San Angelo featured in Western Artwork & Structure Journal

Can you separate the art from the artist?

Linda Thorsen Bond, Particular to the San Angelo Customary-Occasions
Printed 6:33 p.m. CT Sept. 29, 2020 | Up to date 6:35 p.m. CT Sept. 29, 2020


San Angelo is featured within the October-November situation of Western Artwork & Structure Journal within the Wanderings part of the nationwide journal. 

The six-page story describes Fort Concho, the San Angelo Museum of Nice Arts, the Guests Middle, downtown companies in historic buildings, Paintbrush Alley, the brand new Pop Artwork Museum, the Worldwide Water Lily Assortment, the Rooster Farm Artwork Middle and Angelo State College. 

Off-the-beaten-path points of interest included are the pictographs close to Paint Rock, Christoval Vineyards and the Mount Carmel Hermitage Monastery. Of explicit curiosity to the journal’s readers is one among San Angelo’s earliest architects, Oscar Ruffini. Forty-four space points of interest, eating places, retailers and locations to remain are listed in a sidebar. 

The story coincides with EnPleinAirTEXAS, the annual occasion that brings artists to San Angelo for the worldwide juried competitors. This yr, artists have been chosen from 26 states and 4 continents. Artists who come to San Angelo could spend the day on the San Angelo Fairgrounds portray the highest 30 roping cowboys on the earth, together with youth exhibiting their prize goats and lambs at a Junior Livestock Present. Throughout the week, they’re invited to historic non-public ranches to spend the day and paint in addition to be welcomed by the ranchers themselves with their West Texas hospitality.  

The neighborhood and guests alike have embraced the artists, housing them of their houses, and serving to gross sales of art work to common over $200,000 every of the previous 5 years. Artists donate again a large portion of each sale, supporting the San Angelo Museum of Nice Arts kids’s education schemes. All artists, hosts and volunteers will comply with COVID-19 restrictions and directions.

The story is written by Linda Thorsen Bond and Barbara Rallo. Bond writes for magazines, newspapers and tv. Her historic novel, “Saving the Oldest City in Texas,” and latest guide, “San Angelo A to Z: A Younger Reader’s Information,” can be found on and at bookstores. Rallo, a local San Angeloan, is deeply immersed within the historical past and tradition of the area. As an artist and arts fanatic, she coordinates EnPleinAirTEXAS, and works to have interaction the following era in the way forward for town. Images within the journal are by Charles Luker, Susan Brooks, Bruce R. Partain, Tim Vasquez, Kenneth Thompson, Barbara Rallo and John Osterhout.

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