OUTDOOR GALLERY IN TEXAS™
PHASE I: THE MURALS AT MIDTOWN
Phase I launched November 3, 2018 under the highway at St. Mary’s St. & Quincy. The San Antonio Street Art Initiative worked in collaboration with 16 San Antonio artists of all backgrounds to create the newest landmark in San Antonio, Murals at Midtown. During this phase, SASAI placed traditional muralists with a long history of contributing to the community alongside street artists who brought new styles and techniques to the public art realm. Place in a few artists making their debut into public art and you have a true SASAI Art Team organically working together, creating community, and contributing art, inspiration, motivation and education.
Phase I was so well received by the community and City leaders that it has been deemed “The Newest Landmark in San Antonio” and continues to exude positivity, inviting atmosphere, and a true urban experience.
PHASE II: 2AM ON ST. MARY'S
Phase II, occurred the evening of March 30, 2019. The event launched 20 new murals adjacent to Phase I as SASAI continues to create The Largest Outdoor Gallery in Texas™! Phase II spanned across 13 city blocks down N. St. Mary’s St. inside one of the most popular areas for nightlife and live music, The St. Mary’s Strip.
This phase was free to the public and encouraged day foot traffic to local businesses that typically miss out on the opportunity to open for the public at this time. Come night time, the festivities activated and the city came out to celebrate street art culture, music and community once again with SASAI. To date the positive impact of these murals continue to bring foot traffic to these local businesses contributing to economic development in this area and bringing awareness to local artists and artist advocacy.
PHASE III: COMING SOON
With the swift changes that came with the COVID-19 pandemic, we here at SASAI would first like to say thank you to everyone who continues to support our mission. For now, as we maneuver these uncertain times, Phase III of building the Largest Outdoor Gallery in Texas™ has been put on hold until further notice. We are working closely with city leaders to stay in the know of current orders and what the future will hold for large outdoor events. Stay tuned to our social media for the latest updates and get ready to celebrate with us once again. For now, stay safe and healthy.
SAN ANTONIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
LONG TERM PARKING GARAGE
San Antonio Street Art X San Antonio Airport Project. San Antonio Street Art Initiative and San Antonio International Airport come together to spread warmth into an otherwise cold concrete parking garage adding the creations of 5 former SASAI talents who have shown unmatched dedication professionalism since there introduction to the mural art form. SASAI artist produced 10 murals in the Long Term Parking Garage greeting local travelers as they enter exit the elevators with the warm and brightly colored familiarities often missed when away from home. Thank you San Antonio Airport for the their support in local arts.