Blue Star Contemporary (BSC) is the first and longest-running nonprofit venue for contemporary art in San Antonio. Its inception 34 years ago created a pathway that supported the revamp of a warehouse complex into an artist-centric, mixed-use development, sparking the total revitalization of San Antonio’s Southtown.

BSC hosts 15 contemporary exhibitions annually; a year-round after-school art education program for high school young people, the MOSAIC Student Artist Program; and the Berlin Residency Program. In 2017, BSC became the only San Antonio arts organization to be W.A.G.E.-certified, solidifying its commitment to fair compensation of artists and creative professionals.

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Mike Casey

In celebration of Mike Casey's 80th birthday, BSC debuts new portrait by Alex Rubio.

Terran Last Gun

A solo exhibition of ledger drawings, a form which rose to prominence amongst Native artists, in the mid-1800’s and continues today. July 1, 2021 - September 5, 2021


Doerte Weber: Shed

Weavings reflecting on COVID-19 and everyday life during the pandemic. July 1, 2021 - September 5, 2021


The Sitter

A group exhibition highlighting contemporary portraiture and figuration. June 3, 2021 - September 5, 2021


Joanna Keane Lopez: The Adobe Color Laboratory

A solo exhibition of newly commissioned adobe sculptural work. July 1, 2021 - September 5, 2021


Our Mission

To inspire the creative genius in us all by nurturing artists through innovative contemporary art.

Blue Star Contemporary currently welcomes nearly 30,000 visitors on-site each year, and more than 300,000 through off-site exhibitions in multiple regions across our geographically large city—an audience representative of San Antonio’s diverse population.


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