While heading down Texas street I stopped to grab a pic of a probably post-prohibition era sign, painted on the side of a building:
There are a few of these old wall signs left scattered around downtown and this one advertising Bevo makes it especially unique. Not far from it is a large wall mural by Tino Ortega:
The piece is pretty impressive, easy accessible while driving by. Most street art is best viewed by pounding the pavement and walking up to it though. The scope is always more impressive from the sidewalk level. One of the benefits of seeing it up close is you will will notice a nice companion piece nearby that would be easily missed in a passing car:
Sugar skull, guardian of the alley. Forever watching…waiting, what have you seen?
I’ve been helping set up at the Downtown Art Market and after finishing up I headed out to get some pics of some outdoor art around the area.
First up is a piece by EXIST1981. Its tucked behind a building off of San Antonio Avenue:
The Mandala Mural was created in honor of the artists son and was created entirely by spray paint. Not far from it is another mural by Federico Archuleta:
This piece is a joint commission between Juaritos and Amor Por Juarez. Both murals sit in choice locations for viewing and add some great color to the often forgotten backsides of buildings. With so many industrial warehouses in the neighborhood, more murals such as these would really go a long way in helping establish the area as an art district.
Further down in the Union Depot area I found a couple of small paste/poster pieces:
As I continue to wander around downtown, I’ll keep posting up what I find. There’s a lot out there waiting to be found.