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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.


The Artists

Sandra Chevrier

A Candian pop urban artist known for her captivating portraits of women

Shepard Fairey

An internationally renowned street artist who has painted more than 100 large-scale public murals

Sadé Lawson

An emerging Austin-based artist who explores the complexities of identity and mental illness through her work

The Murals


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 LINE

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Lamar Wall

Local emerging artist Sadé Lawson will transform this blank wall into a bold, colorful work of art on one of Austin's busiest thoroughfares.


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.


Writing on the Walls is being made possible through the generous support of individuals, companies, and partners. Thank you to all of our sponsors and partners!



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