Blue Star Contemporary

Blue Star Contemporary

Museum Month Bonus

Blue Star Contemporary offers a $10 discount on memberships (Friends & Family level only)


Developed from a grassroots event in July of 1986, Blue Star Contemporary (BSC) is the first and longest-running nonprofit venue for contemporary art in San Antonio and inspires the creative genius in us all by nurturing artists through innovative contemporary art. 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 with its mission to inspire the creative genius in us all by nurturing artists through innovative contemporary art. In 2016, BSC debuted a major renovation of its 11,000 square foot exhibition space, providing an enhanced presentation platform for artwork of all media. 

Blue Star Contemporary continues to be an incubator for contemporary art in San Antonio as a W.A.G.E-certified organization committed to the fair compensation for creative work that hosts more than twenty exhibitions annually within its four on-site galleries and multiple offsite locations within the community. BSC’s 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. See website for special events and exhibitions.

Special Events

First Friday
Friday, October 5
6:00-9:00 p.m. | Free


Oct. 4th, 2018 to January 6th, 2019

Show featuring artwork from BSC Berlin Resident Artist Jesse Amado

Color of Confusion
Oct. 4th, 2018 to January 6th, 2019

Guest Curated by David S. Rubin and featuring artwork by Sylvie Blocher

Unearthed: Desenterrado
Oct. 4th, 2018 to January 6th, 2019

BSC, as a participant of For Freedoms: 50 State Initiative, presents the artwork of Adriana Corral

Monarchs: Brown and Native Artists in the Path of the Butterfly
Oct. 4th, 2018 to January 6th, 2019

Show is at Southwest School of Art and Blue Star Contemporary
Guest curated by Risa Puleo and on view at BSC and Southwest School of Art, this exhibition features the artwork of Gina Adams, Flor Ameira, Carmen Argote, Natalie Ball, Margarita Cabrera, Sarah Castillo, Juan William Chavez, William Cordova, Rafa Esparza, Nancy Freidemann- Sánchez, Nicholas Galanin, Guillermo Galindo, Jeffrey Gibson, Joe Harjo, Sky Hopkina, Donna Huanca, Salvador Jimenez Flores, Merritt Johnson, Ivan Lozano, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Rodolfo Marron III, Harold Mendez, Mark Menjivar, Ronny Quevedo, Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez, Josh Rios, Anthony Romero, Guadalupe Rosales, Carlos Rosales Silva, Edra Soto, Francisco Souto, Marty Two Bulls, Jr., Rodrigo Valenzuela, Mary Valverde, Jose Villalobos, Dyani White Hawk, and Sarah Zapata.


116 Blue Star
San Antonio, TX, 78204

Gallery Hours:
Thursday-Friday: 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
First Fridays: 10 am – 9 pm



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