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The Art of San Angelo

By Nancy Walkup, posted on Dec 13, 2014

My husband and I just enjoyed delightful two days in San Angelo, Texas, courtesy of the San Angelo Art Museum. Our genial host and tour guide was Howard Taylor, Director of the Museum.

In front of the San Angelo Art Museum


In front of the San Angelo Art Museum

I was there to discuss a possible museum collaboration project but had no idea how much art and energy were to be found in San Angelo. We had stayed here in our Airstream just overnight but had not come into town.

At the museum. 
A view from the roof top of the Museum.
The roof of the Museum has a distinctive shape.
The Museum at night.
Chicken Farm Art Center

We were excited to get to go to the Chicken Farm Art Center, as we had heard great things about it from a friend. It has artist studios, a restaurant, artist homes, a bed and breakfast, and a funkiness that we loved.

Chicken Farm Art Center
We need something like the Chicken Farm in Denton!
Chicken Farm Art Center
A great way to display glaze tiles.
Lots of mosaics everywhere. 


Chickens everywhere, as you might expect.



Leddy's Boots

 Downtown San Angelo was thriving, with lots of shops, restaurants, and historic buildings.




Leddy's Sheep

We learned that San Angelo is known for its sheep, horses, and cotton. All over town were entertaining sheep sculptures, such as this one for Leddy's Boots.





Leddy's sheep detail.
We'll definitely be going back to San Angelo!