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San Antonio has a rich history of telling our stories and sharing our culture. Art Everywhere celebrates art and artists by incorporating this art into the public realm. It adds vibrancy and a more global quality of life, promotes the creative economy, and acts as a magnet for businesses, residents, visitors, and foot traffic.

Art Everywhere makes downtown beautiful and playful – but now has even greater depth; it puts local artists (small-business people) back to work and lends downtown businesses a bit of coolness.

OUR BIG GOAL:

21 in 21

In 2021, we set out to complete 21 Urban Art Projects in Downtown. By the end of 2021, we completed a total of 24 installations!

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NEW: 

Plein Air Exhibit

Centro San Antonio (Centro) is excited to announce the latest Art Everywhere installation: The Plein Air Exhibit. The Plein Air Exhibit will feature 20 artists who truly believe in the transformative power of art in the public realm. The exhibit will run the length of the Kress Building located at the 300 Block of E. Houston St, utilizing vacant storefront windows to add vibrancy to downtown San Antonio 

“The Plein Air Exhibit,” a crowdsourced exhibition, began in response to COVID-19 to alleviate some of the hardships brought onto the art community by the pandemic. During the pandemic, art non-profits and artists were suffering, limiting their sources of income and exposure. To help the community understand the impact that the arts make on our community, Centro and CAUSA (Culture and Arts United for San Antonio) teamed up to invite San Antonio artists to submit original artworks to be installed on business facades across downtown San Antonio. This open call titled “Power of Art in the Public Realm” took place in 2021 and received submissions from all over San Antonio. 

The goal of the open call was to select ten artists whose work would be transformed into large-scale 2D artworks. However, with so many outstanding submissions, the open call committee, made up of local art non-profit professionals, decided to honor 20 additional artists in this outdoor exhibition and provided honorariums to each selected artist.

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Explore Art Downtown

 

Scroll through the images Below to learn more about Our Art Everywhere installations and the artists who created them

take the self-guided Tour

Have extra time on your hands? This loop is about 3 miles long and is the perfect opportunity to explore Downtown SA and experience art in the public realm. 

Art Everywhere Video Gallery

Scroll through our Video Gallery below to hear our Artist’s stories and view their masterpieces up close

Recently Completed murals

The art community is always creating. Keep an eye out for new installations on the sides of buildings, in the windows, on the streets – there’s always something new to see.

Plein Air Exhibit – 20 Featured Artists (311-315 E Houston St.)

“All Are Welcomed, Love Conquers Hate” – Albert Gonzales, Hailey Marmolejo, Rhys Munro, Raisa Melendez Tardi, Scotch Willington and Victor Zarazua (Travis Park Church)

“Amor Eterno” – Alan Calvo (Alameda Theatre)

 “Never Completely Revealed, Never Completely Obscured” – Mark Hogensen  (Travis Park Plaza Garage)

“Sky, Earth & Mariachi Lacho Over San Antonio” –  Luis Valderas (110 Losoya St. San Antonio, TX 78205)

Peacock Alley II – Scotch 

TIMELINE

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  • Amor Eterno

    Local San Antonio Artist Allen Calvo describes his new works at the Historic Alameda Theater.

    Amor Eterno
  • Poet Laureate's Verse

    By SA Artist and Poet Laureate Andrea Vocab Sanderson.

    Poet Laureate's Verse
  • "Touch"

    Local SA Artist Suzy Gonzalez describes her new mural at the Herweck's Art Supply Store.

    "Touch"
  • Keep Calm Y Dream On

    Kathy Sosa has debuted a new mural behind downtown French bakery La Boulangerie.

    Keep Calm Y Dream On
  • Instructions For Use

    Anthony Dean Harris teamed with Justin Parr to paint Instructions for Use for Adapting to Our State of Constant Change on a Houston St wall.

    Instructions For Use
  • SA Is Amor

    Martha Martinez Flores speaks on SA Is Amor Mural

    SA Is Amor
  • Centro's Art Everywhere Initiative 2021

    Andi Rodriguez discusses the impact of the Art Everywhere Initiative in its inaugural year.

    Centro's Art Everywhere Initiative 2021
  • We are honored to highlight Centro's Art Everywhere muralist Ghost, a U.S. combat veteran whose piece "Greetings From San Antonio," features, in part, remembrance of his fellow service members.

    Wish You Were Here
  • Rudy Hererra's four-story mural adorns the historic Kress Building on Houston Street.

    The Last Parade
  • "Never Completely Revealed, Never Completely Obscured"

    Mark Hogensen

    "Never Completely Revealed, Never Completely Obscured"

    PARTNERS

    Installations such as these are made possible in part by our partners at Luminaria: Contemporary Arts Festival and The City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture and CAUSA Culture and Arts United for San Antonio.

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    If you are interested in supporting the Art Everywhere Project or have questions, please contact Andrea ‘Andi’ Rodriguez at arodriguez@centrosa.org