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Old 02-05-2009, 11:16 AM
 
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Sorry I guess I'm full of questions today but I'm relatively new to the area so am trying to learn about the culture and events in San Antonio. I really like the arts, crafts, poetry, things that nature.

Someone mentioned "First Friday" to me? What exactly is it and where it is held?

Thank you.
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:21 AM
 
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Kind of an "art walk" every 1st friday of the month (go figure). This site may be helpful: First Friday - San Antonio: CitySearch
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:24 AM
 
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It's a art event every first friday of the month that happens in the Southtown area of San Antonio.

Southtown - San Antonio Arts District, San Antonio, TX
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:31 AM
 
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Go it is fun
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:25 PM
 
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Others have posted the links so I'll describe a bit more. All the galleries/restaurants/shops in Southtown, anchored by Blue Star Arts Complex on one end then leading up S. Alamo with spill off into the side street "galleries" (often artist's homes) are open and displaying art. Anchored on the north end by Acalpulco Drive In's classic car 'show.' Also spills out the other end towards La Tuna, although there used to be a lot going on in the Silos, not so much now.

Much of the art is locally produced but not limited to local art. Many of the bigger places rotate regularly, others, if it's the artist's own place, will show their current work or that of their friends. Many vendors display their work along the street. There are usually live bands and other assorted live 'sounds' (ie a drum circle, other things approximating music ;-), poetry readings, etc) at assorted sites, some in specific buildings, others on street corners. Jump Start Theatre often has a show, there's lots of interpretation of what 'art" means.

Lately I've found the bigger galleries to be less interesting than the little ones - i.e., the apartments around Blue Star where artists show their own stuff.

Vendor wise, for awhile it was a lot of the usual street crap, but they've gotten a bit tighter with the vendors so it's improved.


Don't try to drive down S. Alamo south of Durango. One of these days we'll make it a pedestrian zone for First Friday, for now it's just packed.
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:00 PM
 
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It's a art event every first friday of the month that happens in the Southtown area of San Antonio.

Southtown - San Antonio Arts District, San Antonio, TX
Gosh I love this message board. So many fun places to see, that I probably would not know existed if not for all of y'all. Thanks!~
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:59 PM
 
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First Friday is fun and fabulous!

Also, if you guys are interested in that sort of thing, On and Off Fred is coming up Feb. 13-15. http://www.onandofffred.org/ - looks really cool. This is just its second year but we're going to check it out.

ETA: Oops! Link won't work? Anyway if you google "on and off fred, it should pop right up.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:01 PM
 
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Gosh I love this message board. So many fun places to see, that I probably would not know existed if not for all of y'all. Thanks!~
Pick up the Current every week and read Texas Monthly. You'll find PLENTY to do in San Antonio!
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:39 PM
 
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Pick up the Current every week and read Texas Monthly. You'll find PLENTY to do in San Antonio!
LOL I get Texas Monthly. I've been a subscriber since I left Texas with the USAF in 1998. I used to get Texas HIghways as well, but it was a pretty expensive magazine (but beautiful).
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:09 AM
 
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maybe it is your scene, but we hated it. very few galleries, mostly just street vendors and people looking to drink. we ended up just walking around King William looking at the great architecture.
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