“Plein Air” Exhibit Opens on Houston Street, Art Everywhere Initiative Scales Up

Centro San Antonio is excited to announce the latest Art Everywhere installation: The Plein Air Exhibit. The Plein Air Exhibit will feature 20 artists who truly believe in the transformative power of art in the public realm. The exhibit will run the length of the Kress Building located at the 300 Block of E. Houston St, utilizing vacant storefront windows to add vibrancy to downtown San Antonio.

“The Plein Air Exhibit,” a crowdsourced exhibition, began in response to COVID-19 to alleviate some of the hardships brought onto the art community by the pandemic. During the pandemic, art non-profits and artists were suffering, limiting their sources of income and exposure. To help the community understand the impact that the arts make on our community, Centro and CAUSA (Culture and Arts United for San Antonio) teamed up to invite San Antonio artists to submit original artworks to be installed on business facades across downtown San Antonio. This open call titled “Power of Art in the Public Realm” took place in 2021 and received submissions from all over San Antonio. 

The goal of the open call was to select ten artists whose work would be transformed into large-scale 2D artworks. However,

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