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Family Saturday

Join the Contemporary in a free, all-ages art making afternoon with activities inspired by the work in our current exhibition, Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers.

Visitors will gain a deeper connection to art through the activities designed by local artists and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Family Saturday

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Join us for an afternoon of free, hands-on art-making activities designed and inspired by the Contemporary’s exhibiting artists. Family Saturday is a free, all-ages afternoon for exploring art through artist-designed activities and workshops. This Family Saturday features local artists Daniela Oliver de Portillo and Michael Guerra Foerster.

 

Support for Family Saturday at the Contemporary at Blue Star is generously provided by the King William Association and Ricos.

Young boy making colorful art project at a table with a mother leaning over him. Other kids and adults in the background.

Family Saturday, November 2023. Photo credit: Francisco Cortes.

Family Saturday

116 Blue Star

Free and open to the public

Join us for an afternoon of free, hands-on art making activities designed by the Contemporary’s exhibiting artists. This Saturday, join us for workshops led by In Passing: Fronteño Epics from Across Time artist Juan de Dios Mora, and Hiromi Stringer, whose solo exhibition, The Dog Show: Time Traveler Umeyama’s Drawings from the 21st Century is currently on view.

Additionally, we are pleased to present the public unveiling of A Monument for the People, a participatory art project that invites youth to reimagine what monuments are and who they are for in our community. This project was initiated by artist Mark Menjívar in collaboration with over 450 students from the CAST School network. Visitors will have an opportunity to contribute their own monuments to the project! Thank you to the San Antonio Area Foundation and Blue Meridian Partners for their financial support of A Monument for the People.

Family Saturday is a free, all-ages afternoon for exploring art through artist-designed activities and workshops. Support for Family Saturday at the Contemporary at Blue Star is generously provided by the King William Association and Ricos.

Family Saturday at the Contemporary at Blue Star. Photo credit: Francisco Cortes

Family Saturday

Saturday, December 3, 2022 | 1 – 4 PM

Join us for free, fun-filled hands-on activities for all ages inspired by art and artists of the Red Dot Show. This afternoon of art-making is a great way to explore the exhibitions on view through activities designed by Red Dot Honorees Andy and Yvette Benavides as well as participating artists Ernesto Ibañez and Ashley Perez.

Support for the Contemporary at Blue Star’s Family Saturday provided by the King William Association.

Family Day April 2022. Photo credit Francisco Cortes.

Family Saturday

Saturday, June 25, 2022 | 1 – 4 PM

Free for all!

Join Contemporary at Blue Star for an afternoon of artist-designed activities for the whole family. Young participants and their adults explore current exhibitions through art-making and fun-filled activities. This event is free and open to the public.

Family Day April 2022. Photo credit Francisco Cortes.

Family Saturday

Saturday, April 23, 2022 | 1 – 4 PM

Free for all!

Join Contemporary at Blue Star for an afternoon of artist-designed activities for the whole family. Young participants and their adults explore current exhibitions through art-making and fun-filled activities, including one designed by Threads Bare artist Audrya Flores. This event is free and open to the public.