“No Trespassing” signs and yellow barrier tape have gone up around the multicolored abandoned condo project at 11th and Baylor streets. Officially, the site is known as the Local to Global Outdoor Gallery Project, organized and curated by the HOPE campaign, a local nonprofit, with support from the property’s owners, Dick Clark Architecture and Castle Hill Partners. Until last Tuesday, however, the walls just west of Lamar were better known unofficially as a great place for artists to paste or paint to their heart’s content, rules be damned. It’s this clashing – aesthetically, artistically and spatially – that has led to the clampdown along Baylor Street and has revealed a larger change in Austin’s accepted aesthetic citywide.
End of the Road for Baylor Street Art Wall? (The Austin Chronicle)