BRUSH WITH FAME
City of San Antonio drafts local creatives to paint high-flying airport mural
Are you a local who developed a passion for paint-by-number kits during the quarantine months? Instead of cluttering your gallery wall with yet another cottage-core masterpiece, it might be time to think big.
The City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture is partnering with artist Sandra Gonzalez to create a vibrant mural for the San Antonio International Airport — and the community is invited to help. Alamo City creatives of all skill levels can stop by Centro de Artes Gallery from 5:30-7:30 pm on July 18 to lend a hand.
According to a release, the mural's theme is "hidden treasures only found in San Antonio." Among the landmarks featured will be the San Fernando Cathedral, Mission San José, McNay Art Museum, and the enormous cowboy boots at North Star Mall.
Naturally, the piece will also incorporate Spurs and Fiesta iconography. There was no mention of Fred's Fish Fry, but crossing fingers that it made the cut.
Once completed, the mural will greet travelers at the baggage claim, giving visitors a "Where's Waldo" game to play during their stay. The artwork is expected to be completed by the fall, although no exact date was given for the debut.
Those looking for some art therapy do not need to preregister, but event organizers advise they show up wearing comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. The piece will be completed on polytab panels (a nonwoven mural cloth) before being installed on site.