The Alamo City has a reputation for being a thriving arts community, so much so that the Department of Arts and Culture has a Public Art Division tasked with managing public art projects. In this interactive map, you can find the locations of 600+ art installations around The 210.
Here’s a list of five must-view installations to visit next time you’re out and about:
- Alas de México (Wings of Mexico) | 739 E César E. Chávez Blvd. | Created by renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín, this set of bronze wings was gifted from Mexico City to celebrate San Antonio’s Tricentennial. Pro tip: For the perfect picture, stand in-between the wings.
- La Veladora of Our Lady of Guadalupe | 1315 Guadalupe St. | This ceramic mural was created by local artist Jesse Treviño. The imagery depicts a Virgin of Guadalupe veladora surrounded by a striking shade of red. It is considered the world’s largest mosaic sculpture of the Virgin Mary.
- Spheres of Reflection | 3503 Martin Luther King Dr. | Debuted earlier this year, this outdoor sculpture was created by San Antonio artist Kaldric Dow as an homage to African American culture. The sculpture depicts an ambiguous face with many orbs on top of it, as well as keywords commonly used by Martin Luther King Jr.
- Midden Mound Wickups | 4838 Old Pearsall Rd. | This outdoor installation by Seattle-based artist Buster Simpsons pays tribute to Indigenous people from the Southwest. The installation consists of two sites with three domes made out of metal.
- Blooms at Brazos Pocket Park | Multiple locations | Created by San Antonio artist Leticia Huerta is a permanent public work installation that emulates blooming flowers. The public space is meant for lounging in the park.