Gateway Mural Projects
Selected Artist for First Gateway Mural Project
The Cultural District Gateways will be an exciting new project that creates dramatic, large-scale public artworks sited at “gateways” to the Six Square Cultural District.
Austin’s Cultural District is named for the six square miles of the historically segregated “negro district” in East Austin. This segregation was mandated by the City of Austin’s comprehensive plan of 1928. Over the decades, the African American community here created a culturally rich area, with Black-owned and run businesses, churches, music venues, arts, and institutions. Today, due to gentrification/re-investment and out-migration, Austin’s Eastside Black community has dwindled, and its history is being lost. The Cultural District Gateways will mark and preserve this history and the special character of the area today.
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!
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.
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Black Austin Matters| Black Artists Matter