Arte Texas unveils a new Cesar Chavez mural in East Austin

The mural is located at 1204 E. Cesar Chavez St., near the corner of Waller Street.

AUSTIN, Texas – A group of Austin artists unveiled a new mural of labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez in East Austin on Monday afternoon.

The mural is located at 1204 E. Cesar Chavez St., near the corner of Waller Street.

East Austin based artist collective art texas said it was the group’s first mural of the year. The group of local artists is working to salvage historic murals in East Austin and add new ones that represent the area’s Mexican and Latino communities.

Arte Texas worked with other neighborhood groups on the project, including the East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Contact Team and the East Town Lake Citizen Neighborhood Association, as well as the owners of the store where the mural is located.

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“Our own local East Side artists are proud to present the new masterpiece that keeps our culture alive in a barrio of mostly working-class Mexican families who once lived here before gentrification took hold,” Arte Texas said in a press release .

The group said they are proud to preserve Chavez’s image in East Austin.

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