Galveston was devastated by a hurricane in 1900. A century later, the Galveston 1900 Storm Memorial was dedicated on the seawall overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The memorial survived another major hurricane in 2008.
Murals and other forms of public art bring color to Galveston Island.
Animal art is common in Galveston both at businesses and in public places. Most of it reflects the island’s relationship with the sea.
Places like electrical utility substations aren’t necessarily where you would go to look for art. But when they built the walls around a CPS Energy substation in San Antonio, they gave the local community something to be proud of. Artwork by students from nearby schools is built into the walls on this location on Blanco Road across the street from Nimitz Middle School.
Opposite the long mural on Hoefgen Street is another shorter mural that is in the sun during the early part of the day. Both sides of the street near downtown San Antonio have gotten new murals from time to time. This is from the end of 2019.
The ‘BURNER’ mural covers the northern end of this long building at The Paint Yard on Hoefgen Street near downtown San Antonio south of the Alamodome.
The Paint Yard at Appliance Liquidation Warehouse near downtown San Antonio south of the Alamodome and not far from Essex Modern City.
San Antonio artists love their pets and their Spurs. Spurs legend Manu Ginobili and a bulldog share this building near downtown San Antonio south of the Alamodome and not far from Essex Modern City.
San Antonio’s wonderful artists are always at it. Merry Christmas.
I’ve been stopping by this location just east of downtown San Antonio for a few years. The murals change over time. I tried to get the artists’ signatures where I could.