While we have no shortage of great murals in Austin, the Dia de Los Muertos-themed piece on Fifth Street at Congress Avenue is particularly special.
As you meander down the street, dozens of brightly painted calaveras (skeletons) greet you, adding a splash of color to downtown Austin (and adding a little pep to your step, too). Now the Mexic-Arte Museum is offering you the chance to have a calavera of your very own.
Re-painted to commemorate the 101st anniversary of Mexican printmaker, artist and political activist Jose Guadalupe Posada, the museum is selling 101 calaveras to the public for $25 a piece. People can use the piece to commemorate a loved one, anniversary or as a gift. It's a special chance to be a permanent part of an Austin mural.
The project, which was funded in part by a grant from Texas Commission on the Arts, is being spearheaded by the City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division. You can purchase the skeletons online or by stopping into the Mexic-Arte Museum.