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9-11 Memorial: S. Oakes St., north of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art. Monument dedicated in memory of those, including Judy Rowlett of San Angelo, who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Steel for the monument was acquired from the World Trade Center, Ground Zero. Dedicated Sept. 8, 2003.

Annex Eagle: 100 Court St., west side of Tom Green County Annex. Artist unknown. This eagle is one of two which adorned the front of the First National Bank building, built in 1904, on the southeast corner of W. Beauregard Ave. and S. Chadbourne St. When the original building was demolished in 1962, the bank moved to Court St. The two eagles were brought to the new building to retain some of the bank’s history. Completed 1904.

Art Opens Doors Alley Way: 215 S. Oakes. Rene Alvarado, Roger Allen, Ben Sum, and 15 others, Artists. Art installation featuring 17 doors painted by local artists. A portrait of benefactor Eva Tucker is painted on a balcony overlooking the alley. Completed March 2007.

Banking on West Texas: 2201 Sherwood Way at Texas State Bank. Terry S. Gilbreth, Artist. Sculpture of a cowboy resembles a West Texas rancher confidently leaving the bank with a successful loan. Unveiled May 2000.

Bobcat: 100 Cottonwood St., Central High School campus near the cafeteria and office buildings. John Arthur Cavness, Artist. Bronze bobcat sculpture. The artist was a 1976 graduate of Central High School. Dedicated May 20, 1977.

Cowboy Sculpture: Sculpture is located at Bryant Blvd. and 3rd Street. Scott Sustek’s larger than life bronze statue by depicts a cowboy is seen waving and welcoming visitors coming in from the north into San Angelo and waving goodbye to travelers headed north.  

Curl: 1 Love St., San Angelo Museum of Fine Art. Jack Arthur Cavness, Artist. Sculpture that from the museum door displays a pattern of four diamonds. From the parking lot, a 90° rotation, the sculpture appears to have an “S” shape. Completed 2004.

Ethicon Rams: 3348 Pulliam St., entrance to Ethicon Labs. Lawrence Ludke, Artist. Sculpture of charging rams mark the entrance to Ethicon. Completed 1965.

Figura Accoccolata: 1 Love St., San Angelo Museum of Fine Art south lawn, Emilio Greco, Artist. Statue of a woman mourning. Completed 1956.

Garden Sprite: 18 E. Ave. A, in the tiered plaza. L’Deane Trueblood, Artist. Sculpture of a child reading dedicated to the children of San Angelo. Completed May 2001.

Helping Hands: 72 W. College St., City Hall Plaza, John Vin Klarek, Artist. Statue commissioned by San Angelo Firefighters to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the San Angelo Fire Department. The base is made out of stones from the Ben Ficklin Courthouse and contains a time capsule. Completed 1986.

Historic Murals of San Angelo: These wall depictions can be observed throughout the downtown San Angelo area and include the Blacksmith Mural, Transportation, Chadbourne St., Ranching Murals and the Elmer Kelton Memorial Mural as Military History Mural is complete.  An audio cell phone tour is available which provides the history of each of the wall paintings. The number is posted at each site and cell phone call is free. A wonderful way to learn the history of San Angelo. Visit

Iron Sharpens Iron Mural: 307 N. Oakes, south side of Giselle’s Raw Furniture. The Dayster Tribe (four members of the House of Faith), Artists. Mural that depicts brothers building up brothers. Completed Summer 2003.

Las Dos Angelas: 418 E. Ave. B., San Angelo Visitors’ Center. John Noelke, Artist. Bronze sculptures depict St. Angela Meruci (1474–1540), the city’s namesake, Carolina Angela de la Garza DeWitt, the wife of San Angelo’s founder, and a Rambouillet ewe. Completed April 2005.

Logan’s Apatosaurus: 300 block of River Dr., Kids’ Kingdom in Santa Fe Park. Dan Raven, Artist. Limestone dinosaur sculpture created as a gift to the children of San Angelo. Dedicated September 2003.

Jumanos Mission Monument: 1000 block of Rio Concho Dr. Marks the site where Reverend Fray Juan De Ortega O.F.M. established a mission for the Jumanos Indians in 1632.

Minerva: 902 Pecos St. Jim Bean Photography, John Arthur Cavness, Artist. Sculpture that has four unique viewing angles. Two of which are that from one direction appears to be a cube and from a different direction is a diamond. Completed 2001.

