Art Network: Scales and Experience

This graphic shows how recommended art projects within “Currents and Eddies” are conceived at four scales: system, reach, segment, and site/event. The art master plan aims to establish a creative vision for 14 miles of the San Antonio River—its habitats, natural processes, infrastructure, pathways, outdoor rooms, and aesthetic elements—with a series of unexpected and changing experiences. Conceived as a system of currents and eddies, artworks enrich the journey along an aesthetically cohesive river pathway linking historic, natural, cultural and recreational features. The plan includes conceptual designs for two major public art projects conceived as theaters that address the history and culture of this unique watershed. The “Grotto Theater” references the source of the river—the caves of the Edwards Aquifer—and the craft found within the downtown River Walk. The “Confluence Theater” is inspired by human history, natural phenomena, and ecology of the Mission Reach.