The #ElMeroMuro project brought eight murals and one mural workshop to downtown Austin this year with the goal of increasing relevant cultural messages and imagery in the downtown community. Bilingual marketing imbues a sense of welcome for Spanish speaking members of the community while simultaneously providing an access point of exploration, education, and solidarity with Mexican culture.
These murals received tens of thousands of views on Facebook and Instagram, marking a huge success for the project and bringing visibility to diverse place-making messages. • With the support and participation of everyone who contributed to the success of #ElMeroMuro, we look forward to introducing even more ambitious murals and local artists brimming with talent throughout 2017.
The 5th Street Mural Billboards program is sponsored by the City of Austin’s Cultural Expansion Program. The 2016 murals can be viewed below.