Great art isn't hard to find in San Antonio; in fact, there's probably some great public pieces in your own neighborhood. If stuffy museums aren't your thing but you're looking to see something cool, check out these public art pieces that are definitely worth a visit.
Trains Hays Street Bridge Artist: Riley Robinson, 2010
The Hays Street Bridge is famous for its great views of the city, but details like the silhouettes of trains along the railings are often overlooked. Paying homage to the trains that used to run under the bridge, Trains is a unique piece of art in a cool place.
'Beauty it rubs against ones tongue / it hangs there hurting one / insisting on its own existence /
finally it gets so one cannot stand the pain / then one must have beauty extracted.' 111 Camp Street Artist: Daniel Joseph Martinez, 2008
On the back of the SPACE gallery is a massive mural-sized text painting by Daniel Joseph Martinez, a meditation on beauty. The piece is viewable at all hours of day.
La Veladora of Our Lady of Guadalupe 1315 Guadalupe St. Artist: Jesse Trevino, 2006
This spectacular mural features a 3D votive candle (veladora) with an eternal flame facing Guadalupe Street. Intended to serve as a beacon for the neighborhood, this mixed media mural is truly magnificent.
Millrace Bridge Millrace Road--Brackenridge Park Artist: Diana Kersey, 2011
Bridges seem to be the perfect place for art in San Antonio and the Millrace Bridge is not an exception. Twenty-four ceramic panels are integrated into the sides of the bridge featuring historical images specific to the park itself.
Spineway 1401 Cincinnati Avenue Artist: Marc Fornes, 2015
Woodlawn Lake Park features one of the most interesting pieces of public art in the form of a huge blue-green aluminum structure at the corner of Cincinnatti Avenue and Josephine Tobin Drive. Reflecting the movement of people, this piece serves as a gateway between communities.
Adam At the corner of W. Commerce and N. Main Artist: Arturo Herrera, 2013
Directly adjacent to Main Plaza, Adam is a 3,500-square foot public artwork sponsored by the Linda Pace Foundation. The red color is supposed to inspire dynamism and human movement, and the piece will be on display until the end of the year.