Arts Stories & Interviews

Completing downtown's 76-foot-high Spurs mural was a team play led by SA artist Andy Benavides

The San Antonio artist, creative director and educator oversaw the effort to create the towering piece celebrating the city's love affair with the Spurs.

By Anjali Gupta

At 76 feet tall and visible from the busy Houston Street thoroughfare, the new mural by San Antonio artist, creative director and educator Andy Benavides is literally one of downtown's highest-profile pieces of public art. Despite its dramatic size, the mural celebrating San Antonio's love affair with the Spurs sprung from humble origins, according to Benavides — "a vision that was inspired by my mom and her sisters' love for their team."

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The 24 best places to see Christmas lights in driving distance of San Antonio

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By San Antonio Current Staff

The Light Park
1 Retama Pkwy.,
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By San Antonio Current Staff

Stock up on holiday tamales
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By San Antonio Current Staff

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By San Antonio Current Staff

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