Iconic Murals in Austin

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Iconic Murals in Austin & Where To Find Them

In Austin, home of the weird, graffiti isn’t simply graffiti — it’s an art that we Austinites embrace. We’ve created a guide of awesome murals for you to find, enjoy, and use as creative inspiration.

Live Music Capital of the World

Snap a picture of yourself with the famous faces of Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Janis Joplin, and more as they serve to remind us of Austin’s musical history. Debuting in 2009, this mural can be found on the side of the Black Cat Lounge on 6th Street near San Jacinto.

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South Austin Music

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the South Austin Music store, Aaron Sacco painted a wall mural depicting more than 30 Austin musicians on the side of the South Austin Music building, located on South Lamar.

South Austin Music Another mural depicting Austin music legends on the side of the South Austin Music building on So… (With images) | Austin murals, Austin music, Austin artists

Rock and Roll Saved My Black Heart & Soul

Look upon and love this homage to Joan Jett and Rock and Roll made by Shepard Fairey in March 2013 during the SXSW festival. Located at 304 W 4th Street, this mural is an awesome tribute to Austin’s title of Live Music Capital of the World.

Welcome to Historic Sixth

This welcoming bevy of words was designed and painted in 2012 by Sanctuary Printshop to dress up a bland exterior wall at 6th Street and the I-35 frontage road. Espousing all the good things of Austin, it’s a great photo-op spot to say you were here.

I Love You So Much

Spray-painted on the wall outside Jo’s Hot Coffee in the SoCo district, is the simple sentiment that causes couples and loved ones to line up for snapshot with it. Originally sprayed in 2010 by Amy Cook for her partner Liz Lambert, it was vandalized in early 2011. The touching testimonial was soon painted over and recreated, though.

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Texas Cattle

Located between 6th and 7th streets on San Jacinto, you can’t miss this mural- literally, it takes up a city block. As the name implies, cattle wander the rolling hills as bats take to the night sky and a Cadillac makes its way to the big city on 183.

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The Truth Will Set You Free

Painted by Mike Johnston, these sage words of wisdom reside beside the image of an old-school boom box featuring local radio station Mix 94.7. Find it on Eason between 10th and 12th.

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Welcome to the East Sixth IBIZ District

This colorful cacophony features storefronts reminiscent of the 55 locally-owned businesses in this district that runs from I35 to Comal St on East 6th Street.

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Hi, How Are You?

“Jeremiah the Innocent” came into the world on musician Daniel Johnston’s album cover to “Hi, How Are You: The Unfinished Album” back in 1983. At the request of Sound Exchange record store, Johnston made Jeremiah into wall art in 1993. Since then he’s leaped from the Drag on 21st and Guadalupe onto t-shirts and inspired the “Hi How Are You?” iPhone game.

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I Don’t Know Whose Weirder, You or Me

This simple question floats from the mind of a spray-painted blonde pinup created by Niz. See it and mull over your answer in person at Castle Hill.

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Tesoros

Spanish for “Treasures,” this mural by Frederico Archuleta is one of the many murals decorating South Congress. Found on Elizabeth and S. Congress, it features Mary, mother of Jesus, and is a twin to another painting located on the Drag.

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Sesquicentennial

Created in 1986 by John Fisher, and restored in 1999, this mural explores African-American identity and hardships through history. It can be seen at the George Washington Carver Library and Museum at 1161 Angelina St.

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You’re My Butter Half

Created in 2012 by John Rockwell and the Creative Suitcase team as part of an image update for United Way of Greater Austin, this painting beckons couples forth for a photo-opportunity from its home at the United Way Austin building, across from Bennu Coffee on East MLK.

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All About Austin

This colorful mural depicts the Capitol Building, Congress Bridge, U.T. Tower, and more. It can be seen at the corner of South Congress and Riverside.

Jolly Old Fellas

These smoking gents support each other and their beer on the front of Gingerman Pub, located on Lavaca Street between 3rd & 4th Streets.

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Austintatious

Head to the Austin 23rd Street Austin Marketplace on 23rd Street to see this mural, begun in 1974 and updated in 2002, of the landmarks of downtown Austin and the state of Texas.

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Greetings from Austin

Residing on the side of Roadhouse Relics on South First Street and Annie, this iconic photo-op spot was first painted in 1998 by Todd Sanders and Rory Skagen. This postcard-style piece of art pays homage to Austin while rolling out a welcome mat to visitors.

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‘Til Death Do Us Part

Even in death, these two skulls lay locked in love, surrounded by a heart. Painted by Federico Archuleta, this macabre homage to love can be seen at the Mexic-Arte Museum at 419 Congress  Ave.

‘Til Death Do Us Part Austin mural

Dexter’s Laboratory Graffiti

Will Dexter escape the wrath of DeeDee’s spray can? Fans of the Cartoon Network show can view this mural of the young genius and his sister on the East 5th Street Graffiti Wall.

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Triple Cash

See the red, white, and blue faces of Johnny Cash that emerged March 8, 2008 on the wall at Rio Grande & 6th St. on Wahoo’s Fish Tacos.

