La Villita, south of the River Walk in downtown San Antonio, was originally settled nearly 300 years ago as one of the city's first neighborhoods. In 1939, La Villita Historic Arts Village was established and the neighborhood was adapted into a center for teaching regional arts and crafts and to serve as an artists market. Today, nearly 30 shops and galleries offer distinct handcrafted items by artists from San Antonio and surrounding areas. You'll find paintings, folk art, textiles, sculptures, copper wares, jewelry, and more. Plus, in the midst of these tree-lined walkways and plazas, enjoy a savory culinary experience at the area restaurants with options ranging from traditional Mexican flavors to steakhouse favorites. For individual shop listings click the website link located under the logo image on this page.
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Since 1947 Kilwins has been a celebrated part of Americana, a place where people can celebrate, vacation and share the experience of life, family and giving in a nostalgic setting. Today we continue the tradition of serving premium confections and Ice Cream made fresh from original recipes. We are locally owned and operated and it is our pleasure to serve you with genuine southern hospitality.
“Sweet in every sense since 1947”
A visit to Kilwins provides an authentic sensory and taste experience like none other. From the moment you walk in the door your senses will be enticed with the warm sweet aroma of Chocolate, Fudge, Caramel and other fresh hand-crafted confections. See creamy Fudge being paddled the traditional way on marble tables. Listen to the sound of a wooden paddle on a copper kettle as sweet Caramel Corns and Brittles are being hand-crafted. Watch as we hand dip fresh Granny Smith Apples in our signature made-in-store Caramel, developed by Don Kilwin himself, for that perfect and best tasting Caramel Apple.
And that is just the beginning. We hand-dip a variety of treats in our Heritage Milk, Dark and White Chocolate. Try a hand-dipped strawberry, pretzel, marshmallow puff, cookie, just to name a few. The Kilwins Chocolates assortments include “Extraordinary Everyday” Truffles, Sea-Salt Caramels, and our signature Dark and Milk Chocolate Tuttles.
We have 40 flavors of "Original Recipe" Ice Cream served in our freshly-made Waffle Cones and Cups. With specialty Gourmet Cake & Ice Cream, Sundaes, Shakes and Malts, there is something for everyone at Kilwins.
We make a full line of beverages, including coffee, espresso and fruit drinks for you to enjoy with your favorite confection.
Welcome to Kilwins Alamo Plaza. “Come and Take it!”
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Bienvenidos a Historic Market Square!...one of the largest Mexican markets outside of Mexico! Since the 1820s, Market Square has been a place for generations of residents and visitors to meet, shop, dine, and dance. Explore over 100 locally owned shops in festive indoor malls filled with authentic Talavera pottery, exotic curios, handcrafted gifts and leather goods, and colorful 'south of the border' clothing. Savor traditional Mexican fare at nationally renowned restaurants and surround yourself with the sounds of Mariachi and Tejano music. If that's not enough, nearly every weekend you can experience the rich cultural traditions of Folklorico dancing on one of several stages throughout the marketplace. Historic Market Square is sure to have something for everyone!
Our Founder, James Avery, saw beauty in the world around him and was inspired to capture it in his jewelry designs to reflect the things important in life. Our designs are timeless, their appeal universal. We offer jewelry for special occasions and everyday wear. Whether it’s a first communion cross, a wedding band or a commemorative charm, each piece in our collection is crafted with the same care and attention to detail as it was more than 60 years ago. Our Customers often have a unique connection and stories tied to their James Avery pieces.
To this day, James Avery Artisan Jewelry is a family-owned company offering finely crafted jewelry designs in sterling silver, 14K and 18K yellow and white gold and gemstones for women and men – designed by our own skilled artisans in Kerrville, Texas. There are 15 stores in the San Antonio and Hill Country area, to include at the San Antonio Shops at Rivercenter. Our company headquarters in Kerrville features a Visitor Center and Store.
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