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Alpine Volunteer Fire Department Mural

A mural by Cristina Sosa Noriega commemorating 100 years of the Alpine Volunteer Fire Department at the Brewster County Emergency Response Center. The mural was dedicated in June of 2019.

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History of the Texas Rangers Mural

The History of the Texas Rangers, on the east wall of the Prescription Shop, is one of a series of historically inspired murals by Stylle Read. The mural was commissioned by Alpine’s Artwalk and completed in July, 2019.

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Kokernot Park Mural

A vibrant, pop-influenced image designed by Alpine artist Amanda Calhoun was brought to life by the Sul Ross Art Club on a water tank at the southwest corner of Kokernot Municipal Park. Photo by Belle Peña-Lancaster.

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Murder Steer Mural

Guests at the Quality Inn are greeted with images of Alpine and the origin of the “murder steer” legend in the hotel’s lobby, also painted by Read in 1995.

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“Ode to Reata” Mural

Read is also the artist behind “Ode to Reata” at Reata Restaurant that features the house from the West Texas epic “Giant” and actor James Dean on a horse.

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Crystal Bar Mural

Read also worked on previous projects for others in the past. The first thing Read painted in Alpine was the West Texas themed mural near the Crystal Bar entrance. It was then owned by Larry McAllister in the spring of … Continue reading

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Cattle Drive Mural

The Cattle Drive Mural was completed in 2015 and reflects the region’s ranching heritage on the current KishMish Plaza, but the calendar image came from an actual calendar Alpine Lumber produced during the 1950s. Alpine Lumber started in this location … Continue reading

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The Mercado Mural

Blackman enlisted the help of Read and local volunteers to paint what would be the first of the six murals. The Mercado Mural came next in 2014 at the Big Bend Wool and Mohair on Murphy Street. Located in the … Continue reading

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Poco a Poquito Mural

The other mural facing south, is one of the three murals Blackman gifted to the city for the 20th anniversary of Artwalk, an annual art festival in downtown Alpine. In 2013, Blackman had an idea to paint a mural in … Continue reading

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Big Brewster Mural

At the stoplight on Holland Avenue and 5th Street, two murals are perpendicular to each other. Facing west, on the wall of Kiowa Gallery, is “Big Brewster,” which welcomes visitors with an introduction of Brewster County. Images of defining faces … Continue reading

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