Public Art


Plaza de Armas

PASA has moved to new offices located at the newly renovated Plaza De Armas Building located at 115 Plaza De Armas, Suite 102, San Antonio, Texas 78205.  The Plaza De Armas Building features The Gallery, which includes a storefront gallery space and an Exhibit Hall on the first floor open during office hours to the public. 


The City of San Antonio’s 2015 PASA Pre-Qualified List was approved by City Council on April 2, 2015.  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 collaborating with PASA in implementing art in public places.


Encino Branch Library: Joe O'Connell and Blessing Hancock's El Bosque outdoor sculptural wall has been installed at the new District 9 Encino Branch Library and can be viewed during normal business hours.  The sculptural wall is made of cut aluminum panels that are made out of words and stories that grow out of abstract oak trees creating a forest of knowledge.  An additional lighting component highlights the artwork during evening hours.

Panther Springs Park: Jon Isherwood's Sotol Duet is a pair of carved granite sculptures that have been installed in the roundabout located at the trail-head of Panther Springs Park in District 9.  A dedication ceremony will take place early summer 2015. 

Eastside Parks: Douglas Kornfeld’s public art project is in fabrication for the Pittman Sullivan Park in District 2.  Installation is anticipated mid summer 2015. 

Woodlawn Lake Area: Marc Fornes' public art enhancement is in fabrication for the triangle located along Cincinnati and South Josephine Tobin Drive in District 7.  Installation is scheduled for mid summer 2015. 

Senior Center: DIXIE FRIEND GAY’s mosaic tile wall is in fabrication for the new Senior Center in District 10.  Installation is scheduled for late summer 2015.  

Pearsall Park: Buster Simpson's outdoor shelters and benches are in fabrication for the Pearsall Park Master Plan in District 4.  Installation is scheduled for early fall 2015.

Hemisfair: Lead Artist, Stuart Allen and his team of local artists including Justin Boyd, Alejandro Diaz, Joey Fauerso, Jennifer Khoshbin, Karen Mahaffy, Alex Rubio and Chris Sauter are in fabrication for the Yanaguana Garden project (formerly called the PlayEscape).  Installation is scheduled for late summer 2015.  To view the final Hemisfair Art Master Plan, click here.


X Marks the Art:  The latest X Marks the Art installation is a series entitled "REsymbol".  This series explores the creative use and placement of artist-designed symbols within San Antonio's urban downtown environment.  The local artists that will be featured are Ricky Armendariz, Waddy Armstrong, Elizabeth Carrington , Paula Cox, Michael Menchaca, Ethel Shipton, Robert Tatum and Luis Vega Trevino.  The artwork featuring these symbols will then be thoughtfully integrated into the cityscape in multiple locations downtown. Look for news and information about this year's opportunities on our home page and PASA's Facebook page.  X Marks the Art is made possible through a National Endowment for the Arts Grant.

The Gallery at Plaza de Armas:  The Gallery at Plaza de Armas featured a storefront gallery on both the first and second floors open to the public during business hours. The first exhibit will be "REsymbol" that features local artists in a series that will launch the new X Marks the Art installment.  Along with the storefront gallery The Gallery includes an Exhibit Hall that will host various arts and cultural programming.  Details coming soon...

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