|San Antonio Museum of Art|
ART ON THE RIVER
For those of you who love the tropical and native South Texas landscaping of the original Riverwalk, there's much more of the same but whereas the original Riverbanks are flocked with scores of restaurants, shops, clubs, and theaters, the Museum Reach Extension, as it is now dubbed, encompasses the arts and culture and beauty in a large way. The SAMA (San Antonio Museum of Art) plays a big part in this art laden project but on the walk itself, many renowned artists make their mark. Carlos Cortes, a famous faux bois artist has created a forest of realistic concrete trees near the Pearl Brewery Complex and also a unique grotto that visitors will actually walk behind.
|F.I.S.H. at sunset|
|F.I.S.H in daytime|
These beautiful F.I.S.H installed by Philly artist, Donald Lipski can be found under the Interstate 35 bridge near Camden St. If you're there in the evening not only can you see the luminescent F.I.S.H shine at dusk but you may be lucky enough to see the thousands of bats that whip out from underneath the bridge each evening.
|Lower Boat Locks|
TROPICAL & NATIVE DECOR
This venue would be the start of my day visiting the New Museum Reach, with a northward walk to the SAMA (San Antonio Museum of Art) and a southward river taxi south toward the original Riverwalk for lunch.
Recently the Southern Extension, the Mission Reach has been begun and opened for walkers. The cruise boats will follow shortly as the project nears completion. This section extends to the Mission Trail and sites of the historic Missions in San Antonio.
When you come to visit or if you already have, fill me in on any new spots I may have missed, there are new ones popping up every week it seems. ENJOY!