Artists wanted to create massive installation for downtown San Antonio’s San Pedro Creek
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio River Authority is calling for Bexar County artists to apply for a unique opportunity to create a mural for the San Pedro Creek Culture Park downtown. The segment of the creek, which is the second for the park, is currently under construction. The opportunity is open to artists who live in Bexar County and are at least 18 years old. The selected team will have to review designs with SARA and Bexar County officials, and it will be voted upon by the Bexar County Commissioners Court. SARA officials said the artwork should depict the history of San Pedro Creek.
San Antonio's Ruby City will integrate with San Pedro Creek Culture Park as part of expansion
click to enlarge San Antonio River AuthorityA rendering of Ruby City's planned campus expansion. Downtown contemporary art center Ruby City will connect to San Pedro Creek Culture Park as part of an expansion that will mark the symbolic completion of its campus.Ruby City's award-winning building will be integrated into San Pedro Creek's urban green space during the second phase of the park's restoration project . Both the building and the expansion were designed by Adjaye Associates and Alamo Architects.As part of the project, which is scheduled for completion in early 2023, tiered terraces will descend from Ruby City to San Pedro Creek. The final park will add four miles of walking trails and 11 acres of landscaping along the creek.The project is a collaboration between the San Antonio River Authority (SARA), Bexar County and the City of San Antonio to combine public art and architectural design with purposeful habitat restoration and flood control.SARA Public Art Curator Carrie Brown said in a statement that the connection between Ruby City and San Pedro Creek was "seamless. Beloved San Antonio artist Chuck Ramirez's, originally commissioned by Ruby City visionary Linda Pace, will be on view through January 4, 2021.sacurrent.com
‘There’s no place for this in the River Walk,': SA River Authority says wakeboarding is illegal at city parks
SAN ANTONIO – Wakeboarding may be a fun, enjoyable water sport but there is no place for it at the San Antonio River Walk or the San Pedro Creek Culture Park, the San Antonio River Authority said. A video surfaced on YouTube earlier this week, showing a man wakeboarding on the River Walk. It jeopardizes the safety of those doing it, passersby who are out enjoying the recreational amenities, and features along the river," SARA said in a statement. If you’re looking for a safe area to wakeboard, or for more on approved recreational activities in San Antonio, click here. RELATED: Investigation underway after San Antonio Riverwalk becomes target of graffiti
Parts of Alamo Street reduced to 2 lanes through 2023 as construction of San Pedro Creek Culture Park continues
SAN ANTONIO – Portions of Alamo Street will be reduced to two lanes of traffic as construction continues on San Pedro Creek Culture Park, The San Antonio River Authority announced. Construction of the park is entering Phase 2, spanning from Guadalupe Street to just north of Cevallos Street. According to the River Authority, the partial street closure is necessary to begin work on replacing the Alamo Street bridge. The San Pedro Creek Culture Park construction process is phased in four total phases, with three segments in Phase 1, The River Authority said. When the four phases are complete, the San Pedro Creek Culture Park will span 2.2 miles through downtown.
Portion of downtown street will be reduced to two lanes until 2023 during San Pedro Creek project
Portion of downtown street will be reduced to two lanes until 2023 during San Pedro Creek projectBeginning Monday, Alamo Street between Interstate 10 and South Flores Street will be reduced to a two-lane road until early 2023 while construction crews replace the Alamo Street Bridge, the San Antonio River Authority said in a news release Wednesday. "It is a beautiful space for residents to interact with the art, water and culture in the downtown area," said Monica Trevino-Ortega with the San Antonio River Authority. "People remember the San Pedro Creek when it was still a drainage ditch and they have loved seeing what has come to life." Houston Street to Nueva Street will remain closed during the current phase, which is expected to be completed in October 2021. Though the Alamo Street partial closure is part of phase two, which isn't expected to begin for several more months, crews have closed Alamo, Camp and Guadalupe streets for pre-construction, Trevino-Ortega said.mysanantonio.com
River Authority Shows Progress on Construction of San Pedro Creek Culture Park
Standing on dirt and loose rocks along West Houston Street, Kerry Averyt explained that the San Antonio River Authority has tried to be a good neighbor during construction of San Pedro Creek Culture Park. The river authority keeps an updated webpage of road closures on the San Pedro Creek Culture Park site. Mostly a lot of pottery shards.Some of the more interesting cultural artifacts will eventually be displayed as part of the San Pedro Creek Culture Park, Averyt said. About 30 percent of a retaining wall in Calder Alley was salvaged to use in the creek project too, Silbernagel added. We didnt want to build something that wouldnt be functional for people who would use it.Funding sources for Phases 3 and 4 of the San Pedro Creek project are still being identified by the river authority.therivardreport.com
Local park is the perfect adventure for students to explore
Often, it is the Alamo and the River Walk that come to mind when San Antonio is mentioned, as they have rightfully become iconic destination sites for tourists and residents alike. It is anticipated to become a center for public art, architecture and culture while upholding values of preservation and ecosystem restoration. More on the installment and all the other murals can be found on the San Pedro Creek Culture Park App. If students is looking to explore more of downtown San Antonio, starting at the park is a great way of doing just that, the park is located just a short walk away from the historic Main Plaza and San Fernando Cathedral. Among those is the San Antonio Creek Culture Park that is not yet a huge destination site, but rather a hidden gem worth visiting now.stmurattlernews.com