WALL TIME | MURALS
Wall Time is a platform for artistic opportunity where S.M.A.R.T. celebrates local, national and international artists. We believe our murals tell stories, inspire reflection, encourage collaboration and form connections that transcend differences. We bring people and countries together through the power of art.
Thank you to all our Community Partners.
CODO A CODO (elbow to elbow)
Background [San Antonio + Argentina]
In 2022, local business owner Lisa Wong, owner of Rosario's brought her dream to a reality with the purchase of a new building in Southtown. S.M.A.R.T. Executive Director Andy Benavides was hired to curate and facilitate the connection between international artist INTI (from Argentina based in Barcelona) and Wong. Together, they shared stories and provided INTI the ingredients for his visual representation, Codo a Codo. This is INTI's first mural in Texas.
Location 722 S. St. Mary's Street, parking lot
Community Partner Rosario's
Artist Inti @inti.artist
Background [San Antonio + Spain]
In 2021 S.M.A.R.T. mentored local artist Rudy Herrera on bringing his vision for The Parade to life. Because of S.M.A.R.T.'s global reach, we connected Rudy with international artist Jorge Rodriguez Gerada from Barcelona, Spain who mentored and assisted Herrera with his first large scale work. An international cultural collaboration we are very proud to have been a part of. Local and global together strengthens us all.
Location Kress Building Downtown San Antonio | 311 E. Houston, Corner of E. Houston and Jefferson
Community Partners Centro San Antonio, City of San Antonio, Kress owners??/
Artist Rudy M. Herrera @rmhworks
COVID MURAL CAMPAIGN #doitforsa
In April 2021 S.M.A.R.T. was approached to create a public awareness mural campaign by MM Creative to organize and produce murals for the City of San Antonio (COSA). We were honored and excited to partner with six City districts (D1-5, D-7) showcasing the work of local artists. #doitforsa
Community Partners / Locations
D1 Marriage & Family Institute 1528 N. Main • D2 First Stop Convenience 2553 E. Houston St.•
D3 Highland Food Mart 2402 Hicks Ave • D4 Fiesta Grocery 7208 Brook Valley •
D5 La Norteña 2002 S. Flores • D7 Jefferson Bodega 1005 Donaldson Ave.
Artists James Supa, Kaldric Dow, Ana Hernandez, Gerry Garcia, RUBIO, Kim Bishop
COATS FOR KIDZ
December 2022, S.M.A.R.T. with our community partners launched a campaign to collect winter coats for children in need. Partnering with international artist Jorge Rodriguez Gerada, Gerada created a large scale portrait of a Latina. S.M.A.R.T. then orchestrated Briscoe Elementary 4th and 5th grade students to place the collected coats in a jacket and hood design. Coats were distributed to 5 local schools - receiving 100 each. Keeping children warm over these cold San Antonio winter snaps. We think that's pretty S.M.A.R.T.
Location Briscoe Elementary School, San Antonio, TX
Community Partners Briscoe Elementary, Generations Federal Credit Union, Councilwoman Teri Castillo, FPO Marketing, City Tribe Church, Akouo Church, Puro Unity, Old Navy, godiview210
Artist Jorge Rodriguez Gerada