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OBEY: H.O.P.E Campaign

Created by the OBEY group Part of the HOPE Campaign’s “Local to Global Outdoor Gallery Project,” this mural depicts LP covers based on Shepard Fairey’s exhibition “Revolutions” Check it out at Baylor St & 11th.

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Omelettry

Located at Burnett Rd. and 49th Street at the Omelettry, see Humpty Dumpty fall from the wall and into the pan as a chef awaits nearby.

Omelettry austin mural

Bonus

Head over to the Austin Graffiti Park at 1100 Baylor St. in Austin, and you’ll find all the street art you could possibly want.

More Austin Murals Resources

24 Most Instagrammable Murals In Austin | A Taste of Koko
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Best Murals in Austin in Downtown. 6th Street Historic District. 6th & I-35. Black Austin Matters. Black Austin Matters mural is painted on 6th street to 9th street on Congress Ave. 6th Street to 9th Street. COLORED MURAL. 7th & Congress, Austin, TX. Howdy mural. Howdy Austin from West 6th Street! 601 W 6th St. BLUE TILE WALL. Sabine St …

Austin Mural Guide: Your Guide to Austin’s Most Colorful …
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Austin Mural Guide. It’s here, it’s here, it’s here! Yes, we are giddy with excitement to bring you our Austin Mural Guide – the most comprehensive guide you’ll find anywhere to Austin’s most colorful and vibrant walls. A little background… As you may know, our wall guides have become our cornerstone resources around here. When we …

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a) Austin Murals: “Greetings from Austin” This mural with a vintage postcard vibe is one of the most popular Austin street art on the internet and can be found on 720 S 1st St (on S 1st & Annie street intersection) on the wall of Roadhouse Relics. So very Instagram worthy, this mural symbolizes Austin in such a fun way and is definitely one hell of background for posing!

Everything You Don’t Know About the Best Murals in Austin
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The Austin mural was initially painted in 1998 by artist Todd Sanders, owner of Roadhouse Relics. Sanders and his friend Roy Skagen intended to add color to a neighborhood that was, at the time, taking a turn for the worse.

Art is Everywhere: Best of Austin Murals | Visit Austin, Texas
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Bold, funky, and diverse, Austin’s vibrant mural scene illustrates the city’s quirky side to a tee. Bring your camera and see the best of Austin’s street art on a glorious story-telling graffiti tour. S. 1st and Annie St. Take a fun pic in front of this vintage postcard replica on the side of …

Austin Murals | Kristen Duke | Map of Austin Murals
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Location: Austin United Way 2000 E. Martin Luther King Blvd. Austin, TX 78702. Greetings from Austin. I have a bunch of these shots, but of course, I can’t find the full wall picture as I create this Austin Murals guide, so here is a partial shot for now.

How to See the Top 20 Murals in Austin (with Route Map …
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This mural was the winner of a 2016 contest hosted by RideAustin in 2016 to promote bike-sharing in the city. Like other Austin murals, the letters are “colored in” with iconic Austin images. To capture the Howdy Austin mural, you’ll have to cross a busy street. As always, be careful! Location: 601 West 6th Street, Austin, Texas. 19 …

Guide to Austin Murals – Most Insta Worthy Austin Murals …
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The best and brightest of Austin murals, shown by local Austinites themselves in this Austin Mural Guide! Murals are broken down by area of Austin and locations are specified. Additionally, you can save the Austin Mural Guide Google Map for future use! SEE MORE: Texas Bloggers to Follow

Greetings from Austin Mural – 2020 All You Need to Know …
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According to Tripadvisor travelers, these are the best ways to experience Greetings from Austin Mural: Austin Mural Tour (From $400.00) Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour (From $38.86) Austin Mural Selfie Tour by Pedicab (From $46.16) Downtown Austin Street Art Tour by Bus (From $38.86) Austin’s only ‘South of the River’ Segway Tour (From …

Some of Our Favorite Street Art in Austin – Do512
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Austin is a landscape peppered with art… Sometimes in the most unexpected places. From the now-iconic “Hi, How Are You” mural created by outsider artist Daniel Johnston to the “I Love You So Much” script on the wall of Jo’s Coffee that draws crowds daily, Austin’s street art is as varied as our music scene.

Austin Protests: “Black Austin Matters” painted on …
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AUSTIN, Texas — As people across the nation continue to call for police reform and ending systemic racism, a mural was painted on Congress Avenue Tuesday saying “Black Austin Matters.”

Best of Austin Murals
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Bold, funky, and diverse, Austin’s vibrant mural scene illustrates the city’s quirky side to a tee. Bring your camera and see the best of Austin’s street art on a glorious story-telling graffiti tour. Greetings from Austin: (pictured above) At South First & Annie St. Take a fun pic in front of this vintage postcard replica on the side of …

Top 10 Best Mural Painter in Austin, TX – Last Updated …
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6 Iconic Murals in Austin – Austin Monthly Magazine
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Another mural that reflects a community’s history and culture in Austin is John Fisher’s “Voyage to Soulsville.” This epic masterpiece about black identity was painted on the wall of the George Washington Carver Branch Library in 1986 and was commissioned by the library and the Black Arts Alliance.

