"We Love Our Southside"
1519 W Southcross San Antonio, TX 78215
December 21, 2020
San Antonio Street Art Initiative (SASAI) partnered with Community First Health Plans to paint a one-of-a-kind mural on the exterior wall of the EZ Wash Laundromat at 1519 W Southcross San Antonio, TX 78215 in the Southside of San Antonio. Titled We Love Our Southside, it is the first mural of the Southside Mural Project to place unique and culturally relevant murals in high traffic, urban, areas. Community First Health Plans also offered up this mural as a gift to its community for its 25th Anniversary.
As part of SASAI’s design process, SASAI seeked out the input of the Southside community. With the help of April Monterrosa from Live From the Southside Magazine, the project solicited 40 community leaders, business owners, influencers and longtime residents, via Zoom, to share why the Southside is so special to them and the imagery that best represented their experiences. Through the community feedback, SASAI’s President Shek Vega designed the mural, then invited four Southside artists to execute the initial mural design, each bringing in their own unique aesthetic.
Eva Sanchez, Joe De La Cruz, Shek Vega and Nik Soup of Los Otros, joined forces to paint We Love Our Southside.
Additional Murals for the Southside of San Antonio, Texas have been solidified with private donors of SASAI programming and will be painted in 2021.
LA GLORIA PRESENTS
DAY OF THE DEAD RIVER PARADE
SAN ANTONIO RIVERWALKS
San Antonio Street Art was proud to represent in the 2020 COVID safe Day of the Dead River Parade! Los Otros Murals was challenged to paint two skulls for the project. One beforehand, to be placed at Hilton Palacio del Rio, the other, while floating down the river during the official Day of the Dead River Parade. The 8’x24′ barge itself was also a part of the challenge, becoming our first floating mural, with its vibrant, black light responsive design and salute to Day of the Dead culture. SASAI is proud to support Chef Johnny and the entire team at the annual Day of the Dead festival and we look forward to participating for years to come.
SAN ANTONIO AIRPORT PROJECT
LONG TERM PARKING
San Antonio Street Art was proud to add a bit of color and culture to the San Antonio Airport Long Term Parking Garage. With so many San Antonians leaving their vehicles for a long time away from home, SASAI artists took pride in painting images and art that they would love to see at their homecoming from their trips away. Additionally all those who are not from SA, can enjoy these images as well and gain a beautiful insight into some of San Antonio’s best artists and the superior work they produce.