Local muralist David Blancas is taking the mission of public art online using the appeal of his most popular work of art: La Música de San Anto.
Blancas hosts a bimonthly series of videos exploring the history of the work and its restoration, as well as "paint along" and other family-friendly activities. This initiative is part of a fundraising campaign by nonprofit Westside Development Corporation to support the restoration of the “La Musica de San Anto”, which was originally commissioned by San Anto Cultural Arts and completed in 2009 by lead muralist, David Blancas.
La Música de San Anto mural was completed in November 2009. Over the last 10 years, San Antonio's weather has caused the mural to fade significantly. Amid unprecedented new development pressure this iconic and culturally relevant mural is now in desperate need of restoration.
The mural restoration project will preserve a creative, cultural, communal, and inspiring work of public art. We invite the support of the community, stakeholders, developers, business owners, and all of San Antonio to participate. Economic investment through art to preserve our heritage and build bridges between communities is vital to what has made San Antonio such a culturally rich city.DONATE
La Música de San Anto mural is a commemorative mural project which pays homage to the lives and music of Randy Garibay, Clifford Scott, Rocky Morales, Felix Villarreal, Manny Castillo, Eva Garza, Doug Sahm, Valerio Longoria, Lydia Mendoza, and Rosita Fernandez. The mural has gone on to be a highly visible emblematic representation of San Antonio music and culture as well as an iconic presence at the gateway to the West Side of our city.