Where to find San Antonio's coolest murals and outdoor public art

You don't have to go to a museum to get your fill of art in San Antonio. The city is rich in…

By San Antonio Current Staff

And yet, we bloom
Corner of E. Houston and Navarro streets
Artist: Kat Cadena
This work by artist Kat Cadena was voted Best Mural in the Current's 2020 Best of San Antonio Issue.
Photo via Instagram / kat.cadena
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20 parties, brunches, drag shows and other ways to celebrate Pride in San Antonio

The pandemic can't stop this year's Pride festivities. Community members and businesses across the city are offering events and fundraisers for San…

By San Antonio Current Staff

PRIDE Bigger Than Texas Virtual Parade
Free, 5-10 p.m., June 26, Pride San Antonio, pridesanantonio.org
While the annual downtown parade is on-pause due to the pandemic, San Antonians can still virtually celebrate at the PRIDE “Bigger Than” Texas Virtual Parade! The event will be livestreamed on both Facebook and YouTube, where viewers can watch makeup tutorials, participate in the Peace Love Pride Wedding event and welcome special guests. Pre-register to get married virtually by a real judge, a PRIDE tradition, or just show up to livestream for an evening of weddings, makeup tutorials and special guests. 
Photo via Instagram / txtroublemaker
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Pabst-sponsored event brings new murals to downtown San Antonio

Arts initiatives have become a hallmark of the 177-year-old Pabst Brewing Co.'s modern era. Most recently, the San Antonio-based company behind hipster-approved…

By Bryan Rindfuss, San Antonio Current Staff

Pabst-sponsored event brings new murals to downtown San Antonio
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Briscoe Western Art Museum's Night of Artists showcases new work about the Old West

The Briscoe Western Art Museum's Night of Artists auction, exhibition and sale has returned for its 20th anniversary celebration. The annual sale…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Billy Schenck, "Dusk at Chinle", Oil, 40" x 50", $40,000
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SA Artist Spotlight: Texture Culture Highlights the Natural Hair Experience in San Antonio

Earlier this year, art collaborative Texture Culture — helmed by Helen Holmes and Quiana Croom — broke onto the scene with an…

By Kelly Nelson

"Emily," 16" x 20" (framed), $150
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San Antonio Artist Spotlight: Brittany Ham's Colorful and Complex Paintings and Illustrations

In March, Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery Co-Director Brittany Ham was meant to inaugurate the new art space Rojo Gallery at…

By Kelly Nelson

“Window Peeper,” 2019, 12” x 10”, acrylic on canvas, $600
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SA Artist Spotlight: Tim Olson's Collages and Drawings Evoke Bittersweet Nostalgia

Many of San Antonio artist Tim Olson's drawings and collages possess a quiet nostalgia bordering on melancholy. From studies of birds and…

By Kelly Nelson

"To Err or not to Err," 7” x 4 1/8”, $400
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SA Artist Spotlight: Justin Parr's Mesmerizing Glassware, Pendants and Marbles

Artist, glassblower and FL!GHT Gallery owner Justin Parr has been a mainstay in San Antonio for years. Acquiring one of the prolific…

By Kelly Nelson

Glassware, $35 apiece, available for custom order
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SA Artist Spotlight: Rikkianne Van Kirk's Minimalist Illustrations on Vintage Paper

Rikkianne Van Kirk imbues history with new life, one slip of paper at a time. The San Antonio visual artist renders many…

By Kelly Nelson

"Headstand,” Sharpie on antique paper, 4.5" x 6", $200
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Paper Trail San Antonio's New Online Exhibition Includes These Amazing Posters From Texas Artists

If you're missing First Friday, you're not the only one. To help lift our spirits during these shitty times — as well…

By Kelly Nelson

"Hang In There, Baby" by Zane Thomas
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SA Artist Spotlight: Jeff Wheeler's Prolific Output Defies Boundaries of Genre and Medium

Prolific artist and curator Jeff Wheeler hasn't let quarantine slow him down. In addition to the veritable smorgasbord of work he already has…

By Kelly Nelson

“JUST OUTSIDE STONE CITY, IOWA,” acrylic, charcoal and collage on paper, 20” x 16”, not for sale
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SA Artist Spotlight: Maya Sokovic's Calming Abstract Artwork will Benefit the San Antonio Symphony

Maya Sokovic may call San Antonio home, but she carries within her memories of her homeland of Serbia, which often appear in…

By Kelly Nelson

"Summer in Dalmatia," 48" x 36", mixed media on canvas, $2,000
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SA Artist Spotlight: Suzy González's Vivid Corn Husk Paintings and Installations

For round three of the SA Artist Spotlight, we're featuring local powerhouse Suzy González. The multi-talented artist is also one half of…

By Kelly Nelson

“What the World Needs Now” (2019), 36” x 48”, acrylic, dyed corn husks and oil on canvas, $1200. Limited edition 18” x 24” prints available for $55.
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SA Artist Spotlight: Hills Snyder's Abstract Texan Landscapes Will Help Fund the San Antonio Food Bank

Longtime fixture of the San Antonio art scene Hills Snyder may now be based in New Mexico, but he still holds a…

By Kelly Nelson

"Chinati Hot Springs 3,"  10.5" x 13.5", Framed pencil drawing, $415
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SA Artist Spotlight: Amazing Snake Collages by Sarah Fox That You Can Buy Online

With the pandemic quashing First Friday and Second Saturday for the foreseeable future, San Antonio artists have lost a key opportunity to…

By Kelly Nelson

“The Knot,” 24" x 30”, Paint on found photo, $1,200
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Start Contemporary Art Month Off Right With a Full Weekend of Events in San Antonio

With Contemporary Art Month officially kicking off in front of Blue Star Contemporary on Friday (6-9 p.m., 116 Blue Star), we've collected…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Kelly Nelson

"Precarious Life"
Free, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and 3-4 p.m. Sunday, March 22 Mockingbird Gallery, 112R Blue Star,  mockingbirdhandprints.com.
Recent San Antonio transplant Hollie Lyko will debut a set of works that use repurposed vintage souvenir plates to explore erasure, mourning, absence and loss. She will return to Mockingbird Handprints to give an artist talk on Sunday, March 22.
Photo courtesy of Mockingbird Handprints
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Enjoying Art & Language at the Blanton’s “Words/Matter” Exhibition

The exhibition “Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language at the Blanton” explores how modern and contemporary artists from the region have used…

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Enjoying Art & Language at the Blanton’s “Words/Matter” Exhibition
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