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About Writing on the Walls

Writing on the Walls celebrates art, diversity and public spaces in our city. Writing on the Walls pays local artists to enhance downtown Austin’s vibe through art for all. Learn more about each of the projects Writing on the Walls has worked on since its inaugural event in 2020 below and donate to support the next Writing on the Walls project.

Art & Parks Self-Guided Tour

Explore the best of what downtown Austin art and parks have to offer through our selection of curated murals, artworks and greenspaces. Check-in to tour locations to earn prizes, redeemable at Republic Square.

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Old Bakery & Artisan Emporium

This Community Activated Parks Project is undergoing a community engagement process to explore ideas on how to revitalize this downtown greenspace through a new mural that tells the story of this area of Austin.

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Republic Square Mural Sculpture

The Republic Square Mural Sculpture stood proudly in the park from March to May 2023, a beacon representing Austin’s diversity and multiculturalism. In honor of Black History Month, Women’s History Month and Austin’s Mexican American Heritage Corridor, the selected artists show us important moments in Austin’s past, present and future through their eyes.

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301 Congress Porch

Anchored by the 5-story mural “Where the Wildflowers Grow” by the artist DAAS, the 301 Congress Porch is amid a massive transformation. Putting community-driven design first, this nook of Austin’s downtown is quickly becoming a place for creativity, inspiration, and activity for all.

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The ARTBOX program creates large impact murals on the smallest of urban canvases. With over 800 boxes in downtown Austin, the ARTBOX program will continue to inspire and beautify for years to come.


Downtown Mural Tour

Explore the Downtown Austin Mural Map through the camera lens of Jay Ybarra, one of Austin’s most talented portrait and street photographers. Experience a collection of inspirational and iconic murals in and around downtown Austin in this self-guided tour.

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Ann Richards Public Art Project

Celebrating Women’s History Month by installing a striking series of ninety-six “Ann Banners” along Congress Avenue from the Ann Richards Bridge to the Texas State Capitol.

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Writing on the Walls 2020

Writing on the Walls is an annual series of collaborative public art installations and events. At the inaugural event in March 2020, local, national, and international artists simultaneously created two new landmarks in downtown Austin.

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