Blue Star Contemporary

Venue  |  Exhibitions
Blue Star Contemporary
116 Blue Star
78204 San Antonio
Venue Type: Museum
Open hours
Thursday 12:00-8:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 - 6:00 pm First Friday 12 PM. - 9 PM
Gallery type

Developed from a grassroots event in July of 1986, Blue Star Contemporary is the first and longest-running venue for contemporary art in San Antonio. The establishment of BSC as an exhibition space arose from the need to provide a platform for the work and ideas of local contemporary artists. In the years since its inception, BSC has grown with the community, instigating positive change in both the art community and the community at large. The development of BSC’s exhibitions and educational programming has resulted in the social and economic revitalization of the surrounding King William and South Town neighborhoods, and the event that started it all in the summer of 1986, has developed into Contemporary Art Month, an event that now includes over fifty collaborating organizations, cultural centers, museums, and alternative spaces.

Now in its thirtieth year, Blue Star Contemporary continues to be an incubator for contemporary art in San Antonio, hosting over twenty exhibitions each year within its four on-site galleries and multiple offsite locations within the community. These exhibitions feature both emerging and world-renowned artists who hail both from the Alamo City and across the globe. Over 300,000 visitors each year experience contemporary art at BSC through exhibitions, the MOSAIC after-school education program, and community events, which is why Blue Star Contemporary stands firm in its commitment to inspire the creative genius in us all.

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