Art at the LINE
Austin is a city that historically thrives on independence, expression and artistic integrity, and the LINE Austin is proud to offer a platform to local talent. From our residency program with Big Medium to the in-room artists and exhibitors in our East Gallery; we’re sure you’ll find you next artistic obsession at the LINE.
Writing on the Walls
In honor of Women’s Month and the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, artists Sandra Chevrier and Shepard Fairey teamed up to create this historic mural that will now and forever live on the side of our building. At 12 stories high, this mural is now the largest in Austin, Texas. Huge thank you to the Downtown Austin Alliance for including us in their mission to bring more art into the streets and walls of our city. What took four days to paint, will now be with us for many generations to come.
In a city where are spaces are disappearing, we are proud to partner with Big Medium for our LINE Residency—a six week opportunity for local artists to experiment and create in a new environment. Artists are given access to a private studio space where they are encouraged to share their work and process, and become involved with the hotel, its guests, and the local arts community. Each artist will hold free events for LINE guests and locals during their time in residence.
For more information about our 2021 LINE Residency, click here.
2021 Artist In Residence
Saul Jerome E. San Juan is an artist working primarily with oil painting, watercolors, and cyanotypes. Born in the Philippines, San Juan moved to the USA at age fourteen, studying art as an undergraduate at Loyola in Chicago before coming to Austin in 2007 to complete a graduate degree in architecture at the University of Texas. Through choices of technique, medium, and subject matter, San Juan wishes to disarm his own preconceptions and others’ presumed preconceptions about self-identity and otherness. After years of struggling (and continuing to struggle) with societal propriety as a queer, male, cis-gendered, postcolonial immigrant of color in a world dominated by Anglo-American masculinity, San Juan channels his idiosyncratic desires through art that indulges the overlooked in-between: primitively elegant, irreverently musky, and understatedly handsome, like Austin and the surrounding Texas Hill Country in the bright, quietly intense heat of the summertime.
San Juan will be in residence at the LINE through July 25th and will be working publicly at P6 on Thursdays and Fridays from 4pm to 6pm.
Guest Room Art
Throughout the LINE, you’ll find art pieces created by Austin’s premiere talents. Work from Jules Buck Jones, Xochi Solis, Alyson Fox, Jeffrey Dell, Elizabeth Chiles, Manik Raj Nakra and Alexandra Valenti grace the walls of every room in our hotel, providing guests sincere snapshots of the spirit of Austin’s creative community.
East Lobby Gallery
The East Gallery of the LINE Austin provides a space where locals and travelers can consume works from local artists in a way that feels warm and explorative. Whether working in the East Lobby, heading towards P6 or lifting off from the lobby into the Fine LINE experience, the pieces displayed evoke feelings of expression, exploration, and discovery. Check back every other month as we refresh our lineup of exhibiting artists.