Outside the South

A Tour of Austin’s Street Art and Murals

This past weekend I flew out to Austin, Texas for my second National Geographic Expeditions trip. It was my first visit to the Live Music Capital of the World and I had an absolute blast exploring the city.One of the things I was looking forward to most about Austin, and getting an extra day to explore, was trying to find as many murals and pieces of street art as possible. With the help of Google and Pinterest, we were able to find quite a few. I highly recommend this little excursion during your visit. It provides a great opportunity to see a lot of the city and you get a great perspective of how Austin acquired the tagline “Keep Austin Weird”. So, without further ado, here is what we were able to find.

A lot of the images can be found along South Congress Street, or SoCo, is a must stroll place for visitors and a popular hangout for locals. SoCo also has some great boutiques, eateries, galleries and music venues.

i love you so much | South Congress + James

South Congress + James

Live A Great Story | across from Mr. Rogers

across from Mr. Rogers

Willie for President | South Congress + Elizabeth

South Congress + Elizabeth

GIVE | South Congress + Gibson

South Congress + Gibson

SMILE! | South Congress + Elizabeth

South Congress + Elizabeth

Won't you be my neighbor? | 1415 South Congress

1415 South Congress

The other murals are scattered around the city. These are some of my favorite finds.

Hi, How Are You | Guadalupe + 21st

Guadalupe + 21st

Welcome to Austin

1st + W Annie

You're My Butter Half | E. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd + Alamo

E. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd + Alamo

Living the Good Life | E. Cesar Chavez + Waller

E. Cesar Chavez + Waller

'til death do us part | near Hope Gallery

near Hope Gallery

The last place you have to visit when exploring Austin’s Street Art and Murals is the HOPE Outdoor Gallery. Located at 1101 Baylor Street, this three-story art project is one of the one of the largest outdoor galleries in the USA. It’s definitely worth stopping by to see this “open mic” forum for local artists.