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A celebration of the power of public art to express a community's cultural history, Arte del Pueblo explores San Antonio's heart and soul. This is the only book to provide literary insight into the meaning of San Antonio's robust public art.
Includes a narrative by Texas poet laureate Carmen Tafolla Includes a foreword by San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg
Artworks can be found at the River Walk to the West Side Barrio, in parks and libraries, along roadways and bridges, on high-rises and restaurants.
In moving photography and poetic commentary, it covers five genres of public art from murals, sculptures, and mosaics to street art and digital art projections. Readers will come away with a deeper understanding of this multicultural crossroad through an introduction to its major artistic influences as well as thought-provoking interviews with 11 of the 190 artists featured.