San Antonio Art Galleries, Museums, Supplies & More

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Over the next few minutes we will be breaking down everything we know about art in San Antonio in full detail and our first section will fully cover the best art galleries and museums near you.

After that we will get into a variety of other topics like art supply stores, events, festivals, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, local sculptures and statues, art classes, studios for rent, and the top frame shops in your area.

You can jump straight to any section that interests you most by using the table of contents on the left and we are also including a San Antonio art map that stretches out to suburbs like New Braunfels with all of the spots we mention throughout the post pinned on it.

The Midwest is an area that we have written about often on our site.

Best Art Galleries & Museums In San Antonio

To see the best art galleries and museums in San Antonio visit:

There are numerous programs available like workshops for kids, family art activities, lectures, concerts, films, and more starting at 10am Tuesday through Sunday at the San Antonio Museum of Art. One of the main events on their schedule is the local Touch-Free Art Crawl for kids which is usually held in February and they are also a great place to see art near you that spans over 5,000 years in their vast collection.

Speaking of a vast collection there are over 20,000 unique works at the McNay Art Museum which opens at 10am Wednesday through Saturday and noon on Sunday.

The Night of Artist Events at the Briscoe Western Art Museum in the spring raises a ton of money and is definitely a can’t miss. You might also want to check out their cool sculpture garden when the museum is open from 10am to 5pm Thursday through Monday.

Artspace is open from 10am to 5pm on weekdays and starting at noon on weekends and hosts the Chalk it Up Event each October plus they have popular summer camps for kids.

The first nonprofit venue for contemporary art in San Antonio was Blue Star and it is still going strong today opening at noon Wednesday through Friday and at 10am on weekends. Any high school student would be wise to try out their year round after school art education programs.

Materials & Supplies Near You

These art stores in your area should have all of the materials and supplies you need:

A wide variety of high quality custom kits are available at Asel Art.

Any potters, sculptors, ceramicists, and clay artists will find all the supplies and materials they need at Roadrunner Ceramics who also offers free or paid classes and workshops plus they can handle your firing needs.

Shows & Events

Some of the best annual shows and events around the city are:

We mentioned the Touch-Free Art Crawl at the San Antonio Museum of Art earlier which is held every February which is generally for toddlers under 24 months of age and their caregivers.

The Brisco Western Art Museums annual Night of Artists in March is a great place to look at and potentially buy hundreds of pieces of Western contemporary art from nearly a hundred leading contemporary artists.

Local artists come out for the Chalk it Up festival each October when they create incredible chalk murals around the downtown streets.

The Annual Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival includes performances, light projections, and art installations by local, national, and international artists alike and you can check it out each November at Hemisfair.

La Villita Historic Arts Village presents the free to enter Annual Starving Artist Art Show each April where you can find all kinds of handmade art, jewelry, and unique specialty items.

Art Dealers & Appraisers

Sometimes you might want to add a new piece to your collection or learn the true value of something and if so you can go to one of these art dealers and appraisers in your area:

You can get in-home or in-office consultation plus help with sales, consignments, and appraisal services at Nanette Richardson Fine Art Galleries.

If you need a specialist in acquisition, appraising, framing, or installation you can also contact the Parchman Stremmel Gallery.

There are consignment programs and art for lease at the Mill Street Gallery.

Walking Tours

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Art walking tours can be a lot of fun when the weather is nice:

The world famous San Antonio River Walk will take you past museums, theatres, and art schools near you to find find large art collections plus musical and theater performances.

There are over 25 shops and galleries in the La Villita Historic Arts Village and they are always hosting different kinds of events like the aforementioned Starving Artists Show.

Sculptures & Statues

Taking selfies with these sculptures and statues could also be enjoyable on a sunny day:

  • The Torch of Friendship at 333 Losoya St
  • World’s Largest Cowboy Boots at 60 NW Loop 410 #18
  • Spineway at 1401 Cincinnati Ave
  • The Founders Monument at 159 Dolorosa

The Torch of Friendship was unveiled downtown back in 2002.

You can find the World’s Largest Cowboy Boots on the south side of North Star Mall where it has been since 1980.

Mark Fornes created the Spineway Sculpture which sits at Woodlawn Lake Park.

Armando Garcia Hinojosa created The Founders Monument back in 2012 which is located in front of the courthouse.

San Antonio Art Classes

You might be searching for private lessons or group classes for kids, teens, or adults and either way the best San Antonio art schools are:

There are art classes for all ages, open studio time, and life drawing sessions that are open to the public at the Coppini Academy Of Fine Arts.

For a fun sip and paint studio try out A Painting We Van Gogh.

There will be everything from art classes for kids, home schooling options, after school programs, and camps available at Artworks Art Studio who also does team-building events for business and can host parties for adults.

Whimsy Art Studio also has lessons for kids and adults plus they host private parties.

Henry Ford Academy Alameda School for Art Design is a public high school for college prep in art in your area that is tuition-free.

For more summer camps for kids or classes and workshops in a wide variety of mediums check out the Alla Prima Art Studio.

Other venues we have mentioned in different sections that also provide local art classes are Blue Star Contemporary and Roadrunner Ceramics.

Studios For Rent Near You

When you want to begin your next project you can try renting an art studio in your area:


Some of the top San Antonio art framing services would be:

There will be nearly 2,000 frame samples available at Affordable Picture Framing.

You can get on-site consultations, frame repairs, glass replacement, and even mirror framing at O’Shaughnessy Custom Framing.

Hunter Road Custom Framing specializes in picture printing services and has over 100 types of mats to choose from.

Other places we have mentioned throughout the post that do framing services are the Parchman Stremmel Gallery, Artarama, and Michaels.

By the way we have also discussed local art in:

Have Fun Enjoying The San Antonio Art Scene

Hopefully we did a decent job of covering the full art scene near you. We listed the best galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers in your area.

If you made it this far you might just know quite a bit about the local art scene yourself. It would be great if you could share your own tips, or let us know if we may have gotten anything wrong in the comments.

Have fun going to the galleries, museums, buying supplies or doing anything that has to do with art in San Antonio!

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This post and all of the posts on our site are edited by Dan Soloman who has been a huge fan of art since he was a little kid. His mother was a good local artist, and she taught him the trade from a very early age. He studied art and its history in both high school and college, has worked at multiple galleries, and recently has begun creating and editing online content for this site and some other online media platforms.


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