Expansive mural celebrating diversity unveiled in downtown San Marcos

Local artist Robert Jones' mural was unveiled Jan. 16 in downtown San Marcos. (Heather Demere/Community Impact Newspaper)
Local artist Robert Jones' mural was unveiled Jan. 16 in downtown San Marcos. (Heather Demere/Community Impact Newspaper)

Local artist Robert Jones' mural was unveiled Jan. 16 in downtown San Marcos. (Heather Demere/Community Impact Newspaper)

A large mural celebrating diversity has been unveiled in downtown San Marcos at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and LBJ Drive on a prominent brick wall of the Crossroads Building.

Located at 110 E. Martin Luther King Drive, the mural was created by local artist Robert Jones and depicts a group of several people of different races and ethnicities.


A press release from the Downtown Association of San Marcos stated the project was a collaboration with the Dunbar Heritage Association, Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos and the Indigenous Cultures Institute to bring a new diversity mural to downtown San Marcos.

"Jones's expansive work ... will celebrate all the cultures that make San Marcos an inclusive, welcoming community," the release stated. "Mark Shields, the building owner, has been a strong supporter of the project and welcomes this mural on his site."

A dedication ceremony for the mural took place at the site Jan. 16 at 10 a.m.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.


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