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UTSA partners with West Side community to help restore iconic mural

February 5, 2020

UTSA Today

 UTSA students, faculty and staff painted shoulder-to-shoulder with artists and members of the local community on Jan. 30 to help restore an iconic mural on the San Antonio’s West Side. The event—Painting with a Purpose—took place on UTSA’s Downtown Campus.

Titled La Música de San Anto, the 150-foot public mural pays homage to 10 San Antonio music legends. Completed in 2009, the mural is located near the West Commerce Bridge, considered a gateway to the city’s West Side neighborhood.

Over the past decade weather has taken a toll on the outdoor mural, causing it to require extensive restoration. Partners on the effort include the Westside Development Corp., San Anto Cultural Arts, and La Printeria, along with partnering sponsors UTSA, Google Fiber and Weston Urban.

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