Free Cultural Events

 

Wise Wildflowers always double-check these listings, especially before traveling long distances or during inclement weather.

Free Museum Admission Days

In San Antonio, free admission is available at the following cultural organizations: Witte Museum (Tuesdays, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.); San Antonio Museum of Art (Tuesdays, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to noon); The DoSeum children’s museum (First Tuesday; 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.); and The Briscoe Western Art Museum (Tuesdays, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.).

In Austin, free admission is available at The Blanton Museum (Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; open until 9 p.m. on the third Thursday), Bullock Texas History Museum (First Sunday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Contemporary Austin (Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

 

Morning light and easels in a second floor studio at Southwest School of Art in downtown San Antonio. The school is housed in the old Ursuline Academy on the Alamo City’s historic Riverwalk. On Saturdays during the school year they host free community art classes for kids and teens. (Registration required.) They also host classes for all ages and summer camps.

 

 

Monthly Art Walks

Are you in the mood to meet some artists and gallery owners? If so, then you’ll want to make a point to check out Fredericksburg’s First Friday Art Walk (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), Wimberley’s Second Saturday Gallery Trail (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) and Boerne’s Second Satuday Art and Wine (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.). Over in Johnson City, a group of galleries host Artwalk on the last Saturday of every month (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.).

 

Dance Hall Fun

Luckenbach Texas Dancehall hosts a free, unplugged acoustic jam on most Saturdays called the Pick’n Circle (1 p.m.). Meanwhile the state’s oldest dance hall, Gruene Hall, regularly hosts free performances Wednesday through Saturday evenings, but the schedule varies month to month. On Sundays John T. Floore Country Store in Helotes hosts a free family-friendly dance.

 

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