Pearl announces collaboration with San Antonio Street Art Initiative

San Antonio Street Art Initiative Board President Shek Vega. Photo: Karissa Rangel, used with permission.

Pearl is excited to announce a new creative partnership with San Antonio Street Art Initiative (SASAI) to help elevate the pedestrian experience on the east side of the property. Pearl has a long track record of celebrating and supporting local artists and this collaboration is the latest installment of that commitment. Five artists will be tasked with transforming the underpass between Broadway and Avenue A at Pearl into a dynamic mural that references the brand’s rich history in San Antonio through the lens of some of the region’s most talented street artists. (Pearl, 2021)

“The team at Pearl is honored to partner with San Antonio Street Art Initiative for this project. They are the ideal partners to help create a transformational space between Broadway and the heart of Pearl.” – Pearl’s Chief Operating Officer Mesha Millsap.

As part of Pearl’s dedication to support a community of makers on the property, the transformed underpass and pedestrian area will feature the works from local artists including:

Shek Vega – Project Manager and SASAI Board President
Eva Sanchez
Matt Tumlinson
Nik Soupè

“San Antonio Street Art Initiative has grouped together some of its strongest homegrown artists to aid in the completion of this Pearl project. This is a great opportunity to be a part of something that means so much to San Antonio.” – SASAI Board President Shek Vega.

The works will feature inspiration drawn from the San Antonio community that frequent Pearl as well as ideas taken from Pearl’s archives. The art initiative is officially underway at Pearl and the project is set to be complete by early November.

Pearl is a dynamic neighborhood built around the historic Pearl Brewery, which operated from 1883 to 1999. Located just north of downtown San Antonio on the banks of the San Antonio River, it is home to architecturally significant buildings like the brewhouse and stable—both built in 1894—and numerous plazas. Today, Pearl is home to dozens of unique culinary concepts, one-of-a-kind retail, weekend markets, residential communities, innovative office tenants, the San Antonio campus of the Culinary Institute of America, and the award-winning Hotel Emma. Pearl is a vibrant district where community gathers to play, work, and live; it is a place where things are made and celebrated with purpose and sincerity. We invite all to gather and experience the best of what San Antonio has to offer. Learn more

San Antonio Street Art Initiative (SASAI) is an artist-run, independent, non-profit focused on two areas of advocacy: education/career development and mural art programming. Since November of 2018, SASAI has been leading the way for street and mural art in San Antonio, while working to create “The Largest Outdoor Gallery in Texas™.” SASAI’s acclaimed projects have beautified neighborhoods, contributed to economic development, advocated for fair-pay jobs to local talent, while being a driving force in the public art scene.


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