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Established 1995 (1995)
Location San Antonio, Texas, United States
Type Non-profit contemporary art gallery

Artpace is a non-profit contemporary art gallery located in San Antonio, Texas, United States, founded by Linda Pace. Artpace opened its doors in 1995, and focuses on the artistic process. Occupying the space of a former Hudson automobile dealership, Artpace uses its industrial space as the setting for its programs and events.

International artist-in-residence program

Artpace is known for their International Artist-in-Residence program, which involves bringing one artist from Texas, one from the United States, and one from around the world, to Artpace to create an original work of art. The International Artist-in-Residence artists are chosen by a guest curator and the program invites nine artists per year to live and work at Artpace in three different four month cycles.


Artpace's education programs expose the youth of San Antonio to think critically about art. The education department at Artpace has K-12 Programs, Community Programs, U of Artpace (University Programs), and Adult Programs.

Chalk It Up

Chalk It Up is an annual citywide family-friendly event that promotes the importance of art education. Each year, Houston Street in downtown San Antonio is filled with chalk drawings, music, and original murals by artists in San Antonio. The event facilitates interactions between the community and contemporary artists.

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