Downtown alley set to strut like a peacock with live events

Originally published in Texas Public Radio

There’s a spot downtown that hosts some of the most interesting art events in San Antonio. Not many residents know about it, but that may change in 2023.

Centro San Antonio’s Elizabeth Burt said that place is Peacock Alley. “It’s really special. And anybody that goes to Peacock Alley once, you kind of get it,” she said.

And it really is an alley. “It’s an intimate alley positioned between two 100-year old plus buildings by day and most times of the year. It is a commercial alley,” Burt explained.

But it’s not a place with beer bottles and overturned trash cans.

“We have beautified it again through our Art Everywhere initiative. So there’s multiple murals,” she explained. “It’s a block away from Houston Street. And it’s a pleasant surprise that people stumble upon. Imagine walking down the street not, not having a plan to enter the alley. And you’re you hear a live jazz musician or a DJ or see a cluster of artisan vendors.”

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