Murals of East Austin: Self-Guided Tour

A self-guided tour of the murals found in the Six Square Black Cultural District in East Austin, presented by Creative Action and Six Square

Murals of East Austin: Self-Guided Tour

Austin, Texas 78745, United States

Created By: Creative Action

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Austin, Texas is a city that appreciates a good mural.

As an organization that appreciates an art-loving community, our Color Squad teen program combines the two — mural and community — to design and execute a brand-new piece of public art each year. This year’s mural, titled “Welcome to Austin,” focuses on the themes of community and home, and will be unveiled at Lott Pocket Park on Memorial Day, May 28.

To celebrate the upcoming unveiling, we are recognizing just a few of the murals that have become colorful symbols of East Austin. Check them out by following along with this self-guided tour.

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Just a block away from the wellknown mural on 12th and Chicon, this public piece, which reads We are Austin, is a homegrown mural that captures a similar sentiment of community. The artist of this piece is unknown.
The mural currently at the corner of Chicon and 12th streets is the reincarnation of a previous work that was painted over last year.  The community pushed back over the original mural's removal, seeing it as an erasure of the culture and ... Read more
"Voyage to Soulville," the mural on Austin Public Library's Carver Branch depicts a metaphorical "voyage through the discovery of black identity," according to the library. The colorful, large-scale work, created in 1986 by John Fisher, s... Read more
You’re likely very familiar with Federico Archuleta’s art, even if you don’t recognize his name. The graffiti artist and illustrator works with stencils to create his Mexican-inspired, bright, pop-y works that cover much of Austin. H... Read more
Austin soul songstress Lavelle White, Victory Grill founder Johnny Holmes, and pianist Roosevelt "Grey Ghost" Williams have graced the side of legendary restaurant and music venue Victory Grill since the traveling Trust Your Struggle artist... Read more
The gorgeous and colorful mosaic tiles of East Austin's Rhapsody mural combine to create an animated tribute to East Austin's musical past.  The 50-foot-long artwork was designed in 2003 by University of Texas Art Professor John Yancey to... Read more
Lott Pocket Park is the future site of "Welcome to Austin," Color Squad's latest public art piece which focuses on the themes of community and home. The mural is the result of a school-year long process that began with community building an... Read more


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