GREAT DOWNTOWNS AROUND THE WORLD POSSESS AMPLE PUBLIC ART
San Antonio has a rich history of telling our stories and sharing our culture. Centro’s Art Everywhere Project celebrates art and artists by applying a public art mindset to empty urban windows and wall spaces to showcase local art and artists.
In partnership with our downtown business community, Centro’s Art Everywhere Project celebrates its 3rd anniversary in 2023, having installed over 130 pieces of locally produced works of art in the heart of downtown.
Art Everywhere’s newest exhibition is ‘8 x 8’ – Eight Curators – Eight Artists – Within Eight City Blocks. The Art Everywhere ‘8 x 8’ initiative collaborates with eight local gallerists and art leaders in curating unused window space on a city block, each with a different set of eight artworks (with varying artists and focus.)
Taking advantage of these public-facing private spaces allows us to expand art density and fill our urban core with our local culture. As an exhibition in the public realm, 8 x 8 features a wide variety of art ranging from photography, painting, wood carving, sculpture, etc. Utilizing a mix of fabrication methods, the intentional decision to include a range of mediums increases awareness and offers exposure, honorariums and opportunity for artists not typically known for public art.
In addition, Art Everywhere continues its tradition of installing large-scale murals in underutilized spaces, again providing opportunity for artists to work and tell their stories – which are our stories. Fostering stronger downtown collaborative art partnerships also results in a more robust economic vibrancy. The Art Everywhere Project makes art happen, strengthening private-sector ties, acts as a magnet for businesses, residents, visitors, and creates awareness for arts organizations and emerging local artists.
Art in the public realm is necessary because it allows each human the opportunity to experience art as little or as much as they desire, with no cost and no risk. If we want to create a community who possesses an appetite for art, we must offer them the opportunity to consume art.
We HIT OUR BIG GOAL! 140+ Installations So Far!
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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.