Austin has a new mural, and it’s a first.
Internationally known street artist Alec Monopoly has been painting a wall this week at Parlor & Yard, 601 W. Sixth St., and it’s his first work in Texas. Monopoly (that’s his artistic alias; he wears a mask in public) says the work includes images specific to Austin and Texas, such as a Texas flag, along with some of his signature imagery.
“A lot of this work is indigenous to the place I’m creating it,” he said earlier this week in an interview with JB Hager of Austin360 Radio.
The mural is part of Austin Elevates, a two-day art and music event benefiting the SAFE Alliance, St. David’s Foundation and Superhero Kids. The artist will be there to dedicate the mural at 7 p.m. Friday, and rapper G-Eazy will play a private, guest list-only concert later that night.
Listen to Monopoly’s Austin360 Radio interview:
Austin Elevates continues Saturday with a 7 p.m. concert at the Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas. Performers will include Daddy Yankee, Kygo, DaBaby and 88Glam.
Some tickets are still available for $100-$500. A limited number of free tickets were made available to the public but are now sold out. For more information, go to austinelevates.com.