Over the three-day weekend, the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture revealed a new space for visitors to enjoy — Labor Plaza.
Located in the River Walk Public Art Garden on Market Street across from the Henry B. González Convention Center, Labor Plaza pays tribute to + recognizes labor, civil rights, and social justice advocates in the Alamo City.
The plaza features public art such as sculptures, poetry, etchings + visual artwork intended to educate and inspire those who visit.
Here are some of the installations you can view:
- A poem titled “So that Our Crossing May Never be Obstructed” and five artworks by Octavio Quintanilla.
- An excerpt from the labor anthem “Solidarity Forever” written by Ralph Chaplin in 1915.
- Biography etchings recognizing eight notable San Antonio labor figures.
- Three stainless steel sculptures titled “I Remember Everything” by Washington-based artist Ries Niemi.