April 09, 2018

Austin Mural Guide : Your Guide to Austin's Most Colorful Walls

The best colorful walls in Austin, Texas.

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 were considering where to take our colorful explorations next, Austin made perfect sense! The city is certainly a colorful art-loving city. Plus, in some ways, Austin is a second home to me. Not only did I go to college there (hook em!), but even now I journey back to Austin about once a month for a mix of business and personal and college of engineering work.

We have been working long and hard on our Austin Mural Guide. In fact, this has been a work in progress for almost two years. We’ve taken multiple road trips back and forth from Houston to Austin to curate all these images and locations and such for you.

So, it is with great pleasure that we are publishing this today for your enjoying! This guide is filled with over 80 of Austin’s most vibrant, colorful murals. Yes, that’s right – over 80! 84, to be exact. And we plan to update this continually as the city’s mural scene evolves and changes.

Now, here’s what you can expect from our mural guide… Along with photos of each mural, you’ll find the exact address, the artist’s information (where available) and any important pieces of information about the mural. As well, you’ll find a map at the bottom so you can easily locate each one. Note that we are always keen to credit the artists who create these beautiful public works of art. If you know who to credit for any that are missing artist credit, please let us know.

We hope you enjoy this guide as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together for you. Please share and pass along to any of your color loving friends!

Wall 1: Rainbow Diagonal Stripes at Sirens Salon

Address: 4207 Medical Parkway, Austin, TX 78756

Notes: This art is simply on colorful corner of a building. It’s on the northwest corner. You will have to traipse through grass to get near the wall. Big thanks to our friends at Packed Party for telling us about this one!

See more of this wall here.

Wall 2: Heed the call

Address: 1601 West 11 ½ Street, Austin, TX78703

Note: Great typography, found in parking lot of Howler Brothers.

Wall 3: Flying Scissors at The Cloth Pocket by Jana Swec Art

Address: 5501 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

Wall 4: EyeJoy

Address: 5209 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

Wall 5: Love is the Question, Love is the Answer Mural

Address: 1115 W. Lynn St., Austin, TX 78703

Wall 6: Hello

Address: 1102 W. Koenig Lane, Austin, TX 78756

Wall 7: Colorful Hearts at Jack & Lola

Address: 503 W. Mary St, Austin, TX 78704

Note: These colorful hearts aren’t a huge wall, but it’s a fun small vignette worth checking out.

Wall 8: Colorful Stripes House at 508 Tequila Bar

Address: 508 E. 8th Street, Austin, TX78701

Note: Colorful stripes and tequila? A winning combination! Stop by this laid back tequila bar for a drink and photos.

Update: Our friend and local source on the ground, Shelby Sorrel, alerted us that only days ago this one was sadly painted over in all black. 

Wall 9: Loteria and Selena mural

Address: 1619 East Cesar Chavez St. 78702

Note: Wall faces east, so light is best in the afternoon.

Wall 10: Blue and White Diagonal Stripes

Address: 1500  W. North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78756

Note: Wall is very tall and design wraps around the building. You’ll find these fun stripes on the north and west sides of the building.

See more of this wall here.

Wall 11: Bienvenidos and Fresa’s walkup location at Fresa’s Chicken

Bienvenidos address: 1703 S. 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Walk up Fresa’s address: 915 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Note: It doesn’t hurt that these are some of our favorite tacos in town! Enjoy some guacamole, tacos, and a margarita, as well as their fun colorful space.

Wall 12: Purple Stripes at Parts and Labour

Address: 1704 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Note: Sadly, this business has now been demolished for a new development. Nevertheless, we had to include it, as it was a favorite of ours from the Austin wall scene.

See more of this wall here.

Wall 13: Pink wall at Grizzelda’s

Address: 105 Tillery St, Austin, TX 78702

Note: While you are there, go in to Grizzelda’s to have a margarita and some yummy food!

See more of this wall here.

Wall 14: Poodles pink mural

Address: 6507 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757

Note: You’ll have the sudden urge to don a 60s inspired poodle skirt when you see this quirky wall!

 

Wall 15: Yum, Fresh mural at Steel City Pops

Address: 3001 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

Note: Particularly during the hot summer months, you’ll find a snack at Steel City Pops especially refreshing! Wall faces south, so it’s often in sun, but that only enhances the summery feel of the location.

