Are you heading to Austin soon? Whether it’s the music, the food, or the every so popular weirdness taking you there, I would highly recommend setting some time aside to explore the murals and street art that fill the city. At the very least, keep an eye out as you adventure around town. I have put together a guide for where to find some murals around town. Note: this is not a definitive guide as I find more every time I visit, but simply a tour of those I have seen over the years.
I first visited Austin in 2008 when my husband, Chris, and I drove cross country after graduation. Since then, Chris has started visiting Austin for work and I try to join as much as possible. Every time I go, I find even more I love and can’t wait to go back already.
This photo was taken back in 2008 during our first Austin trip, when my fascination with street art was blooming. “Jeremiah the Innocent” is located at Guadalupe & 21st and is still there today.
South Congress offers a lot to be explored, from the infamous I Love You So Much wall at Jo’s Coffee (on the left, be sure to grab a coffee!) to the Love From Austin mural on the side of Magnolia Cafe (on the right).
Two more fun murals found off South Congress Ave, near Hey Cupcake!
Home Slice is known not just for their delicious pizza, but also the fun art surrounding both buildings.
When in SoCo, you might as well grab a cone at Amy’s. The line is worth it. And what better way to grab a photo of your cone than with this in the background?
Both of these murals are found on the sides of Bird’s Barbershop off of South Congress Ave.
Don’t miss your chance to grab a snap of this Austin postcard mural located at South 1st and Annie Street, on the side of Roadhouse Relics.
The Hope Outdoor Gallery is worth setting aside some extra time to explore when in Austin. It is ever-changing and you can watch as artists paint while you are there.
It is the only park of its kind in the USA and was developed to provide muralists, street artists, arts education classes and community groups the opportunity to display large scale art pieces driven by inspirational, positive & educational messaging.
There are a few of these located around town, but you can find this stencil mural on the wall of the Mexic-Arte museum on 4th and Congress.
And I couldn’t forget this oh-so-popular Austin mural located at 2000 E MLK Jr Blvd.
Am I missing any of your favorites? Add them in the comments below! I love finding new ones each time I visit.
Also, what goes better with a mural and street art tour than brunch? Check out some of my favorite places to brunch in Austin.