Mosaic Art: along the Concho River Walk, by Art In Uncommon Places group. Each art peice sits along San Angelo’s newly redesigned river walk, either under or beside each of the bridges between South Abe and South Oak Streets. Culminating a six-year project envisioned by AIUP, the large outdoor mosiac art pieces have been designed by seven San Angelo artists using primarily recycled materials. Many of the pieces serve as benches or picnic stations for visitors to utilize at their leisure.

Mosaic Car: 427 S. Oakes, in front of the old filling station, east of the Museum of Fine Art. Melodie McDonald, Designer, aided by 200+ volunteers. Mosaic-tiled 1967 Volkswagen Beetle is the first in a series part of functional sculptures by Art in Uncommon Places, a group committed to advancing the arts in San Angelo. Completed 2005.

Ram and Ewe: Jackson St. and Varsity Lane, ASU campus in front of the Junell Center. Raul Ruiz, Artist. Bronze statue. Unveiled December 18, 2001.

Rambouillet Head Fountain: 1620 University Ave., ASU campus, LeGrand Center Courtyard. Garland Weeks, Artist. Ram head sculpture commissioned by Gary and Pat Rodgers. Completed June 2006.

RAN: 900 W. Beauregard Ave., Municipal Rose Garden in Civic League Park. John Raimondi, Artist. Metal statue fabricated with assistance of students from San Angelo Lake View and San Angelo Central High Schools. Completed May 1979.

Rebirth of an Old Friend: 34 E. Ave. D., between the Pavilions in El Paseo de Santa Angela. Sculpture of three grazing buffalo dedicated in the honor of San Angelo author Elmer Kelton. This piece memorializes Kelton’s book “The Wolf and the Buffalo,” which is set around Fort Concho in the post Civil War years. Dedicated Dec. 4, 2003.

Paintbrush Alley: 100 block of the alley between W. Twohig Ave. and W. Concho St., behind the Texas Theater. Sue Rainey, Julie Raymond, Melodie McDonald, Ellen Lasatter, and 30+ other local artists and volunteers, Artists. Drive-through art gallery includes 18 windows and numerous murals. Completed Summer 2005.

Passing It On: 18 E. Ave. A in the tiered plaza. Linda Chandler, Artist. Statue of a cowboy and a boy was given to the city by the West Texas Boys Ranch on the ranch’s 50th anniversary. Dedicated August 23, 1997.

Pearl of the Conchos: North Concho River next to the Celebration Bridge in Bart DeWitt Park. Garland Weeks, Artist. Sculpture of a mermaid holding a Concho Pearl was rendered this from an original work created by San Angelo resident Jayne Beck in 1992. Dedicated June 11, 1994.

SAFD: 306 W. 1st St., Central Fire Station. Statue dedicated to the Firefighters of San Angelo. This is a scale model of a larger monument located in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Dedicated December 2005.

Saint Francis: 1116 W. Ave. N. in Fairmount Cemetery. B. Zuckermann, Artist. Statue of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of nature. Completed 1973.

Secret Garden: 36 W. Beauregard, between Farmer’s Insurance and Wells Fargo building. Anthony Fuentes, Artist. Life-size wire-sculpted people scale walls of Farmer’s Insurance building. Completed March 2007.

Trinity Sisters: The project is located on the bus stop at North Chadbourne & 18th Street. This sculpture consists of three large steel cut-out panels with tile, glass, pottery and other materials adorning it. Julie Raymond and Sue Rainey crafted this brightly colored red blue & yellow art sculpture. IT includes an iron bench in front for relaxing and enjoying the neighborhood.

Undeciphered Oracle #2: 1620 University Dr. ASU campus, LeGrand Center Courtyard. Lyle London, Artist. Seven-foot abstract copper sculpture. Donated to the university September 2004.

Vincent Memorial: 1900 block of Johnson St., ASU campus. Lincoln Fox, Artist. Statue of an eagle soaring above a stack of books represents aspirations achieved through education. Completed 1996.

Wool Capital Landmark “200%”: 1400 block of S. Bryant Blvd. at intersection of W. Ave. J. Don Bowen, Artist. Sculpture of a Rambouillet ewe and twin lambs dedicated in recognition of San Angelo’s heritage as the Wool Capital. It is named for the stockman’s ideal: two lambs for every ewe. Completed May 1998.