October 5, 2018

Sights to See: Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antonio, Texas


Blue Star Arts Complex  1420 S Alamo St., Southtown, (210) 354-3775.  The epicenter of contemporary art in San Antonio, this informal complex consists of pop-up studios in apartments, traditional art galleries, and cafes.  It is fun just to wander, but a detailed map at the website helps bring things into focus.

Blue Star Arts Complex in San Antonio, Texas
Blue Star Arts Complex in San Antonio, Texas


Blue Star Contemporary  #116, (210) 227-6960.  This non-profit contemporary art institution was established by a group of artists in 1986.

The Brick at Blue Star  #108.  At this cool venue something interesting is always happening.

Choice Goods  #103.  The original t-shirts and art here is made by local “low-brow” artists.

Choice Goods at Blue Star Arts Complex in San Antonio, Texas
Choice Goods at Blue Star Arts Complex in San Antonio, Texas


Cinnabar  #147, (210) 557-6073.  This gallery specializes in contemporary art.  I recently saw the Ana Fernandez “Still Life” show here.  Her "La Gardenia" painting depicts a local restaurant I happened to visit the day before.

"La Gardenia" by Ana Fernandez at Cinnabar at Blue Star Arts Complex in San Antonio, Texas
"La Gardenia" by Ana Fernandez at Cinnabar at Blue Star Arts Complex in San Antonio, Texas


Mockingbird Handprints  #108, (210) 878-5711.  Fine art and crafts by local artists is the specialty in this colorful gallery.

San Angel  #110, (210) 226-6688.  An eclectic collection of colorful art and clothing is the specialty here.

exterior of San Angel at Cinnabar at Blue Star Arts Complex in San Antonio, Texas
exterior of San Angel at Cinnabar at Blue Star Arts Complex in San Antonio, Texas


More things to do in San Antonio.

Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.

images ©2018 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 

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