Jun. 3, 2016 All day
The #ElMeroMuro project brought eight murals and one mural workshop to downtown Austin this year with the goal of increasing relevant cultural messages and imagery in the downtown community. Bilingual marketing imbues a sense of welcome for Spanish speaking members of the community while simultaneously providing an access point of exploration, education, and solidarity with Mexican culture. These murals received tens of thousands of views on Facebook and Instagram, marking a huge success for the project and bringing visibility to diverse place-making messages
When creating the mural design, artist Tony Perez used the phrase of “todos son bienvenidos,” meaning “all are welcome,” to refer to different types of people having access to creative spaces that are welcoming, such as Mexic-Arte Museum. Tony is driven by the ability of murals to inspire the people who walk or drive by them, and hopes to motivate and spread general positivity to those who are exposed to his art.
About the Artist
Tony Perez is an artist and printmaker who is Ramona Press’s founder. He’s from a small town in Indiana and moved to Austin 5.5 years ago. He really enjoys skateboarding, pizza, going to the movies and working with his hands. He believes in being as nice as possible and trying your best to do good work.