12th and Chicon Mural
12th & Chicon
FYI — The Eastside Mural Route is Still under construction!
Artist: Chris Rogers
The work at the corner of 12th and Chicon streets is the reincarnation of a previous piece that was painted over last year.
The community pushed back over the original mural’s removal, seeing it as an erasure of the culture and the people that existed in East Austin long before white-owned businesses moved in. Six Square, an organization dedicated to preserving and re-animating that culture, worked with the wall’s current owner to coordinate the repainting. In the interim, they met with community members and sought feedback on the place of public art in the community.
Both pieces — the original and the replacement — were painted by artist Chris Rogers.