public art

Courtesy of Artpace San Antonio, Francisco Cortes

Houston Street is closing down on Saturday for an unconventional event. Once a year, "Chalk It Up" routes traffic away and makes downtown a place where people rule the asphalt.

Artist Diana Kersey built five towering circular ceramic pieces for VIA's Art in Transit Program at the bustling Five Points area, on Fredericksburg and N. Flores just Northwest of downtown.

Jack Morgan

Big changes are coming for one of San Antonio's most distinctive works of public art.

The River Walk barge tour totes tourists downtown on the San Antonio River, then to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center area where it turns around.

There is the Lila Cockrell Theatre. It's named after the first female mayor of San Antonio.

Right above the theater's entrance, a 130-foot wide, 30-foot tall mosaic overlooks the river. Due to its placement, and the convention center, this massive work of art has labored in obscurity its entire life.

Yesterday in New York, something very big happened outside Lincoln Center: One thousand people gathered to sing a new piece by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. Entitled the public domain, it was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Mostly Mozart festival.

Bill Fitzgibbons

The Via Transit folks have found an ingenious way of making sure you can find their downtown Centro Plaza bus terminal.  It's called the Centro Chroma Tower and Public Artist Bill FitzGibbons designed it.

"It's 85 feet tall. And it's illuminated at night with a computerized L-E-D light system, which allows you to see the structure both from I-10 and even from downtown buildings."

The 10-foot wide tower on Frio, between Travis and Houston Streets has a sophisticated lighting scheme.

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