Public Art

Announcements

PASA Pre-Qualified List

Every year PASA seeks applicants to be considered for a pre-qualified list for a two year duration.  The pre-qualified list consists of recommended artists and public art professionals that are eligible for potential opportunities, including the creation of new public artworks, providing services for the City's art inventory, and collaboration with PASA in implementing art in public places. 

The 2016 Call for Public Art Qualifications for Public Artists, Art Inventory Services, and Collaborative Parners closed October 2015 and applications have been evaluated by a selection panel.  The panel recommendations will be presented to the San Antonio Arts Commission inJanuary for their consideration and then final action will be taken to City Council in March 2016 to update the PASA Pre-Qualified List.

The 2016 Call for Public Art Qualification for Portable Artworks Collection remains open. Click here to apply.

PROJECT UPDATES

 

Updates

Pearsall Park  Buster Simpson's outdoor shelters and benches are in fabrication for the Pearsall Park Master Plan in District 4.  Installation completion is scheduled for early spring 2016. 

Hausman Road  Barbara Grygutis' final design has been approved and will be located along the Leon Creek Bridge at Hausman Road.  The project is in fabrication and installation is scheduled for early spring 2016.

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District 2 Branch Library: Cakky Brawley's final design has been approved and will be located at the new District 2 Branch Library that will be located at Highway 87 and Foster Road.  The project is in fabrication and installation is scheduled for fall 2016.  

District 2 Fire Station 18: Cathy Cunningham-Little's final design has been approved and will be located at the new District 2 Branch Library that will be located in the new District 2 Fire Station 18 on the corner of WW White and Rice Road.  The project is in fabrication and installation is scheduled for spring 2017.  

Broadway Cultural Corridor: Artist team Buster Simpson, lead artist and Larry Clark, landscape architect were approved by the San Antonio Arts Commission for the Broadway Cultural Corridor public art project. 

District 4 Neighborhood Pedestrian Bridge: Artist team Legge Lewis Legge's final design has been approved and will be located at the pedestrian bridge at the intersection of Spur 422 and Gillette Blvd in District 4.  The project is in fabrication and installation is scheduled for late spring 2016. 

Elmendorf Lake: David Dahlquist is currently developing a final design for the Elmendorf Lake public art project to be located at the intersection of W Commerce St, Buena Vista St, and NW 21st Street in District 5.  Final Design will go to the San Antonio Arts Commission in spring 2016. 

Lackland Corridor Gateway: George Schroedar’s final design has been approved and will be located at the corner of SW Military Drive and US Highway 90.  The project is in fabrication. 

Convention Center Expansion (Conservation of Historic HemisFair '68 Murals): As the convention center expands toward the east, the obsolete portion of the west wing is being demolish to make room for a new civic park (corner of Alamo Street and Market Street).  The demolition of the convention center's west wing will expose and showcase a large-scale HemisFair '68 era glass tile mosaic mural by artist Carlos Merida, which will then face the Juan O'Gormon rock mosaic on the Lila Cockrell Threatre facade at the Riverwalk Portal.  A third of HemisFair '68 era mural painting by Fred Samuelson has been recently installed inside the convention center's Bridge Hall that spans the River Walk.  The Bridge Hall will offer spectacular views of both the Merida and O'Gorman mosaic murals outside, as well as the Samuelson mural within the Bridge Hall. 

To view our list of completed projects view our Public Art Map

EXHIBITS

Compositions in Space: Architectural Interventions:  Will be an architectural and artistic experience unlike any other in Downtown San Antonio. Six local artists transform spaces with multi-dimensional artworks that create illusions and challenge the viewers expectations of the buildings architecture.  Featuring Works by Sylvia Benitez, Mark Hogensen, Michele Monseau, Cathy Cunningham-Little, Benjamin McVey and Anita Valencia.  This exhibit will be open April 14 - June 17, 2016 and will be accessible during Culture Commons normal business hours.  


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