20 San Antonio-based photographers you should be following on Instagram

Sure, it's fun to look at cute snapshots taken by influencers, but there's something to be said for photos taken by a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

@joshhuskin
Photo via Instagram / joshhuskin
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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 free arts, music and outdoor activities to do in San Antonio this summer

Exploring San Antonio's rich cultural history, and its equally entertaining present, doesn't have to mean breaking the bank. These 20 local attractions…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Stroll through the San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Avenue, (210) 978-8100, samuseum.org
Marvel at more than 5,000 years of global history and cultures, all while in the heart of San Antonio. Admission fees are waived for locals on Tuesday afternoons and Sunday mornings.
Photo via Instagram / sama_art
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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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20 Holiday Events Happening in San Antonio This December

Just because it's the holiday season doesn't mean San Antonians will be stuck doing the same old stuff as years before. While…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Kelly Nelson

The Nutcracker

$24.50-$129, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays November 29-December 8, H-E-B Performance Hall, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org.

Ballet San Antonio’s back with a beloved Christmas favorite, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Even the least-cultured among us will recognize the ballet’s musical selections about sugar plums, snowflakes and princes, which will be played live by the San Antonio Symphony. 

Photo courtesy of Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
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Catch These Three Can't-Miss Exhibitions at San Antonio Museums Before They're Gone

As we tumble into December, it's not just the decade that's coming to a close – three major exhibitions at the San…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Kelly Nelson

Alexandra Exter: Lighting design for a tragedy, 1928 
Gouache, graphite, and ink on paper 
Photo courtesy of the McNay Art Museum
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Sexy, Colorful Moments from the 2019 Texas Body Paint Competition

The 12th annual Texas Body Paint Competition brought dozens of body paint artists together at the Guadalupe Theater. Hosted by Beyond the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Sexy, Colorful Moments from the 2019 Texas Body Paint Competition
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20 San Antonio-Based Photographers You Should Be Following on Instagram

Instagram can have a lot of folks thinking they're legit photographers, but there's actually talented locals who know what they're doing behind…

By San Antonio Current Staff

@moneyshotphoto
Photo via Instagram / moneyshotphoto
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Check Out the Rad Artists on Deck for Paper Trail San Antonio's 5th Anniversary

This weekend, Paper Trail San Antonio returns to fill Brick at Blue Star to the brim with a downright cornucopia of affordable…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Kelly Nelson

Check Out the Rad Artists on Deck for Paper Trail San Antonio's 5th Anniversary
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Everyone We Saw at the Frida Birthday Bash at Brick

San Antonians gathered at Brick to celebrate Frida Kahlo's 111th birthday! The night was filled with art, homemade flower crowns, fashion, food…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone We Saw at the Frida Birthday Bash at Brick
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25 Texas Museums Every San Antonian Should Visit at Least Once

The museums in Texas are some of the best in the country and it would be a shame for anyone to miss…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Alisa Pierce

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, themodern.org
Post-World War II art representing various themes, styles and movements can be found within the walls of this contemporary museum.
Photo via Instagram / blessedcig
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All the Beautiful People We Saw at McNay's Second Thursday

Hundreds gathered at the McNay Art Museum for the monthly Second Thursday event to enjoy free museum admission, live music and Community…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the Beautiful People We Saw at McNay's Second Thursday
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The 20 best things you should do in San Antonio this spring before it's disgustingly hot outside

It doesn't matter if you're broke, rich, young, or old - everyone wants to have fun during the spring. It's the perfect…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

Don’t pretend you weren’t thinking about Fiesta
Various celebrations, April 19-30, fiesta-sa.org
Stay safe and enjoy one of San Antonio’s biggest celebrations.
Photo via Instagram / fiestasa
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The Most Creative Artwork You Missed at Luminaria 2017

If you didn't make it out to Luminaria this past weekend, we hate to say it, but you really missed out. Check…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the Creative Sights You Missed at Luminaria 2017
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17 Photos that Wrap Up Second Thursday at The McNay Museum - October 2017

Photos by: Samantha Serna

By San Antonio Current Staff

17 Photos that Wrap Up Second Thursday at The McNay Museum - October 2017
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25 Free Ways to Have Fun in San Antonio this Week (8/14-8/20)

Looking to have some fun but stuck to a strict budget? Here are some of our picks of free ways enjoy yourself…

By San Antonio Current Staff

 Blues In The Garden 
    
    Thu., Aug. 17, 7-10 p.m., Jingu House at the Japanese Tea Garden, Brackenridge Park, 3853 N. St. Mary's
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20 Free Ways to Have Fun in San Antonio this Week (8/7-8/13)

Looking to have some fun but stuck to a strict budget? Here are some of our picks of free ways enjoy yourself…

By San Antonio Current Staff

SpaceBalls 
    
    Sat., Aug. 12, 8 p.m. Hemisfair Park, 434 S. Alamo.
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30 Free San Antonio Events to Get You Through the Dog Days of Summer

Looking for free ways to have fun this summer? We've got some ideas for you right here.

