Pearl embraces Pride Month with dazzling rainbow mural
It’s Pride Month in San Antonio, which means two things. Kylie Minogue’s “Padam Padam” will be spun ceaselessly at every bar on the strip, and local businesses will celebrate the season with an array of special programming.
Pearl is celebrating in an especially colorful way — a radiant new mural from local artist Mauro de la Tierra. The sure-to-be selfie moment, titled “Radiate Love,” features a kaleidoscopic hummingbird hovering in front of a rainbow banner.
A first-generation Mexican American queer artist, De la Tierra is a multi-medium creator known for his heavily textural work and social justice message. His compositions have been featured by several news outlets and have been on display at Kspace, Presa House, and Mexi-Arte Museum.
According to a release, the Pearl piece uses the hummingbird to symbolize joy, love, healing, and resilience. As a testament to the LGBTQIA-plus community, it hopes to spark acceptance and compassion. The mural will be on display through July 2.
For those wanting a more active experience (or to swell up for a thirst trap), Pearl will also offer a Pride Ride on June 15 from 6-7 pm. Billed as a “high intensity, low impact, beat-based cycle, and strength workout,” the free class can be booked here after signing up with Amp Studio.
Nearby Boiler House will be mixing up a special cocktail for the post-workout cooldown, which — if the bartenders know their crowd — will likely feature some arrangement of vodka and soda. In any case, “Padam Padam” will undoubtedly be on loop.