Capitol View Arts – Gateway Mural Project – Presents :

Making Moves in The ATX

Artist : Sade Lawson
Funded By : Texas Commission On The Arts & Six Square
Project Manager : Clifford Gillard

Official Unveiling

NOVEMBER 13th, 2021 @ 1:00 PM CST

Location: 1120 Branch St, Austin, TX 78702

Mary Elizabeth Branch – First Female President at Tillotson College, Austin’s oldest higher education institution

Thurgood Marshall – First Black Supreme Court Justice. lived on E11th street during the legal fight to desegregate the University Of Texas at Austin

Azie Taylor Morton — Appointed by President Jimmy Carter as the Treasurer of the United States from 1977 to 1981. The only African American to hold that position.

Willie Wells – Born in Austin, Willie Wells. Wells was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997 also inducted into the Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame and Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame.

Tarik Daniels – Writer, director, producer, playwright, and podcaster, his artistic works focus on social injustices faced by the Black diaspora of women and queer and trans people of color in America.

Christina Muhammad – Christina is known for her work with the public, providing back-to-school events, aiding evacuees, and providing self-defense training. She also is coordinating the building efforts for a 100-acre community in Central Texas.

Chas Moore – Leader of The Austin Justice Coalition, a grassroots, activist-led organization which demands criminal justice reform and seeks to build community at the local, state, and national levels.

Ben Wash – Started cooking when he was seven years old. Ben moved to Austin as a teenager in the 1950s and learned to grill brisket from elder friends. His mother cultivated his love and talent, for grilling and at twenty-seven years old, with a bank loan of five hundred dollars  Ben started the Long Branch. Now know as Franklin’s BBQ.

Bringing Artistic Expression To Communities In Austin

Austin has a rich culture of music and art that has made it a flagship for enthusiast from around the world. We look to not only preserve that culture but also expand it to disenfranchised artists and communities

Calling all local Mural Artists!

Capitol View Arts have issued a call for a mural commission opportunity in the Austin Negro District in East Austin; a fee of up to $25,000 for an 18′ x 40′ mural.
Details below. Online application at .…/capitol-view-arts
Request for Proposal for Mural/Artwork
Honoring Austin Negro District (1928)
Location: 1101 N Interstate 35 (Behind Travis County Credit union In front of Franklins’ BBQ)
Client: Capitol View Arts
RFP Submission Deadline: March 31st, 2021

Proud Partnerships

We could not have the success that we’ve experienced without the help, support and collaboration of some of our proud partners. 

Getting involved as an Artist or wanting to be part of something great

We encourage artists and those who want to assist our organization to reach out and express your interest. There are various opportunities to further your craft and build on your artist profession. From our online marketplace, to helping artists understand local grants; our services expand to meet the needs of our local artists where they are in their individual progressions.

Capitol View Arts : About Our Name

If you open the side door of Austin’s Historic Victory Grill, you’ll see a perfect, beautiful view of the Texas Capitol. We have often wondered how many performers and patrons of the Victory Grill throughout the years have gazed at this spectacular site and had thoughts of equality, freedom, and change.

We thought the representation of this Capitol view was befitting to an organization whose mission is not only to improve the lives of artists and residents on the east side, but also to offer the Austin community a chance to preserve past history and experience new and exciting transformations as our city continues to grow.

Black Austin Matters| Black Artists Matter

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Capitol View Arts now offers a new and secure way for anyone to support established and rising Austin artists of color.

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