Cool Public Art Tiles in San Antonio

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San Antonio is full of little touches of art. Here are a few examples I saw as we wandered around the River Walk and the Alamo area.

The first two were New Deal-era projects. The artist, Ethel Wilson Harris, was supervisor of the Arts and Crafts division of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in San Antonio in 1939. These mosaics were completed in 1941.

Tile mural at the Navarro Street Bridge on the Riverwalk, San Antonio Tile mural at the Navarro Street Bridge on the River Walk, San Antonio

Tile mural, San Antonio Riverwalk, north of East Commerce Street near North St Mary's Street Tile mural, San Antonio River Walk, north of East Commerce Street near North St Mary’s Street

More tiles decorated the trolley station columns at East Commerce street near Alamo Plaza. There are a total of 44 tiles by artist Ann Adams, completed in 2000.

sanantoniosmalltile Ann Adams tile, San Antonio trolley station

sanantoniosmalltile2 Ann Adams tile, San Antonio trolley station

Another mosaic was tucked away in a little alcove on the River Walk. I haven’t been…

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