. You will then be asked to create a login with Once signed in, you can decide which M!SA support level is best for you (Minimalist, Brutalist, Constructivist, Futurist, Surrealist), enter your information, and find us deeply appreciative! 
Once you become a M!SA Patron, your card will be charged on the first of the month. Users can edit pledges at any time and also set monthly maxes so you don’t go over your budget.

Please feel free to peruse all of our social media updates as well on Instagram , Twitter, and Facebook

Here are what some people are saying about M!SA...

“Thank you @moderninsa for all you are doing to promote art and design in our great city! We appreciate you!!”  -  @creoarc on Instagram

“Great job you are doing. So excited for you and all of us in San Antonio.”  - Tim Blonkvist, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal at  Overland Partners

Everyone should support M!SA because we all should be striving for better design in our communities and I really want to thank you for doing that."  - Patrick Winn, principal of  Total Art Design and Architecture (TADA)

If you have any questions about becoming a M!SA Patron feel free to email us!  We would love the opportunity to discuss M!SA with you!

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