A “Giant” step for art kind
Downtown San Angelo, Inc. and Art in Uncommon Places partner for an incredible new project- the revitalization of Paintbrush Alley. Nestled in the alleyway behind Firestone on W. Concho Ave. and Texas Theater on W. Twohig Ave., the outdoor gallery stretches along the back of several businesses. Bright murals and symbols of Texas culture encompass the alley’s theme of 1956 motion picture “Giant.” Adapted from the novel by Edna Ferber, life in West Texas is detailed in epic, Western drama style. The film features prominent actors like Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean- each of whom are immortalized in this not-so-secret corner of San Angelo. On March 28, 2019, Art in Uncommon Places held a Paintbrush Alley Party open to the public to formally exhibit the space. The event featured live music, refreshments, and a formal ribbon cutting ceremony by the Chamber of Commerce’s Concho Cadre. Over 50 local artists participated in the project to create a multimedium experience of murals, mosaics, and metalwork.