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One People, Many Paths

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Celebration Circle hosts an annual artist-based fundraiser called "One People, Many Paths: Sacred Art of Altars." Each year, local artists are invited to share their creativity by participating in the exhibition where 60+ duplicate boxes--each with identical dimensions--are created and distributed. The artists are encouraged to express their divine inspiration in transforming the altar boxes. Then, at the end of the closing reception, each altar receives a new home.

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19th Annual 

SACRED ART OF ALTARS:
ONE PEOPLE, MANY PATHS

50+ artist-crafted altars of identical shape/ size display the common threads of our humanity and creativity.

2023 DATES COMING SOON

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The Start

One People, Many Paths was envisioned as an annual fundraiser and exhibition for Celebration Circle after the longest-serving member of our Council of Stewards, Edward “Butch” Sagebiel, had the idea to give a group of artists similar wooden box shapes to create and transform as a fundraiser for a gala. His concept was the impetus for this project which remains our signature fundraising event to this day.

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The Goal

This exhibit is a reflection of the growing embrace of “nichos” or small, personalized shrines, in the popular culture of the Southwest. This artistry has long been an integral part of San Antonio’s spiritual heritage.  

 

Altars are becoming increasingly evident in secular settings such as art galleries, museums, homes and businesses alike. Using the same altar blank showcases the creativity of the artists.

Photo Galleries

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2022 Entries

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2021 Entries

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2020 Entries

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2018-2019 Entries

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2017 Entries

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2016 Entries

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2015 Entries

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Postcard Timeline

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2008

2008

Postcard front for 2008 Sacred Art of Altars Fundraiser and Exhibition

2009

2009

Postcard front for 2009 Sacred Art of Altars Fundraiser and Exhibition

2010

2010

Postcard front for 2010 Sacred Art of Altars Fundraiser and Exhibition

2011

2011

Postcard front for 2011 Sacred Art of Altars Fundraiser and Exhibition

2012

2012

Postcard front for 2012 Sacred Art of Altars Fundraiser and Exhibition

2013

2013

Postcard front for 2013 Art of Altars Fundraiser and Exhibition

2014

2014

Postcard front for 2014 Sacred Art of Altars Fundraiser and Exhibition

2015

2015

Postcard front for 2015 Sacred Art of Altars Fundraiser and Exhibition

2016

2016

Postcard front for 2016 Sacred Art of Altars Fundraiser and Exhibition

2017

2017

Postcard front for 2017 Sacred Art of Altars Fundraiser and Exhibition

2019

2019

Postcard front for 2019 Sacred Art of Altars Fundraiser and Exhibition

2020

2020

Postcard front for 2020 Sacred Art of Altars Fundraiser and Exhibition

2021

2021

Postcard front for 2021 Sacred Art of Altars Fundraiser and Exhibition

2022

2022

Postcard front for 2022 Sacred Art of Altars Fundraiser and Exhibition