Alpine, Texas Community Guide 2019/2020 | Page 11

Visitor & 11 Relocation Guide A walk through the alleyways downtown reveals many new murals and art installations, like this pop art covered car hood. Alpine artist Nancy Whitlock is drafting a map showing Alpine’s 40+ murals and wall art around town. She will include the map in a self-guided brochure for visitors, soon to be available at the Alpine Visitor Center and in shops downtown. Kokernot Municipal Park is over 40 acres of fields and shaded grassy areas with plenty of room to play. Kids will love the playgrounds, or bring your pets for the leash-free dog area. You can even catch Live Action Role Play every Saturday. And don’t forget to check out the water tank mural behind the soccer fields! envisioned the vibrant desert scene made of purple, orange and green stripes rising up to meet fluffy pink and baby blue clouds. Sul Ross State University Art Club helped bring the vision to life. The mural is a beauty after dark, too. The park stays open until 10 p.m., and when there’s a ballgame, nearby stadium lights make the neon colors really pop. Get to know Alpine by paying attention to all the wall art on your next walk or drive through town. From alleyways to neighborhoods, local artists offer homespun expression. Check with Alpine Visitor Center or Whitlock Gallery of Fine Art for more info on the self-guided brochures. This is one of Alpine’s older murals, on what used to be the H&L grocery store located at 10th Street and F Avenue. Dark skies are one of the most treasured resources in the Big Bend and this mural behind the Sibley Gallery, in the alleyway parallel to Holland Avenue, honors that. One of Alpine’s newest murals, this desert scene makes a colorful backdrop at soccer matches in Alpine’s city park, located off Fighting Buck Ave.