In collaboration with the Austin Revitalization Authority, we are excited to announce that we are starting a donation fund to benefit the historic mural Rhapsody by artists John Yancey, Luis Alicea, and Steven B. Jones. Located in the Charles Urdy Plaza off of East 11th and Waller Street, this colorful mosaic depicts East Austin’s rich black history and live music legacy. All of the money raised will go directly to the preservation of this historic piece of art.
We started a ‘More Than Just Fun’ fund that is an add-on for all guests to donate a small amount of their choosing every time they book a tour with us. Every month, this fund will benefit a different non-profit we love that is serving the Greater Central Austin area. In honor of Black History Month, we have decided to donate every dollar made to the restoration of Rhapsody and ensure its legacy to the Austin community.
The fundraiser will feature a live music show at the Charles Urdy Plaza, highlighting a variety of Austin musicians.
This project is particularly special to us; Rhapsody is one of our stops on our Street Art Crawl, and it’s one that has a huge and lasting impact on our guests. Rhapsody is a true tribute to the Black community; commemorating buildings, musicians that shaped these neighborhoods, and celebrating the history that is diverse and dynamic. When people see this piece of art, they truly feel the importance of it and the craftsmanship that went into its creation. We want to ensure its preservation and help in any way we can to assure future generations can admire this mosaic.
Want to contribute? You can donate today!