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Red River Cultural District unveils fresh set of signs and banners

Historic entertainment district Red River Cultural District just got a makeover in the form of bespoke signage from East 7th Street to East 12th Street.

New signs at the intersection of 10th Street and Red River Street.

The district is home to more than a dozen live music venues.

Photo courtesy Red River Cultural District

It’s a sign, Red River Street just got a little TLC.

Red River Cultural District — which is home to some of Austin’s most iconic music venues, like Stubb’s and Mohawk — has been fully outfitted with brand new decorative street signs and banners in a partnership with The City of Austin’s Economic Development Department.

The signs, designed by Bart Kibbe, are meant to beautify and serve as landmarks to visitors in the district, while the banners read “Defend Red River” and “Where Austin Happens.”

Four banners wave on flagpoles, featuring the phrases "Where Austin Happens" and "Defend Red River" with local musicians.

Banners feature local musicians, including Stephanie Bergara of Bidi Bidi Banda and Die Spitz.

Photo courtesy Red River Cultural District

You can see the new signs at intersections from East 7th Street to East 12th Street along Red River Street.

Implementation of the signs also coincides with the one-year milestone of the City of Austin’s Red River Area Improvements Project, which brought upgraded sidewalks, solar lighting, pedestrian plazas, and native landscaping.

Read more about the Red River Cultural District.