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Downtown Alliance launches Writing on the Walls II

Thursday, October 29, 2020 by Tai Moses

For the second installment of its popular public art initiative, Writing on the Walls, the Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation has commissioned four murals for Bouldin Creek, a new office building at the corner of Oltorf Street and South Lamar Boulevard. The murals, designed by local artists Soledad Fernandez-Whitechurch, Tyler Hobbs, Sophie Roach and Jana Swec, will “celebrate the characteristics and cultural significance of South Austin and the greenbelt. Organic elements and colors inspired by nature blend with structure to create modern art with features that are familiar to Austin,” according to the news release. Two of the murals will be installed in the parking garage, one will be on the front of the building facing Oltorf, and the fourth will be inside the building’s lobby. Molly Alexander, executive director of the foundation, said, “We are excited about the second installation of Writing on the Walls and working with the public and private sectors and nonprofit organizations to pair local artists with walls and funders. The project at Bouldin Creek allows us to support the work of local artists while creating new and unique places to connect downtown with our community.” Work on installing the first mural begins today and continues throughout the weekend.

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