See more of this wall here.

Wall 16: Groovy blues at Uptown Modern

Address: 5111 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

Note: We can’t get enough of the 70s vibe of this wall!

See more of this wall here.

Wall 17: Hope Outdoor Gallery

Address: 1101 Baylor St, Austin, TX 78703

Note: This is an ever changing urban gallery for streets artists. You never know what’s been recently painted. It is worth checking out when you are in town. If you can, climb to the top. Great view of downtown.

Wall 18: Rainbow bursting heart at Domain Northside 

Address: 11700 Domain Blvd, Austin, TX 78758 (between Restoration Hardware and Paige)

Note: This is an example of temporary colorful printed displays in the Domain Northside shopping center.

See more of this wall here.

Wall 19: I Love Austin @austinsimplyfit

Address: 5134 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

Note: Wall faces north. It’s part of a strip shopping center, so sometimes commercial vehicles partially block this wall.

See more of this wall here.

Wall 20: Picasso replica home garage door

Address: 5221 Woodrow Ave, Austin, TX 78756

Note: Stumbling upon this was completely serendipitous! We were journeying from one mural to the next and happened to spot this!  This painted garage is located at a private residence. Please be respectful and quick as you take pictures.

See more of this wall here.

Wall 21: Austin Howdy

Address: 601 W. 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Note: This large wall is located on a pretty busy downtown street, so exercise caution when photographing. Wall faces east, so afternoon light is best.

See more of this wall here.

Wall 22: Collage Colores Mural

Address: 7th and Congress, Austin, TX 78701

Note: This wall has so many interesting different sections. So many colors and textures. Wall faces north, so light is generally good.

Wall 23: Black and white typography at The Refinery

Address: 612 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

Note: This wall is located on the side of the beautiful shared creative and studio space known as The Refinery. Wall faces west.

Wall 24: Blue Mosaics

Address: Sabine St. and 5th, Austin, TX 78701

Note: This wall faces east. It’s very large! Simple but beautiful. Definitely worth checking out.

See more of this wall here.

Wall 25: Cornflower blue graphic tile wall at Lick Ice Creams

Address: 6555 Burnet Rd #200, Austin, TX 78757

Note: This wall faces west, so morning light is best.

See more of this wall here.

Wall 26: Erin Condren colorful graphic signature print

Address: 11601 Rock Rose Ave Ste 128, Austin, TX 78758

Note: If you’re a fan of Erin Condren organizational products like I am, you simply must visit her first / flagship store in Domain Northside! This wall and rainbow stairs are the icing on top of the cake.

See more of this wall here.

Wall 27: Hidden Rainbow

Address: 1619 Waterson Ave, Austin, TX 70703

Note: This is a private property that’s relatively hard to access. Please be respectful and safe. And thanks to our friends at Packed Party for telling us about this one!

Wall 28: Frogs

Address: 600 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

Wall 29: Greetings from Austin

Address: 1702 S. 1st Street, Austin, TX 78704

Note: This one is an Austin icon! You must visit. It faces south, so sun is frequently shining on the wall.

See more of this wall here.

Wall 30: Taco Ranch yellow flowers

Address: 5033 W US Hwy 290 Service Rd, Austin, TX 78746

Note: This is a brand new fast food type of restaurant in Austin, brought to you by the fine folks who created burger joint P. Terry’s.

See more of this wall here.

Wall 31: I Love you so much at Jo’s Coffee

Address: 1300 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Note: This wall has become a cult favorite! Located on South Congress, this walk up coffee joint is worth a morning stop. Snap a photo while waiting on your coffee. Wall faces north.

See more of this wall here.

Wall 32: TV Colors at Birds Barbershop

Address: 1902 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Note: Wall faces north.

See more of this wall here.

Wall 33: Sketch mural at Amy’s Ice Creams

Address: 1301 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Note: Amy’s ice cream is an Austin institute! We strongly recommend ordering Mexican vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberries. You’ll thank us for this recommendation.

See more of this mural here.

Wall 34: Sweet! You’re here at Kellie’s Baking Co.

Address: 5245 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

Note: Kellie’s Baking Co. could not be more delicious or adorable! Stop in for a sweet treat.

See more of this wall here.

Wall 35: Colorful triangles and graphics

Address: 605 West 35th Street, Austin, TX

Note: Wall faces south.

