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Old 08-11-2011, 05:03 PM
 
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Where do the artist hang out in SA?
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:03 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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a little town called "Austin". I'm kidding. Are there artists here? I mean, besides graffiti vandals?

dang it. I'm sorry. I'm not feeling well and am bitter about it. I'm sure someone can answer this. I know there are artists here because one of my favorites is William Thompson.
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:07 PM
 
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anywhere within a 10 mile radius of downtown: Southtown, Alta Vista, Tobin Hill, Dignowity Hill.....
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:37 PM
 
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Seriously. Half my friends in Austin prefer San Antonio for visual arts. There are a ton of little galleries, plus the big ones. There's an entire scene in Southtown/SoFlo/Lavaca that is pretty much built around the arts, but it's more of a community--once you get invited to the parties, you'll meet a zillion people. (The "compound" over on S. St. Mary's and Stieren is something of a hub, as are Blue Star and Flight/1906--and in Tobin Hill, High Wire is a great rallying point.)

The scene's a bit more organic down here. And a huge chunk of it feeds off the Hispanic/Latino heritage.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:04 AM
 
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Southtown. It's the hub for contemporary art in San Antonio, as well as being a place that supports artists in living & gallery spaces. This ranges from galleries on South Alamo all the way down to the larger base at Blue Star Arts Complex.



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Old 08-12-2011, 07:44 AM
 
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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...
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:06 AM
 
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The big one coming up is the "First Friday" it will be the Friday in the beginning month of SAC and all the other surrounding art colleges like UTSA and such....it's always big.
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:16 PM
 
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The big one coming up is the "First Friday" it will be the Friday in the beginning month of SAC and all the other surrounding art colleges like UTSA and such....it's always big.
First Friday actually has little to do with SAC or UTSA. It's home base started with the Contemporary Arts Gallery at Blue Star and expanded into what we have today. It's also birthed 'First Thursday,' which is more of what Friday started out as: A way for serious art lovers to view and buy work that local artisans are showing. Friday has become a bit too 'Fiesta' for some, with it being overrun with underage drinking, loud drunks and folks looking to party (not appreciate art).

Here's an older CD link explaining a bit about what FF is:

//www.city-data.com/forum/san-a...st-friday.html



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Old 08-12-2011, 07:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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there's also "second friday" art walk on tobin hill. "art on the hill" i think they call it. it's a smaller collection of galleries.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:34 PM
 
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there's also "second friday" art walk on tobin hill. "art on the hill" i think they call it. it's a smaller collection of galleries.
going on now Tobin Hill Art Walk
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