Sculpture Garden

An outdoor sculpture garden located on the grounds of the San Marcos Activity Center. Featured sculptures include Caryatids by Kate Ritson and de la cuna by Albert Tamez. The Sculpture Garden also features temporary exhibits.


Chief Placido Memorial Statue

Experience the historical presence of these Native Americans and their pivotal leader, who made their home near present day San Marcos, and whose loyalty and friendship to the early settlers were crucial to the establishment of our home town.  Mr. Eric Slocombe, a talented local artist and sculptor, whose work can be found in private collections throughout the Southwest, has captured the essence of the Tonkawa warrior in this work.  Located near the Old Fish Hatchery building along the banks of the San Marcos River.


Downtown Murals

The City of San Marcos offers grants and design assistance to artists in an effort to place murals on private property throughout the city. Murals can enliven an otherwise drab alley or parking lot and add to the character and sense of place in a community, and also beautify an area by covering it and preventing graffiti.  The program is sponsored by the San Marcos Mural Arts Program and the San Marcos Arts Commission using money allocated from the City’s hotel occupancy tax collections.


Utility Boxes

Have fun on your very own treasure hunt as you drive around San Marcos in search of the decorated utility boxes!  This initiative of the San Marcos Arts Commission has brought light and life into the most over-looked areas of our town.  Five utility boxes are wrapped in art created by local artists, with more to come!