Writing on the Walls
A first of its kind mural by Shepard Fairey & Sandra Chevrier
Writing on the Walls
Shepard Fairey & Sandra Chevrier: Creating A New Austin Landmark
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.
Canadian artist Sandra Chevrier collaborated with American street artist and graphic designer Shepard Fairey on an iconic 12-story mural that was painted on the west side of The LINE. The design fuses both of their styles and incorporates iconography that evokes the power of women and the history of women’s rights in this country. Austin-based emerging Artist Sadé Lawson created a bold, large scale mural on South Lamar exemplifying her fresh and unique style exploring identity and mental illness.
More than murals, Writing on the Walls is a week-long celebration of art, diversity and public spaces in our community. The events and activations throughout the week in 2020 included film screenings, workshops, artist demonstrations, live mural painting, and much more. We invite the community to enjoy the new landmarks that were created as a part of this process.
A Candian pop urban artist known for her captivating portraits of women
An internationally renowned street artist who has painted more than 100 large-scale public murals
An emerging Austin-based artist who explores the complexities of identity and mental illness through her work
Located at the gateway into downtown, The LINE's west-facing wall will become a new landmark featuring new custom imagery from internationally renowned street artists, Shepard Fairey and Sandra Chevrier. “The LINE is a place from community, culture, and exploration. Each Line Hotel is shaped and inspired by the unique neighborhoods we are part of.” – The LINESee a schedule of events⟶
Events & Activations
Writing on the Walls 2020 was a week-long celebration of art with activations and events at multiple locations. Click here for a schedule of events.