Cool Public Art Tiles in San Antonio

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.

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Ann Adams tile, San Antonio trolley station

 

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Ann Adams tile, San Antonio trolley station

 

Another mosaic was tucked away in a little alcove on the River Walk. I haven’t been able to find the name of the artist.

Mosaic on the San Antonio Riverwalk, artist unknown.
Mosaic on the San Antonio River Walk, artist unknown.

There are a lot more of these, if you’re ever in San Antonio and want to explore. Here are a couple of links to further info:

List of Public Artworks in San Antonio

New Deal-era San Antonio Tile Artwork