All Public Art Projects managed by the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture follow a comprehensive process. The Public Art Process includes six major checkpoints, in which we check in with the community and stakeholders for updates and feedback from beginning to end. Milestones with an asterisk indicate required approvals by our Public Art Committee and San Antonio Arts Commission. On average, a project can be completed in up to 24 months. 

Illustration of the major check points of the Public Art Process


Project Overview:

The City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture has identified the City Tower parking garage building as an opportunity for a public art project. The artwork will be a mural located on the exterior wall facing N. Flores St., between Commerce and Houston Street. Currently in the beginning stages of the public art process, we need your input on what theme you would like to see explored in the artwork design.

City Tower, the 22-story skyscraper (built c. 1975), previously served as headquarters for Frost Bank. In 2015, the City of San Antonio acquired the building and began renovations to house employees of 24 City departments.

Soaring at the height of 300 feet (91 meters), it is the 11th tallest building in San Antonio and is adjacent to City Hall.

Public Art Project locations must gain approval from the San Antonio Art’s Commission’s Public Art Committee before the project can continue. This project gained approval on from the Public Art Committee on February 7, 2023.

If a project is in a park or historic district/location it must gain approval from the City of San Antonio’s Office of Historic Preservation’s Historic Design Review Commission. This project did not require approval from the Historic Design Review Commission.

Project Location:

The mural will be located on the west exterior wall of the City Tower Parking Garage.

Project location photo taken Winter 2023.

This photo shows the City Tower Flores St. public art project location from Street view. There is a red square highlighting the mural location.

City Tower Flores Street Mural: Public Art Project Presentation

Mural de City Tower en calle Flores: Proyecto de Arte Público Presentación