A rainy day brought my daughter and I into the Artworks studio on Nacogdoches for Open Art. She is always drawing and coloring so I was sure she would love the opportunity to paint and create. What I love most about this place: freedom for creative expression without the mess at home!  The studio is divided into several stations where kids can use different mediums to create the own masterpieces. I loved the unique tools used for painting such as toy cars and texturized balls rolled onto paper to make some very interesting designs. I had a chance to chat with Lisa, the owner, who has been running this business for almost 20 years. You can tell that she really has a knack for understanding kids and  finding innovative ways to foster artistic expression.



Open Art schedule:

Nacogdoches Location
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Tuesdays 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Mainland Location
Tuesdays 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Fridays 10:00-12:00 p.m.
Leon Springs/Boerne Location
Monday 10:00-12:00 p.m.
Tuesdays 5:00-7:00 p.m.

The cost is $7.00 per child.

Artworks also hosts Art Night Out, classes and birthday parties. Find out more at:


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Just a local mom exploring the city. Alyssa enjoys showing her daughter around the city in which she has grown up in and come to love. She began The San Antonio Explorer as a way to share ideas with other parents and residents of San Antonio.

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