Wall 36: Tiny Pies mural at Tiny Pies

Address: 5035 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX 78756

Wall 38: Parrots

Address: 6400 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757

Note: We were delightfully surprised to stumble upon this really long painting of parrots near an apartment complex as we were driving up Burnet Road!

Wall 39: Cat and color stripes at PAZ Animal Collective

Address: 2400 E Cesar Chavez St #100, Austin, TX 78702

Note: As you can tell, cars might sometimes obstruct this wall, as it’s a veterinary business.

Wall 40: Primary color stripes at Print Press

Address: 1209 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Wall 41: Yellow and orange flowers

Address: 101 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

Note: Small but vibrant vignette!

Wall 42: Yellow wall with graphics at Bumble

Address: 1105 W 41st St, Austin, TX 78756

Note: Very large wall in the Bumble company parking lot.

Wall 43: Striped rainbow fence at Siete Foods

Address: 7001 burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78757

Note: Another serendipitous find! And now we want to paint our fences like this. Ha.

Wall 44: Austin local draft mural

Address: 606 Maiden Ln, Austin, TX 78705

Wall 45: Lover/fighter crayons mural at PrintPress

Address: 1209 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Wall 46: Pets and circles mural at Taurus Academy

Address: 6506 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757

Wall 47: Living the Good Life in Austin

Address: 1114 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Note: Wall faces east. Also, as you’ll notice, Cesar Chavez is a hot spot for street art.

Wall 48: Flower Jungle

Address: 515 Pedernales St, Austin, TX 78702

Note: Wall faces west.

Wall 49: Cute Nail Studio Rainbow House at Cute Nail Studio

Address: 1211 E. 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

Note: This relatively new nail salon is completely adorable! Or should I say cute?

Wall 50: Kammok mural

Address: 1401 E. 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

Note: We love the colors and vibe of this one! It faces west.

Wall 51: Red, blue, and green stripes

Address: 1500 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701

Wall 52: Collection of colorful and graphic murals

Address: 907 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Note: A quirky assortment of designs that face west.

Wall 53: Willie for President

Address: 1315 South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Note: As quirky as Austin itself, this one is sure to make you laugh. Wall faces south.

Wall 54: I am a True Athlete by Gerardo Arellano 

Address: 5128 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 79756

Wall 55: Flower child Peace and Love and graphic facade at Flower Child

Address: 11721 Rock Rose Ave #160, Austin, TX 78758

Note: This is a great place to eat lunch and while you are at Domain Northside. Eat a healthy lunch and then walk across the street to pick up some sweet treats at Sugarfina!

Wall 56: Diamond black and turquoise mural

Address: 909 Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Wall 57: Black and blue diamonds wall at Drinks Lounge

Address: 2001 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Wall 58: David Bowie house mural

Address: 2125 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Note: There’s a new for lease sign at this building. We are not certain whether the mural will be kept once the property is leased.

Wall 59: Pink and brown stripe mural at Hey Cupcake!

Address: 2125 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Note: Get great cupcakes after your photo!

Wall 60: Mint and pinks mural at Hideout Studios

Address: 2505 E 6th St #3c, Austin, TX 78702

Wall 61: Stay Funky mural by Zuzu

Address: 600 N Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Austin, TX 78701

Note: Wall faces east. Important: exercise extreme caution when photographing this wall, as it’s right on the frontage road to a busy interstate.

Wall 62: When You’re Strange

Address: 1310 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Note: We aren’t quite sure what “when you’re strange” means, but we love the floral details of the letters!

Wall 63: Elizabeth Street Cafe colorful photo location at Elizabeth Street Cafe

Address: 1501 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Note: Not necessarily a wall per se, but colorful photographic vignettes nonetheless! Don’t just go there for the picture. Go there for the amazing food and then take some pictures! A favorite place of ours.

See more of this photo location here.

Wall 64: Give and hearts wall (on the side and back of building) at TOMS

Address: 1401 S. Congress, Austin, TX 78704

Wall 65: Pink, blue and black diagonal stripes mural

Address: 603 Red River St. Austin, TX 78701

Wall 66: Smile, even if you don’t want to

Address: 1315 South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Note: This wall is on the edge of a food cart park, so grab a treat! Wall faces north.

Wall 67: 6th Street Historic District Mural

Address: 6th and I35, Austin, TX 78701

Note: Be safe shooting this mural as you have to cross the street on a very busy intersection from a highway feeder.

