Opt for Optimism
New South Austin mural spreads optimism when we need it the most
It's the latest project in Frost Bank's Opt for Optimism campaign, in partnership with CultureMap. The colorful new artwork is based around the idea that optimism may start with one person, but it can easily ripple out through small acts and thoughtful moments, therefore changing the people and communities around you.
Local artist Mike Johnston is behind the new mural, which features a silhouette that will encourage passersby to stand in its place for photo opps (when we're allowed out of the house again, that is).
Johnston also created an Opt for Optimism Spotify playlist to listen to while painting — you can check it out here.
Follow along with CultureMap as we give you an exclusive artist interview about what inspired the mural and what it will look like when completed.
You can find the mural at 1100 S. Lamar Blvd., on the side facing Alamo Drafthouse.