Mural Restoration

Austintatious Artists are back to restore two of Austin's most beloved murals.
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Austintatious Artists
Art
Austin, Texas
United States
1 Team Member



For over forty years, Austinites and visitors alike have enjoyed the murals painted by Austintatious Artists Kerry Awn, tommyb, and Rick Turner on the walls of the University Coop at the Renaissance Market at 23rd Street and Guadalupe. Recently, these beloved artworks have been defaced by unknown vandals. The University Coop estimates a restoration cost of at least $30,000, but lacks the funds to complete a restoration.

We, the original artists, have taken the responsibility to create a crowdsourcing campaign in order to return these two murals to their former glory. Our goal is to completely restore both the murals (Austintatious mural 1974 and the Tejas mural 2003).  These murals have been a part of the fabric of Austin for 40 years and  have come to represent the link between the olde Austin and the new Austin of today. They are a living history book documenting our city and state and have stood the test of time but are due for a make over.  This not only includes repainting the vandalized areas, but also repairing stucco damage, faded and cracked paint, and an application of a fresh antigraffiti coating. 

The restoration of both murals is expected to take 10 weeks.  The restoration is planned to begin on March 15, 2014, and continue until June 1st, if there is sufficient funding.  

  • We will first clean, power wash and repair the walls as they have cracked and been damaged over time.
  • We will completely repaint both murals ( Austintatious = 608 sq. ft.  Tejas = 1078 sq. ft.) to their original brilliance. 
  •  We will add, update and refresh the murals. We can’t help it…we love to paint.
  • When finished painting, we will seal both murals with the proper sealant to insure us from future damage.
  • The University Co op will insure proper lighting of the area and install video cameras for future safety.

Come by and watch the artists at work, see the progress and meet the artists. We want these murals to last another 40 years.

Austintatious Artists

Keeping Austintatious weird since1974


Austintatious Mural

Painted in 1974, retouched in 1982 and 2002

Tejas Mural

Painted 2003



The damage done...

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$21,958USD
raised by 277 people in 2 months
73% funded
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$30,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on April 16, 2014
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  • $25USD
    Signed postcard

    A 4" x 6" postcard of the Austintatious mural, signed by the artists.

    95 claimed

  • $50USD
    Signed postcard and poster

    A 4" x 6" postcard of the Austintatious mural, signed by the artists, plus a signed poster of the mural.

    61 claimed

  • $100USD
    Postcard, poster and photo

    A 4" x 6" postcard of the Austintatious mural, signed by the artists, a signed poster of the mural, and signed photos of both murals.

    29 claimed

  • $250USD
    Mini poster package

    A 4" x 6" postcard of the Austintatious mural, signed by the artists, a signed poster of the mural, and signed photos of both murals, and 5 classic Austin music posters.

    5 claimed

  • $500USD
    Mega poster package

    A 4" x 6" postcard of the Austintatious mural, signed by the artists, a signed poster of the mural, and signed photos of both murals, and FIFTEEN classic Austin music posters.

    5 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Your name on the wall

    A 4" x 6" postcard of the Austintatious mural, signed by the artists, a signed poster of the mural, and signed photos of both murals. Your name on the wall in a special benefactor list.

    1 claimed

  • $2,500USD
    Kerry Awn Package

    All previous perks, plus one Kerry Awn original painting, 5 posters, and 5 Uranium Savage CDs. Your choice of one of Kerry's paintings shown in the Indiegogo gallery.

    2 claimed

  • $24,709USD
    Mural at your home

    A mural at your home (within 50 miles of Austin) or on Masonite and shipped (if greater than 50 miles).

    0 claimed

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