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Murals celebrate centennial of 19th Amendment

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Next week the Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation will unveil its new Writing on the Walls art installation featuring two permanent downtown murals. On March 4, internationally renowned artists Sandra Chevrier and Shepard Fairey will create a 12-story mural on the west side of the Line hotel downtown, while Austin artist Sadé Lawson will work on the northbound wall of South Lamar Boulevard near Sandra Muraida Way. The murals, which will take inspiration from the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, are expected to be completed by March 11. Writing on the Walls will also feature community events throughout the week including a “meet the artists” session at the Line on March 6, the Murals and Mentors program setting up in Republic Square Park on March 7, and a paint party later that night at the Line with a DJ set by Fairey.

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