Creating Community Driven Murals with Ruben Esquivel

Sep. 21, 2022

Sep. 21, 2022 @ 12:00 pm Nov. 10, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

About the Workshop

Akins High School

Mexic-Arte’s education outreach program amArte is holding its 7th workshop at Akins High School with Mr. Cannon’s advanced art students. The workshop is led by local muralist Ruben Esquivel, who operates under “East End Eclectic.” The students have reflected on and identified what culture means to the experience of being a part of the Akins High School community. Upon completion, there will be an unveiling event and ceremony in November.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Photos by Maia Castillo

About the Artist

Ruben Esquivel is an artist and a creative maker of Mexican, Spanish, and Native American descent born in Austin, Texas. Ruben is a muralist, canvas artist, and designer and credits his exposure to various creative outlets growing up to pursuing a multidisciplinary art career. After studying art history in Italy in 2013, Ruben returned to Austin and completed an internship with a local art collective that led to a full-time position. Since then, Ruben has immersed himself in the creative industry through artist management, event production, mural painting, and graphic design. In 2021, Ruben founded East End Eclectic, a creative agency that serves artists through management services and consulting. His current focus is large scale portrait work highlighting indigenous subjects and people of color and  painting them in spaces that once belonged to them