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Two Awesome Murals to See on a Tour of San Antonio

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San Antonio is an artistic city, filled with incredible museums as well as outside installations. One of the areas of this genre that benefits from the temperate climate are the city’s awesome murals. An art piece is considered a mural if it’s painted or directly applied on a wall, ceiling, or another permanent surface. With the increased popularity of selfies, murals are gaining even more attention. Here are two examples of fine mural artwork in San Antonio.

Two Awesome Murals to See on a Tour of San Antonio

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First is “Vision del Futuro”, which is located at 203 Fredericksburg Road. It is the city’s first 3-D stereoscopic mural, meaning it’s in the blue and red style made popular with use of 3-D glasses. Created by members of the San Anto Cultural Arts Center, this unique artwork was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, then dedicated and blessed on September 19, 2014. The mural depicts an accordion-toting Tejano musician who has donned 3-D glasses. In his view are a range of icons from across San Antonio, including a DNA strand, former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, a taco, and a rattlesnake. Although there is an adjoining hefty sculpture of 3-D glasses with the traditional style of lenses, you will need to bring your own 3-D glasses to enjoy the mural in its intended dimensions.

Two Awesome Murals to See on a Tour of San Antonio

Photo: envato elements

The second mural to mention here is called “Educación.” Created by local artists Cruz Ortiz and Juan Ramos, it can be found at 2201 Guadalupe Street. Its purpose is to bring focus to the gang violence of the West Side. Centered in the mural is Lisa, a student depicted as one who has picked education over bad influences. Lisa holds high a triumphant banner, while below her are skeletons and graves. Other symbols used include a sunrise, a thriving agave plant, and Aztec pyramids. Originally painted in 1994, Educación was updated and restored in 1999. Hopefully, another restoration is planned. Meanwhile, see both of these works from your vehicle or on a walk in San Antonio.