March marks the 32nd annual celebration of Contemporary Art Month in San Antonio. What began as an event at the Blue Star Contemporary in 1986 has grown into an event featuring the work of local artists in museums, galleries and studios across the city and beyond.
Coordinating the events of the month is the Contemporary Art Month organization (CAM), an independent non-profit started in 2003 in response to the need for a central source of information regarding the activities and calendar of the month. The mission of CAM is “to promote and raise the national profile of San Antonio contemporary art and artists by organizing and facilitating a month-long celebration of contemporary art, providing marketing support, and by organizing and facilitating public programs.” CAM sponsors several free educational programs during the month for the public, as well as an open call for artists. On CAM’s website, contemporaryartmonth.com, artist-run spaces, commercial spaces and institutions can submit listings for the calendar for a nominal fee. Artists are welcome to list their studios for free. This website is a great resource for navigating art-y events.