Austin is for art lovers. And, if you’re looking for awesome murals, politically-tinged graffiti, and other super-cool street art, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s where to spot the best street art around town:
HOPE Outdoor Gallery
HOPE Outdoor Gallery, located downtown at 11th and Baylor, was launched in part with Shepard Fairey (he designed the famed “HOPE” poster for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign) in 2011. Today, it’s one of Austin’s graffiti hotbeds, full of large-scale murals and seemingly endless walls of some of the best street art in town.
Anywhere on the East Side
We’re not exaggerating — simply stroll up and down East 6th Street, and prepare to be inundated with art of all shapes and sizes.
Wall on Annie and South 1st Street
The wall of Roadside Relics, on Annie & South 1st, is home to one of Austin’s most famous murals (and a great spot for pictures): a postcard-esque mural that reads “Greetings From Austin”. You can’t miss it!
The Lamar Street Pedestrian Bridge
Take a walk along the Lamar Pedestrian Bridge to see the patches of graffiti and public art that adorn the railroad bridge across from Lamar.
Much like on the east side of town, South Congress is a street art hub. Keep your eyes peeled for the many murals and small-scale paintings that can be found all over this trendy street.
Speaking of art on SoCo: visit this Jo’s Coffee locale to see the iconic “I love you so much” mural.
6th and I-35
For another piece of oft-photographed street art, head to 6th Street and I-35 to see the historic “Welcome to Austin, Texas” mural.
Don’t miss the intricately crafted mosaic at Deep Eddy pool, a colorful wall created by a group of local high school students and their teacher.