Gravelmouth Gallery and El Gallista ~ San Antonio
Taking the road less traveled on Saturday afternoon, I wandered down South Flores Street in “Southtown” San Antonio, to discover Gravelmouth. Follow this link to reach the Facebook page:
This is actually a complex called 1906.
“We are a collective group of artists, design professionals, fabricators, professional framers and creative problem solvers.”
1906 includes Gavelmouth Artist Space as well as a number of other studios and Benavides Picture Framing. See the website for more: http://1906gallery.com/1906_Site/about.html.
I just discovered this new area is called the, “Lone Star Art District,” and it has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LoneStarArtDistrict.
Despite being “down” for the installation of new exhibitions, they let me explore the studios and gallery spaces behind the scenes (thank you).
The front tire of the gigantic motorcycle above (“parked” outside the complex), is actually as tall as I am, which is about five and a half feet.
I also ventured across the street to El Gallista and visited with Joe Lopez. Here is the Facebook page:
Joe is pictured above showing me a few of his watercolors. He was kind enough to give me a tour of the entire building and all the art studios found at El Gallista as well.
This is another area of San Antonio that is being “recaptured” and renovated for living and art spaces; it is just getting going, but it’s very intriguing ….