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Go Spurs Go: Local artist paints Spurs Coyote mural on northwest side

SAN ANTONIO - Fiesta and Spurs murals are popping up all over town.

SAN ANTONIO - Fiesta and Spurs murals are popping up all over town.

As of Sunday afternoon, the northwest side is home to the newest painting.

"We're in the playoffs, and I feel like this is gonna give the community a little bit of extra energy," San Antonio artist, Albert Gonzales said.

The "#2! man" himself is the feature of the latest Spurs mural outside KM Computers & Printing at 5727 Evers Road.

"It doesn't matter who you are or what background you might have, the Spurs bring everyone together," Claudia Ortega of KM Computers & Printing said.

Ortega said they found Gonzales on social media. The business admired his work and decided they must have a Coyote painting on their wall.

"My art, it's pretty much inspired by the community, inspired by how I grew up," said Gonzales, who attributes his passion and motivation in part to local Spurs mural artist, Nik Soupe.

Gonzales, a Lanier High School graduate, recently opened an art gallery at 2402 Guadalupe Street called Trebla Art. He considers the gallery a sanctuary for west side youth and aspiring artists.

"A month or two before I opened up the gallery, out of those 200 or 300 kids [at Lanier], a very small number had actually been to an art gallery or an art exhibition," Gonzales said. "I wanted to help change that."

That's his number one priority: Inspiring kids in his childhood neighborhood to believe in themselves. To achieve number one, Gonzales counts on #2! for the assist.

"I paint to inspire. I paint to inspire and I paint to help people be happy," Gonzales said. "I want people to see my work and smile. I want people to see the work and be like, 'He's doing what he loves to do. If he can do it, I can do it'."

KM Computers & Printing invites everyone to stop by and take photos with their Coyote mural. Don't forget to share the picture using the hashtags on the painting, and tag the business on Instagram "KMPrintSA."

You can find Albert Gonzales on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. If you're interested in a mural or painting, visit www.albertgonzalesart.com for further information.