This March, SAY Sí celebrates 21 years of showcasing the best local art, culinary fare and refreshing libations at our Small Scale • Big Change events.
With the theme, Deep in the heART of Texas, the exhibition and month-long silent auction celebrates San Antonio's vibrant creative community by featuring work by over 150 of the region’s most esteemed artists – all up for auction in support of SAY Sí’s tuition-free creative youth-development programs. Each artist’s small-scale donation has the potential to make BIG change for SAY Sí, as Small Scale continues to be the organization’s single largest money-raising campaign.

The exhibit and silent auction opens on Friday, March 2, 2018, where guests can mix and mingle with exhibited artists and begin placing bids on original artworks [online or on a mobile device] or purchase pieces at the buy-it-now price. Buy-it-now purchases are available until Thursday, March 22, 2018.
SAY Sí closes out Small Scale at the Final Auction Night on Friday, March 23, 2018, highlighting skilled chefs and mixologists with cuisine and cocktails that feature specialty items from participating bars and restaurants. During the evening, patrons can also explore the SAY Sí galleries and place their final bids on artwork.

We’re Going Digital!:
Last year we tried out a new, reliable and user-friendly bidding system called 501 Auctions. After a successful 2017 event, we have decided to go completely digital for our full month-long auction! This means that you can bid on artworks in and out of SAY Sí on a computer or mobile device, as long as you have access to internet or Wi-Fi. This allows art bidders to more easily bid and claim artworks in support of SAY Sí's tuition-free creative youth development programs. Remember, you can purchase artwork outright at the "buy-it-now" price up until midnight before the final auction night. Happy bidding, friends!

Bidding Information:
  • Friday, March 2, 2018: Digital artwork bidding and “buy-it-now” purchasing begins at 7 p.m., coinciding with the free Opening Night Event.
  • March 2 – 23, 2018: Artwork available for bidding digitally (online or on a mobile device)
  • March 22, 2018: “buy-it-now” purchases and presale tickets will end at 11:59 p.m.
  • March 23, 2018: Final day to bid on artwork, bidding will end at the end of Final Auction Night event.

Opening Reception
FREE & Open to the Public
Friday, March 2, 2018
7 – 10 p.m.

Final Auction Night
$60 Presale, $75 at the Door
Friday, March 23, 2018
7 – 10:30 p.m.

All events take place at SAY Sí, 1518 S. Alamo, San Antonio TX 78204​

About SAY Sí: SAY Sí is a national award-winning year-round, long-term, nonprofit arts-based youth development program for San Antonio area students in grades 6-12 that provides opportunities for these students to develop artistic and social skills in preparation for higher educational advancement and professional careers. SAY Sí programs serve over 200 students from all of San Antonio’s school districts - in addition to serving 3,000 youth in community programs. SAY Sí accepts diverse students from all areas of San Antonio, but first priority is given to students from inner-city schools and low economic households. SAY Sí’s unique approach to education has placed the organization on the national stage, with recognition as one of the top out-of-school-time organizations in the country by The Wallace Foundation on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. More recently, SAY Sí was one of seven international youth arts organizations chosen to receive an inaugural Creative Catalyst Award by Adobe Project 1324 on Tuesday, February 8, 2016. Creative Catalyst Awards are given to organizations across the globe that support and inspire the next generation of creatives. For more information, visit