Friday, July 17, 2009

Westside Bike Ride con Murals, Friday July 17

San Anto Cultural Arts Offers "Westside Bike Ride con Murals"

Take a spin through the Westside and view some of San Anto’s community art work

Bring your ride and glide through the Westside with San Anto Cultural Arts (SACA) Co-founder Cruz Ortiz and Community Mural/Public Art Program Coordinator Ruth Buentello. Cruz and Ruth will conduct the tour through the back roads of the Westside’s museum of mural arts. San Anto Cultural Arts is rooted in the community and its murals tell rich narratives of cultura the Westside. Don’t miss the opportunity pick up some barrio art history and burn some calories at the same time. The mural bike tour will take you past 12 of SACA’s murals. Murals included in the tour will be Educación, a 1994 mural that became the vision and birth of the organization; La India (The Indian Woman), a mural about traditional curanderismo (Spanish for natural healing) with stained glass installations; and Lideres de La Comunidad (Spanish for Community Leaders), a vibrant tribute to Westside community leaders. Come be apart of our first mural bike tour.

Cyclists of all levels and abilities are welcomed to join this bike tour. The tour will cover approximately 3.5 miles and will be conducted at a moderate pace. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring and wear their helmet. Participants will be asked to sign a liability release.

Friday, July 17, 2009, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The tour will begin at San Anto Cultural Arts which is located at 1300 Chihuahua (78207). The tour cost is $10 per person payable by cash, check or credit card

This event is being held to increase awareness of the numerous artistic contributions made by SACA over the years to the city’s Westside, to promote physical activity within the Westside community, and to raise funds for the continuation of SACA’s mission to promote human and community development through community based arts.

For more information, please contact Community Mural /Public Art Program Coordinator Ruth Buentello at 210.226.7466 or via email at

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