Street Art in Austin – A Guide to the Best Downtown Murals
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The extremely colorful mural highlighting Austin as being the “music capital” and “1839” as being the year this city was founded is definitely one of our favorites across the city. For the feline lovers, the mural depicting a cat relaxing in the city on East 6th St & SB I-35 Access Rd is definitely going to be a popular attraction.

LOVE FROM AUSTIN MURAL – Review of Prima Dora, Austin, TX …
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LOVE FROM AUSTIN MURAL. Review of Prima Dora. Reviewed August 1, 2020. great shop with quirky things and on the side of the building there is a beautiful mural with a white outline of Texas that says “Love from Austin”. Date of experience: July 2016. Ask Kimmvel about Prima Dora.

Murals Tell Stories of Austin’s Complex History
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AUSTIN, Texas — In 1950, a University of Texas professor painted a fresco of praying hands and ghostly orbs around the doorway of a church off Guadalupe Street. A fresco is a painting done on wet plaster so that the colors penetrate and become fixed. The piece, known as Creation (or sometimes Genesis), has been called Austin’s first mural.

The Ultimate Austin Mural Guide || Where to find Austin’s …
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The other is today’s post, which is a complete mural guide to the most colorful walls in Austin, TX. You know I never met a mural I didn’t like, so this post is strictly dedicated to Austin’s best murals and colorful walls.

34 Austin Murals That Will Make Your Instagram Pop — ATX FYI
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34 Austin Murals That Will Make Your Instagram Pop Not only is Austin weird, but it’s creative and eclectic. Driving throughout the city, you’ll see a lot of beautiful pieces of art, whether it’s on the backside of a gas station, on an abandoned building, or on the side of a bridge, it’s going to mean something to someone.

Austin Mural Tour 2020 – Viator
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Austin is home to more than 80 unique street murals and our mural tour is the perfect way to experience and photograph them. We will transport you to each mural and in between, you will learn about everything you need to know about Austin from what makes it awesome to weird. The tour is approximately three hours long, allowing you time to capture photos at each of the stops and a few in between …

Guide to Finding the Austin Mural Locations | Streets …
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Austin mural locations 1. greetings from Austin | 1720 s 1st st | by todd sanders. 2. run DMC | 1905 s 1st st. 3. willie nelson | 407 e. 7th st | Wiley ross. i love you so much | 1300 s congress | any cook. you’re my butter half | 2000 e martin Luther king jr blvd | John Rockwell.

34 Best Austin murals images | Austin murals, Austin, Mural
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May 13, 2013 – Explore beakerlinz’s board “Austin murals”, followed by 112 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Austin murals, Austin, Mural.

The Most Instagrammable Murals to Visit in Austin, TX …
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Austin has so many great Instagram spots, especially all of the amazing street art you can find around downtown. Some of the most famous murals in Austin include the I Love So Much wall on South Congress, the Austin postcard, and You’re My Butter Half on the Eastside, but there are plenty of other Instagrammable murals you can find too.

Austin murals: The history behind them and their location …
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Finally, the Greetings From Austin mural is on the side of the Roadside Relics on South First Street. It features paintings of Austin’s most iconic sites like the University of Texas Tower and the …

Austin musician rallies support to save iconic murals from …
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More than 1,300 people have signed a petition created by Austin Music Hall of Famer Sara Hickman to preserve and display two 53-year-old murals that are about to be walled off, sealed from public view after decades on the hallway walls of a medical office building. “THAT can NOT HAPPEN!!!” singer-songwriter and artist Hickman wrote in an impassioned post on her Facebook page last month.

17 Awesome Austin Murals + Exactly Where You Can Find Them
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We compiled a list of as many of the Austin murals we could find, along with pictures and their locations! And if murals are totally your thing, be sure to check out our Dallas Murals post, too! Don’t Mess With Texas mural @ San Jacinto & 6th/7th. This bright and colorful mural directly faces Highway 35.

10+ Best Austin murals images | austin murals, austin, mural
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May 8, 2014 – Explore Michelle Lane’s board “Austin murals” on Pinterest. See more ideas about Austin murals, Austin, Mural.

New Murals in Austin You May Have Missed: With murals …
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Somewhere in Austin, there may be a few bare walls outdoors, but they’re becoming rare beasts. For many local artists, they’re the canvas of choice, with the result being murals sprouting across …

East Austin Murals: A Guide to Local, Public Art in Austin
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Austin, Texas is a city that appreciates a good mural. As an organization that appreciates an art-loving community, our Color Squad teen program combines the two — mural and community — to design and execute a brand-new piece of public art each year. This year’s mural, titled “Welcome to Austin,” focuses on the themes of community and home, and will be unveiled at Lott Pocket Park on …

Downtown Austin Alliance | Writing on the Walls
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Austin-based emerging Artist Sadé Lawson created a bold, large scale mural on South Lamar exemplifying her fresh and unique style exploring identity and mental health. More than murals, Writing on the Walls is a week-long celebration of art, diversity and public spaces in our community.

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