By San Antonio Current Staff

Frida Fest 2017 
    Sat., July 15, 12-9 p.m., Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg
    Que Retro Arts and Viva Vegeria host the second annual Frida Festival, a celebration of her life and works including over 50 artisan market vendors, an art gallery, a handmade mercado, music and performances.
    
    Photo by Jaime Monzon
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15 Field Trips Every San Antonian Should Revisit as an Adult

Remember when field trips were the most anticipated days of the school year? A break from the classroom, from your teacher, from your…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Institute of Texan Culture
    
    801 E César E. Chávez Blvd., (210) 458-2300,  texancultures.com
    Celebrate the many cultures of Texas and gain some new perspective on life in the Lone Star State.Photo via Instagram, 
    annalou_lovesyou
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15 Ways to Have Fun This Week in San Antonio

By San Antonio Current Staff

Cool Ghouls
    $5, 7:30pm, Sat, Aug. 20, KRTU 97.1 Radio Trinity University, 1 Trinity Place.
    Hosted by KRTU 91.7, check out Cool Ghouls in the courtyard outside of the KRTU studios. Junkie will kick off the night, which is open to all ages. 
    Photo via Facebook,  Cool Ghouls
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45 Moments from First Friday

07/01/2016 Photos by Jaime Monzon www.jmonzon.com

By San Antonio Current Staff

Photo by Jaime Monzon (www.jmonzon.com)
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20 Public Art Pieces to Visit in San Antonio

Great art isn't hard to find in San Antonio; in fact, there's probably some great public pieces in your own neighborhood. If…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Whispers
     West River Bank, North of Mission Road
    Artist: Arne Quinze, 2016
     Whispers was imagined as a portal between Mission San Juan and the River, placed along the walking path and created with colors that reference local wildflowers.
    Instagram/arnequinze
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20 Moments from Barney Smith's 95th Birthday Surprise Party

One of San Antonio's greatest characters — retired plumber, raconteur and Toilet Seat Art Museum proprietor Barney Smith — turned 95, and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

20 Moments from Barney Smith's 95th Birthday Surprise Party
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10 Free Things to Do This Week

We've got 10 way for you to fill you week with free fun right here.

By San Antonio Current Staff

 Arts Haus 8 
    
    When: Sun., May 15, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. 
    Where: Pour Haus, 386 W San Antonio St. 
    Contact: marshall@pourhausnb.com, 830-214-6033 
    Poor Haus, a bar in downtown New Braunfels, will host a plethora of artists and performers for Arts Haus 8. Jewelers, painters and at least one fire spinner will take the stage at the event. Teas and teaware will be available for purchase.
     
    Photo via Instagram/sashafiregypsy
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Moments from 'MexiQueens' Show at Karolina's Antiques

A night of local art and fashion, "MexiQueens" featured work by Anthony 'The Lemon' Diaz and Caterina Gutierrez.04/09/2016 Photos by B.K. McKee

By San Antonio Current Staff

Moments from 'MexiQueens' Show at Karolina's Antiques
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13 Art Exhibits Happening in San Antonio This Weekend

San Antonio has so much to offer when it comes to the visual arts. Here are 15 exhibits happening this weekend (Fri.,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

 "Corita Kent and the Language of Pop" 
    Where:San Antonio Museum of Art,
    200 W. Jones Ave.,  (210) 978-8100, samuseum.org/coritakent  
     When:When: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through May 8 
     Price: $5-$10
    Corita Kent was a Roman Catholic nun, the beloved art director at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles and a prolific pop artist. Her works in printmaking offer multiple entry points as they fuse issues of faith and social activism. Encompassing more than 60 works by Kent, SAMA’s latest rightly places the artist alongside contemporaries like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
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Beer, Music, Food Trucks and Art! Living it Up at McNay's 2nd Thursday

Photos by Stephen Guzman

By San Antonio Current Staff

Beer, Music, Food Trucks and Art! Living it Up at McNay's 2nd Thursday
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