One of San Antonio’s most unique art galleries is slated for expansion and a much-needed injection of color will soon be breathed into one of our city’s main highway arteries. The San Antonio Street Art Initiative will soon double the size of its gallery installation at the Interstate 35 underpass where Quincy St and St. Mary’s St meet. There are currently 16 murals spread throughout the underpass, but that number will soon increase as more artists and murals move into the space.
On March 30 from 4 to 10 p.m., the San Antonio Street Art Initiative will unveil 20 new murals at the Interstate 35 underpass during an event called “Murals and Music @ Midtown Phase II.” During the event, artists will remove the coverings with which they’ve draped the underpass pillars, revealing their new murals to the public.
In a Facebook post, the San Antonio Street Art Initiative says the event will feature “Music, Art Exhibits, Food trucks, live painting, vendors and more!” The event is completely free and open to the public. After 10 p.m., the celebration will move to the many nightlife venues throughout St. Mary’s.
Once Phase II of the San Antonio Street Art initiative is complete, the murals will stretch over 13 city blocks to where I-35 and U.S. 281 meet, making it the largest outdoor art gallery in Texas.
Murals and Music @ Midtown Phase II will take place at the Interstate 35 underpass where Quincy St and St. Mary’s St meet on March 30 from 4 to 10 p.m. For more information visit www.SanAntonioStreetArt.org or the group’s Facebook page.