WINNER: FL!GHT Gallery
134 Blue Star • (210) 872-2586
> From its earliest days operating out of a Blue Star Art Silo to its long run as Second Saturday ringleader at 1906 S. Flores St. to its current incarnation back at Blue Star, Justin Parr and Ed Saavedra's FL!GHT Gallery has unsurprisingly won many a fan with its unpretentious vibe and alternative approach to contemporary art. Reflective of the wide-ranging array of artists who've shown there (from emerging talent to established artists), the crowd at opening receptions can run the gamut, with art fans hanging out, drinking beer and chatting long into the after hours. Sean Thomas Johnston's "High Contrast" (comprising 75 works of contemporary glass art), "Fotos y Artefactos" (a multimedia group show highlighting works by 10 artists from Houston and Los Angeles) and "Blow It Out Your Year" (a New Year's Eve gathering uniting "an improbable number of artists") stand out among the gallery's latest hits.
1420 S. Alamo St., Suite 147 • (210) 557-6073
316 N. Flores St. • (347) 348-5394