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Dec 07, 2011

Video: Austin TV News Reports on St. David's Graffiti

KXAN-Austin featured St. David's graffiti on their most recent newscast. The church is painting graffiti on their walls to draw attention to Advent. Click here to read a previous story from EDOT or watch and read the KXAN story below: 

 

Church gets 'tagged' for Christmas: kxan.com

 

Calily Bien

 

AUSTIN (KXAN) - An unusual work of art at St. David's Episcopal Church in downtown Austin is causing passerby’s to take a second glance and some are even calling the cops.

 

St. David’s, at the corner of East 8th Street and San Jacinto, is taking a new approach to getting the Christmas message across.

 

The church commissioned one of its young members to "tag" the outside of the Church with graffiti.

 

The artwork starts on the retaining wall in front of the church and will end up wrapping around the side; the artist will add to it each of the four Advent weeks leading up to Christmas.

 

“Our point is that Advent is God interrupting the world with the coming of the Christ. And we were hoping that we'd get people's attention by doing this,” said David Boyd, Rector at St. David’s.

 

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