Artists are invited to wander and paint the historic homes and parks of the Santa Rita neighborhood, named for the famous Santa Rita no. 1 oil well west of San Angelo. On May 28, 1923, the well began gushing 'Black Gold' and started the first oil boom in West Texas.
Beautiful historic and stately homes line tree-filled streets in Santa Rita
Rock-lined Sulfur Draw creek, constructed by the WPA in the 1940's, winds through the neighborhood, creating a meandering green oasis
Sunken Garden Park nearby hosts the very paintable Salmon Sculpture Competition
The Civic League Park will tempt the artists with more rockwork done by WPA workers, towering Cypress along the river, and the world-renowned International Waterlily Gardens.