Katy Silva León
Head of Development
Katy Silva León was appointed as the Head of Development in April 2023, having served as Interim Head since September 2022. In her role, she is charged with fundraising for art exhibitions and educational programs and expanding access to the arts in San Antonio and beyond.
Silva León previously served in development roles at local nonprofits, including San Antonio Report as director of development, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center as director of marketing and communications, and Tobin Center for the Performing Arts as marketing coordinator. Her recent community involvement includes board service for the American Marketing Association San Antonio Chapter and Artist Foundation San Antonio, which is now part of the Luminaria Festival. She also served as an artist liaison at the Blue Star Arts Complex alongside running a studio practice at Flax Studio.
She lives in downtown San Antonio, where she enjoys painting in her studio and participating in the First Friday Art Walks. She enjoys running and cycling along the Riverwalk with her husband Juan and dog Cosmo. She received a B.A. in Studio Art with a minor in Art History from Trinity University.