Van Gogh, Picasso, and Monet are names that should ring a bell when it comes to art. These iconic artists are known for their talent and beautiful works. While anyone can now take a brush to canvas, the art galleries in San Antonio are sure worth a visit. At these art galleries, works from local artists to well-known names are all on display.
San Antonio Art Galleries
Become part of the art in this immersive art experience! Hopscotch has 14 interactive installations that are the product of multiple artists who’ve collaborated to bring you an experience like never before. Exhibitions rotate over time. Besides the exhibitions, there’s a public lounge, patio, and food truck space!
Where: 711 Navarro St Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205
In the Blue Star Art District, you can find several galleries. However, the Blue Star Contemporary is the first nonprofit venue for contemporary art. There are over 20 on and offsite exhibits every year, all of which provide an insight into contemporary art. If you’re looking for a taste of modern, visit the Blue Star.
Where: 116 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204
Right off the River Walk, you can find the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA). SAMA has several wings in which you can find years of art – Greek, the ancient Americas, all the way to folk art. The SAMA also hosts several events for the public to partake in. Visit their site to see what’s happening.
Where: 200 W Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215
Artpace is another contemporary art gallery in San Antonio. Here you can find works by regional, national, and international artists. There are both residency artworks and exhibitions that rotate.
Where: 445 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78205
The Villa Finale was home to a local preservationist. Now, it’s home to a museum and garden filled with fine and decorative art. The artworks come from the last owner who had a collection of over 12,000 items. Stroll through the beautiful grounds to enjoy the historic view.
Where: 401 King William St, San Antonio, TX 78204
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The POGO pass gives you access to 35 different entertainment venues in San Antonio, Austin and Waco for just $39.98! Detailed list of San Antonio Attractions is below.
San Antonio Area Attractions:
- One visit to the San Antonio Zoo
- One visit to the Witte Museum
- One visit to the Buckhorn Museum
- One visit to Splashtown
- One visit to Wonder World Park
- One visit to the San Antonio Aquarium
- One visit to Rush Fun Park
- Two visits to Urban Air Trampoline Park
- Six tickets to the University of Texas – San Antonio athletic events (multiple sports)
- Two visits for a free buffet at Incredible Pizza
- Two visits to Pump It Up
- Two visits to Monster Mini Golf & Laser Tag for a round of Mini Golf
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The Cinnabar Gallery features works of contemporary art. Here there are works of paintings, glass art, pottery, and much more. If you’re looking for a space that is quiet and you can get lost in, it’s the Cinnabar.
Where: 1420 S Alamo St #147, San Antonio, TX 78210
While this may not be a traditional indoor gallery, true art is far from traditional. At Essex, you can find murals painted on concrete walls in what used to be an abandoned lot. Essex began with the idea to project art with the community. If you ever find yourself with a beautiful day, head down to this modern city.
Where: 51 Essex St, San Antonio, TX 78210
A contemporary art center inspired by a dream. The building itself can be considered art as it was designed by David Adjaye, a leading architect of the generation. Within the walls, you can find interactive exhibitions as well as powerful statements of art.
Where: 150 Camp St, San Antonio, TX 78204
The McNay is probably the most popular museum in San Antonio. On the 25 acres of land, there are permanent works as well as rotating exhibits. Some are interactive and feature local artists. The McNay also often hosts public events. Visit their site to see what’s happening.
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209
It may seem odd to head to a university to view art, but the Main Art Gallery is home to exhibitions by professional artists and students. Many of the exhibitions range from various topics so drop in whenever you’re looking for a change of art galleries.
Where: Paseo Del Sur, San Antonio, TX 78249
With plenty of art galleries in San Antonio, there’s no reason to be frustrated with the drawing board. After visiting one of these, it’s no doubt you’ll find yourself feeling inspired and also having more appreciation for works of art.
Check out our article on all the museum events and exhibits happening in July here!