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Creativity meets coffee

Offering more than a cup of coffee, Curator Coffee, located on the northeast side of San Antonio, also serves as a gallery with ceramics on display from local artists. Yuli Chang, owner and ceramicist, left her job and dedicated herself fully to creating Curator Coffee. Beginning with pop-up events, she opened her own shop in 2021. Creativity is something Curator Coffee tries to embrace by encouraging its baristas to create curated drinks. Having faced challenges herself with selling her art, she understands that artists go through the same situation. 

When entering the store, there are various ceramics such as mugs, dishes, home decor and pottery tools. Chang finds ceramic pieces to showcase and sell in her coffee shop. In addition, she also sells some of her own pieces. 

They also host ceramic events throughout the months, featuring an instructor who teaches a small group to make either a candle holder or vase. Anyone can sign up no matter their skill level — all that is needed is to stop by the location or sign up online with a required fee. 

Beyond helping local artists, Curator Coffee supports small businesses by selling baked goods from bakeries in the area. Occasionally, the shop also hosts The Market SATX, where various vendors have pop-ups selling homemade earrings or crocheted clothing. 

It is definitely a place to check out, whether it be to grab a drink and study or spend the evening with some friends making art. 

Curator Coffee is located at 2923 Thousand Oaks, near McAllister Park. Check out their website and Instagram @curator_coffees for upcoming events and information. 

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Genevieve Vega, Staff Writer

Genevieve (she/her) is a second-year Biomedical Engineering student. After graduating, she plans on attending graduate school for Biomedical Engineering. She joined The Paisano in Fall 2022. In her free time she enjoys being with family and friends, doing arts and crafts, reading and watching TV.

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