MAPEI talks the Walk

MAPEI is helping the San Antonio River Foundation install a WPA-era ceramic tile mural along the city’s planned River Walk expansion. The manufacturer will supply all surface preparation and tile installation products to set the mural. The company will also provide a technical consultant to advise installers.

The 120-tile mural, which depicts colorful scenes in a Mexican village, was created some 70 years ago at the Mexican Arts and Crafts workshop started by Ethel Wilson Harris, technical supervisor of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) arts and crafts division in San Antonio during the Great Depression. The Mexican village mural was rescued from a home undergoing demolition. The piece will be the third WPA-era mural to grace the San Antonio River Walk. For more about MAPEI, visit or call (800) 426-2734.

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