We need your feedback! Capital Metro and its community partners are asking for feedback on a proposed art installation celebrating the African-American community of East Austin. The art will be installed at the bus stop located on the southeast corner of 12th and Chicon.
Capital Metro is working hard to improve all of its bus stops to keep the Austin community beautiful and accessible to everyone. The bus stop at 12th and Chicon has gone untouched since 2003. The framed images and historical information installed at this bus stop celebrate the African-American community of East Austin, honoring Austinites like brothers E.H. and L.C. Anderson. Unfortunately, the mini history exhibit has weathered and faded over time. The new art installation will help preserve the rich history of the neighborhood and help tell the story of East Austin and its people.
Before we move forward, we want to hear from you! Join us for a community event to share your voice and hear about the plans our community partners have for the site. The event is on Tuesday, May 2 at Huston-Tillotson’s Dickey-Lawless Auditorium, 900 Chicon St., from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Huston-Tillotson is served by Local Routes 2, 4, 21, 22 and 320. Parking is also available at the Huston-Tillotson west lot located on Chalmers Street.
For more information, please contact Jordan Smith.
Thanks to our community partners:
- Austin Community College
- Austin History Center
- Austin Revitalization Authority
- East 12th Street Merchants Association
- Greater Austin Black Chamber
- Huston-Tillotson University
- Six Square
- SOULY Austin
- Urban Land Institute
You can also share your input in the comments section of this post.
Learn more about the history of this neighborhood.