Join us for our Saturday pop-up events!
September 18–October 30, 2021
Free and open to the public
After being physically closed to the public for a year and a half, MCBA is ready to welcome you back to our space and embrace that maker spirit of yours!
Please review our health and safety guidelines here.
E V E R Y S A T U R D A Y
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Visit the Shop for DISCOUNTS & ACTIVITIES
- Make your own commemorative print on our nifty new mini press!
- Fold and take home a climate change-focused zine, courtesy of Regula Russelle!
- Take 10% off* retail cards, books on creativity, journals, art supplies, children’s items, gifts, and more by mentioning the code OPENDOORS at the register. Members take 20% off*!
*Excludes consignment and clearance items
- Any purchase will also score you a coupon for our friendly neighborhood pizza joint, Day Block Brewing.
Tour the EXHIBITIONS in our galleries
- See Solastalgia: Book Art & the Climate Crisis in person! Drop in for gallery tours at 11am and 2pm.
- Check out Victory in the Outlook Gallery, a painted fiber panel by Kay Healy that documents her journey into parenthood
Return to the STUDIOS
S E L E C T S A T U R D A Y S
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Discover book arts with the following SPECIAL GUESTS
Saturday, September 18 | 11am
Join us for an opening gallery tour of Solastalgia: Book Art & the Climate Crisis with exhibition curator Torey Erin! Check out the virtual exhibition here.
Saturday, September 25 | 2–4pm
Join Elana Schwartzman of Fontlove Studio and Proof Public for the launch of The New Day, a book featuring her letterpress-printed weekly newspapers exploring pandemic life. Hear Elana speak about the project and witness the printing of a special New Day edition! PLUS: Become part of the project!Elana wants your 10-word stories for a special edition of The New Day, which she will design and print in person at MCBA! Submit your story here!
Saturday, October 2
Plus, join San Antonio-based book artist Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder for a free demo entitled Boxes of Unusual Shapes & Sizes! This demonstration covers helpful tips and tricks for making boxes and enclosures with unusual shapes, sizes, and functions.
Saturday, October 16 | 2–5pm
Participate in papermaking, pulp painting, and native prairie planting with Paper Plains! All ages are welcome.
Thank you to our Open Doors sponsors!
Cathy Ryan & Doris Engibous
James & Susan Lenfestey
Erica Spitzer Rasmussen & Kraig Rasmussen
KC Foley & Jon Neuse
Randy Hartten & Ron Lotz
Lyndel & Blaine King
Harriet & Bruce Bart
Duncan & Sophia Campbell
Heather RJ Fletcher
Mary Pat Ladner
Regula & Michael Russelle
Marguerite Ragnow Campion & Joe Campion