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Old 08-12-2011, 11:01 PM
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First Friday, First Saturday... I am still confused where to go and how to find out about happenings? Can you give me some specific places or event calendars?
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:33 AM
Location: San Antonio
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cookie: first friday is centralized around blue star complex and the area around south alamo. we usually start at the complex and walk around nearby neighborhoods. it happens every month.

1400 S.Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78204

there are a number of galleries in the complex including the actual bluestar gallery, cactus bra, stonemetal press, etc. say si (non profit org for supporting children and the arts) is nearby and usually open for ff. r gallery, recently opened by alex rubio, is down flores street (110 E. La Chapelle), and all along south alamo there are usually business and galleries open. just follow the crowd. there's also a lot of great places to eat. stonemetal press has loteria fridays, every third friday of the month, where you have dinner, play loteria and have a chance to win some great original fine art prints http://www.stonemetal-press.com/

second friday is called the tobin art walk and is held every month.
Tobin Hill Art Walk
it's downtown but not near south alamo, and not as big an event, but i do like the galleries. i usually start at highwire and work my way down.
326 w josephine
Venues Home

the museum of art is free on tuesdays 4-9pm
200 West Jones Avenue
San Antonio Museum of Art

the mcnay is free thursdays 4-9, and on first sundays
6000 North New Braunfels
McNay Art Museum

artpace has taco fridays
445 North Main Avenue
- artpace

the witte is free on tuesdays 3-8pm
3801 Broadway St
Welcome to the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas

alameda museum
101 South Santa Rosa Avenue
The Museo Alameda

southwest school of art
Southwest School of Art

more info on various events and other galleries can be found at:
The Cultural Calendar for the City of San Antonio's Office of Cultural Affairs | Sahearts.com
Arts San Antonio
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Proffer View Post
Every town has an art community, and San Antonio is no different. I agree that the artists live within a ten mile radius of downtown. Unfortunately and predictably, that's as far as their influence and art goes, as well...
Artists/creative people like to be around people who support creative endeavors. You think they ought leave the neighborhoods that support them in an effort to convert suburbanites? Hilarious.
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:20 PM
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Oh, and check this out fantastic article: Don’t be such a tourist.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:36 AM
Location: san antonio texas
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Originally Posted by Cookiemeister View Post
Where do the artist hang out in SA?
at starbucks, writing their novels on their laptops for the world to see!
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:44 PM
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Thanks for the specifics!
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:18 PM
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dvlpr, i was just suggesting that san antonio art does not leave san antonio.
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