Alonso and Gus Estrada and Jenn Contreras, The Ofrenda Mural, 2021, Acrylic, 42’ x 14‘

El Mero Muro

About El Mero Muro Program

The Mexic-Arte Museum’s El Mero Muro is a mural program located on the exterior wall of the building on 5th St. and Congress Avenue. Conveying powerful messages of relevant social issues, the outdoor murals of the Museum are in a unique and highly visible area of downtown Austin. Hundreds of vehicles pass by this busy corner of downtown Austin per day, including high volumes of pedestrians who walk past the Museum and its murals. To better attract the viewing public, the Museum commissions artists to create impactful murals using striking images and bilingual messaging. The murals “speak” in words and visual imagery to provoke ideas, address contemporary issues, and generate interest in the community, and also to welcome the public to visit the Museum.


Lead to Live

Apr. 8, 2022 – Dec. 1, 2023

Lead to Lives, painted by Amado Castillo III and his son Amado Castillo IV, is the first mural brought to the museum’s 5th street wall in 2022.

Tree of Life Estampilla

Feb. 24, 2023 – Dec. 1, 2023

Mexic-Arte Museum is happy to welcome Austin-Based artist, Carmen Rangel, as one of the muralist creating a mural to coincide with the opening of Mexic-Arte Museum’s exhibition “Expresiones de Mexico, Arte de la Gente / Art of the People.”

Somos Ellas

Mar. 19, 2023 – Dec. 1, 2023

Come see the newly completed Mero Muro mural Somos Ellas (We Are Them) by Victor Meléndez and Tavo Garavato. In Somos Ellas, Víctor painted a bat in homage to Austin in the style […]


Sep. 19, 2023 – Dec. 31, 2023

Come see the newly completed Mero Muro mural Remembrance by Mauro de la Tierra. This mural serves as an homage to the richness of cultural diversity. It draws inspiration from thewidely celebrated […]


Dreaming of Xochitlalpan

Sep. 22, 2022 – Aug. 31, 2023

As part of the ELA 26: Histories of Transformation / Historias de Transformación a new mural has been commissioned by the San Antonio based muralist Kat Cadena for Mexic-Arte Museum’s 5th street mural wall. This mural focuses on the Náhuatl flowering land Xochitlalpan.

The Ofrenda

Oct. 31, 2021 – Aug. 30, 2022

The Ofrenda, painted by Alonso and Gus Estrada, and Jenn Contreras, is one of the three murals painted during 2021.

Somos Historia

Oct. 30, 2021 – Aug. 30, 2022

Somos Historia, painted by Luis Abreux, is the second of three murals brought to the museum’s 5th Street wall in 2021.