If you are looking for ways to keep your kids engaged during the last days of summer, then come on down to Blue Star Contemporary for H-E-B Family Saturday on August 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Family Saturday, sponsored by H-E-B’s Tournament of Champions, is a day of hands-on art activities in the galleries for kids of all ages.  The art-making activities for this day are inspired by Blue Star Contemporary’s current exhibitions: Augmented Reality, Insurrection and Echo and Narcissus. 

These exhibitions-related programs are intended to encourage kids to draw connections between themes, methods and materials present in BSC’s current shows and their own art through fun, hands-on projects.  There will also be a screening of the film WALL-E in BSC’s Art Education Learning Lab, home to the monthly Film Friday screenings and artist talks, as well as activities to promote engagement with contemporary art.  Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be provided.  The event is free and open to the public.  Please call (210) 227-6960 to register or visit bluestarart.org for more information. 

Starting in August, Blue Star Contemporary is extending its hours and will now be open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.  

First Friday falls on August 4 this month.  On this day, BSC will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and admission is free.  This is a great opportunity to come out and see the summer exhibitions before they close on September 3. 

Please visit bluestarart.org/calendar for information on all upcoming events.

- Katy Tuck, BSC Visitor Ambassador