While most of the parties and concerts will be gone after South by Southwest ends, at least one thing will be here to stay.
HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere), a nonprofit that raises money for charity, partnered with Facebook during SXSW to paint a collaborative mural at Native Hostel.
The mural, located at I-35 and 4th Street, was created by 15 HOPE Outdoor Gallery artists, three Facebook artists and children from different youth groups. According to KVUE, painting started on March 9 as part of the official SXSW event and was finished by March 11.

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A new mural created during#SXSW2019 will remain in#Austin long after the fest is over, thanks to@facebook and@HopeCampaign.#sxsw#SXSW19@KVUEpic.twitter.com/XvGDfvX5PK

— Shawna Reding (@shawna_reding)March 11, 2019

Organizers said on the SXSW event page that the mural is 2,465 square feet tall and would remain after SXSW as a gift to the local community.

According to KVUE, the artists said the theme of the mural is "art fosters empathy and compassion."