From Texas Public Radio:
Two artists share a dream: to create the largest outdoor art gallery in Texas. They’ve already taken huge strides towards making that dream come true.
Shek Vega is one of those artists. His company, “Los Otros Murals,” is successful. Their work is wildly popular. It’s often underwritten by huge corporations. And he’s made his mark all over town. Last year, he created the non-profit San Antonio Street Art Initiative.
“It was a real grassroots kind of thing. We went knocking on doors. We went trying to raise money,” Vega said. “We hit the streets and hit the pavement and got enough capital to get the ball moving.”
That money paid 16 San Antonio artists to paint freeway supports under I-35 near the Pearl. This place was a no-man’s land, forbidding and artless. But, Vega said, not anymore.
“I can pass by any time of day at any day of the week and watch people taking wedding photos or graduation photos or shooting music videos, and it’s just wonderful. They’re taking their friends there,” he said.