Blink and you’re trailing in the race to keep up with the changes along the cultural corridors and tributaries around the Pearl, Broadway, South Alamo, and the Museum Reach of the River Walk.
Fifteen installations, 22 artists, 13 vacant downtown properties.
Most major cities in America are afflicted by dying downtowns. At best, the downtowns are a collection of office towers surrounded by dilapidated storefronts. At night, those downtowns can look like the remnant of a nuclear winter.
Ever since returning to San Antonio last fall (see my story: “Where I Live: Deco District”), I’ve been struck by the drabness of the San Pedro railroad underpass just north of Hildebrand. It is such an ugly color, deliberately painted to blend in with the detritus of traffic. Yet it has such good art deco “bones”.
It’s the same song, and what are we on, the 5th …