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Feeling the Blues

Hotel Near Blue Star Arts Complex

So Much to Shop For

Another Southtown gem, Blue Star Arts Complex is a destination along the San Antonio River. Within the 160,000 square feet, visit studios, art galleries, boutiques, bars, and eateries. Once a group of run-down warehouse buildings, the complex is now a vibrant hub of the local arts scene, including gems such as:

  • Contemporary at Blue Star: Established in 1968, this incubator for contemporary art is at the center of San Antonio's First Friday Art Walk. With more than a dozen exhibitions a year, expect themes that can range from the environment and communication to nostalgia and family.
  • Blue Star Brewing Company: An outdoor deck, live jazz, meals made with local produce, and organic beer brewed in-house are the highlights of this microbrewery.
  • Mockingbird Handprints: Shop here for an eclectic mix of art, ceramics, cards, and home décor, all crafted by local and regional artists.