Calendar of Programs & Events at Villa Finale

What's On at Villa Finale

Ticket purchases may be made below (unless otherwise specified) or by calling Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800. Payment for your ticket must be made at the time of reservation.

Please contact Farrah Varga, Marketing & Development Coordinator, at for more information about programming or for any programming-related media requests.


Villa Finale Presents:

Power of the People

A Special Tricentennial Edition of Our Annual Lecture Series



Villa Finale's celebrated lecture series, now in its third year, has brought local writers, academics, and business people to our elegant Napoleon Parlors to engage with guests in a salon-style atmosphere.  

This year's series, Power of the People, coincides with San Antonio's 300th anniversary and will showcase some of our city's true innovators, pioneers, and visionaries as they discuss topics spanning 300 years of history in San Antonio.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 

Lecture #3 (SOLD OUT)

San Antonio Past to Present

 Charlie Gonzalez 

 The Honorable Mr. Gonzalez represented Texas's 20th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2013.



Thursday, November 8, 2018 

Lecture #4 (SOLD OUT)

The Future of San Antonio

 Robert Rivard

Journalist and founder of The Rivard Report, a non-profit blog with a focus on arts, politics, education, business, and culture in San Antonio 


Friday, July 20th

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Designed for children ages 5-10


Children will be transported to the world of art through three special stories told in different rooms inside Villa Finale. Concluding story time, budding young artists will create their own "works of art" to take home. 

*This event is now sold out*

Villa Finale After Dark:

Music for Your Eyes

Thursday, July 26th

6:30pm - 8:00pm



Guests to Villa Finale will see beautiful sights and be treated to unique sounds during our special tour, Music for Your Eyes. This evening experience highlights the music machines in the museum's collection with demonstrations of unique music boxes, antique turntables, and more. The tour ends with a concert played on Mr. Mathis's automated 1921 Bechstein-Welte piano while guests are treated to a glass of champagne!

*This event is now sold out*


Walter Mathis Day

Saturday, August 11th

10:00am - 4:00pm (last tour entry at 3:30pm)


Experience the beauty of this 1876 Italianate mansion and its extensive collection of art and antiques at your own pace and on your own schedule! In honor of the birthday of the late Walter Mathis, the final owner of Villa Finale, we are offering admission-free self-guided tours of the first floor, with demonstrations of the home’s antique music machines at 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00. Come celebrate "Walter Mathis Day" with us!

Please call Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800 with any tour-related questions. 

Villa Finale After Dark:

Evening Guided Tour

Wednesday, August 15th

6:30pm - 7:30pm


$12/seniors, students, and military

See Villa Finale in a whole new light on our evening tour! This tour is perfect for those who want to visit Villa Finale, but whose schedules do not allow a daytime visit.

To keep this experience enjoyable for our guests, this tour is very size-restricted. No tickets will be sold at the gate. 

Please call Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800 to purchase your tickets or click here to purchase online. 


Somos San Antonio (We Are San Antonio)
An Outdoor Celebration of Local Art

Somos San Antonio is a special outdoor exhibition celebrating the city of San Antonio, its residents, and its places.

Artists whose work best exemplifies the essence of the city will have an opportunity to display their work during a one-night garden exhibition at Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens located at 401 King William Street on Thursday, September 6th, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. The exhibition will be part of an evening garden social complete with music, beverages, and light refreshments! 

Who is eligible to display their art at Somos San Antonio?

Budding artists of any age or skill level with art of any media may participate. Media includes but is not limited to:

  • Photography
  • Paintings
  • Illustrations / Cartoons / Drawings
  • Prints
  • Sculpture
  • Other creative forms, as approved

How can my art be included in the exhibition?

You may submit photos showing examples of your work via email at Artists must keep in mind thatSomos San Antonio is a family-friendly event; therefore, we ask that art not include profanity, nudity, violent or sexual themes.

Art criteria

Art must be small and light enough to be put up and taken down at least one hour prior to and one hour after the conclusion of the event. A maximum of six pieces per artist may be displayed. Artists must bring their own display fittings (such as easels, pedestals, etc.) unless otherwise arranged with Villa Finale. Questions? Email

How will art and / or artists be selected for the exhibition?

Artists who submit photos showing examples of their work will be selected based on how well their pieces reflect the exhibition theme: all the things that make San Antonio a great and unique city. 

May artists sell their art?

Yes, as long as the artist makes his or her own arrangements for payment, including the ability to make change if cash is involved.

Art for a cause

Each artist will have an opportunity to donate a portion of, or all, proceeds from the sale of their art to a cause selected by Villa Finale.

Submissions are due by Monday, August 20th. Selections will be made by Friday, August 24th. 

Please call (210) 461-5444 with any additional questions