A Splash Of Color On The Riverwalk

Perhaps you can see, from the name of this blog, why this particular store caught my eye.

The Eclectic Art Gallery on the San Antonio Riverwalk

The Eclectic Art Gallery on the San Antonio Riverwalk

The Eclectic Art Gallery, on San Antonio’s Riverwalk, was up on street level, which meant I had to drag my tired old body up a flight of stairs from the river level. Once I spied the place I had to go there. It was well worth my attention, and I’d have walked those stairs twice to see this lovely art gallery.

Orange Wall of Art

Orange Wall of Art

As soon as I sashayed into the establishment, my eyes were almost assaulted by color. “Assaulted” isn’t the right word for a pleasurable experience, but you get the picture (so to speak).

Psychedelic Panda

Psychedelic Panda

I wandered around the art gallery marveling at the imaginations that produced images such as these.

Colorful view across the gallery

Colorful view across the gallery

Although I was enchanted with most of the artwork, my pocketbook didn’t allow me to take any of it home with me, so all I got is pictures. What I admired most about the the Eclectic Art Gallery is that most of the artists they featured were from right here in the Lone Star State (that’s my neck of the woods, you know).

A closer inspection of The Yellow Wall

A closer inspection of The Yellow Wall

Medusa or is her hair in curlers

Medusa, or is her hair in curlers?

Or is this Medusa

Or, is this Medusa?

The Purple Wall of Art

The Purple Wall of Art

As soon as I win my lottery, I’ll have a house that is as colorful as this art gallery. Well, maybe not quite this colorful — because I don’t think I’d be able to sleep in a place this psychedelic. But I’ll definitely fill my house with work from Texas artists. If you are walking the San Antonio Riverwalk as you travel across Texas, take time to visit The Eclectic Art Gallery. The splashes of color in this beautiful gallery will amaze you, I’m sure. And, if you are going to take home a memento of your trip, it would be much nicer to buy from a local artist than to pick up some souvenir made in China.

  4 comments for “A Splash Of Color On The Riverwalk

  1. June 13, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Those are some very vibrant pictures of the eclectic art on the walls. I’m surprised they let you take pictures.

    Wishing you a scent-sational evening.
    Patty
    .-= Patty Reiser´s last blog ..It’s Here! =-.

  2. Becky Allen
    June 13, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Wish I had known you were in SA. Just spent the day there and got home a little while ago. Would have caught up with you for a drink or something! Did you go to Folklife Festival?

  3. barbara
    June 13, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    love, love, LOVE local artists and their work!!! Looks like you found a treasure trove, my friend.

  4. June 14, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Wow! what color.

    I am so jealous. I have always wanted to do the river walk. So thanks for the virtual tour.

    Sheila
    .-= Sheila Atwood´s last blog ..What isHappiness?- Only The Good Friday =-.

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