Wall 68: Butterflies

Address: 1711 S. 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Wall 69: Pop Art Lady

Address: 111 W. 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Wall 70: Donuts and ice cream inside mural at Dunkin’ Donuts

Address: 2402b Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

Note: An indoor mural if you need to cool off during your exploration adventures!

Wall 71: All you Knit is Love

Address: 1701 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Wall 72: Smile, Rainbow and Wasabi

Address: 2438 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

Note: These paintings are adorable, but cars are often an issue. These are on the drag right near the University of Texas campus.

Wall 73: Stephen Austin colorful mural

2266 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

Wall 74: All Across Texas

Address: 2266 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

Wall 75: Guadalupana Virgin

Address: 1500 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Wall 76: El Chillito Sunburst mural

Address: 6425 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757

Wall 77: Black and white door with blue wall

Address: 1308 E. 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Note: While you are here, see mural “When you’re Strange”, next door, and have some amazing Mexican food and drinks at Licha’s Cantina! Parking can be tricky around this area.

Wall 78: Hillside Farmacy produce green mural at Hillside Farmacy

Address: 1209 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

Wall 79: These walls bring us together at Native Hostel

Address: N. Interstate 35 Frontage road, by 4th street. Map it to: 807 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702

Note: This wall is for HOPE Outdoor Gallery for their new campaign and the mural will change monthly.

Wall 80: Won’t you be my neighbor?

Address: 1423 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Note: You’ll have childhood flashbacks with this darling Mr. Rogers wall!

Wall 81: Shoes typography at Jack & Lola

Address: 503 W. Mary St, Austin, TX 78704

Note: A small painted vignette, but it’s obviously perfect for shoe shots!

Wall 82: Somos Mexico stripes and triangles at Mexic-Arte Museum

Address: 419 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Note: This delightful collection of vibrant designs faces north.

Wall 83: Green ceramic tiles

Address: 11711 Domain Blvd. Austin, TX 78758

Note: Another great find at Domain Northside! We can’t get over the texture of this richly-colored tile wall.

 

Wall 84: Packed Party Life’s a Party Mural

Address: 513 w 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

Note: The wall faces west across the street from Parlor & Yard.

 

In Closing

And there you have it! We hope you love it. If so, do us a favor and share it! Pin it, post on FB, share on IG stories, email to your friends. We’d appreciate and and all of that. 🙂

Any murals we missed that you’d like us to add? We’re constantly updating our mural guides, and we’ll always be sure to let you know once we’ve published an update.

So, next time you go to Austin be sure to check these out and let us know which you go to.

And in case you haven’t checked out our other mural guides, you can find them here. We’ve covered Houston, Dallas, and NYC Soho area, and we have many more to come!

Finally, as we mentioned above, our mural guides are our cornerstone features. These guides are fan favorites month after month. Interested in collaborating with us on our next guide? Drop us a note!

Have a great day!

All photos by our super talented color-loving Maritere Rice

A big thanks to our pal Sarah of The Bella Insider for posing for a few photos!

22 comments

    1. We appreciate you sharing our mural guide so very much, friend! Thank you.

    1. Thanks so much for sharing our mural guide, Carly! Xo

  1. Marjorie says:

    I wish you had given the artists credit for their work. You may be sued if you profit from their art without their legal consent and compensation.
    https://hyperallergic.com/432709/hm-lawsuit-street-artist-revok-copyright-law/

    1. Hi there, Marjorie –

      Crediting artists is of utmost importance to us, as you can see in this guide and all of our other mural guides. As noted in the introduction, “Note that we are always keen to credit the artists who create these beautiful public works of art. If you know who to credit for any that are missing artist credit, please let us know.”

      In the case of Austin, there were in fact quite a few murals for which we were unable to track down artists. We first of course look at the mural itself for artist annotation, then we reach out to the businesses where applicable, and next we also do additional research online. Some in Austin were found to be commercial projects funded by the businesses, in which they said artist credit wasn’t applicable. They instead just wanted us to make note of their business.

      If there are any murals for which you know artist info that we don’t have noted, please let us know! We are so grateful and appreciative of the art that these artists bring to our cities. We want more people to be able to enjoy it! I have not profited from this, but rather gone to great expense to travel to Austin multiple times in an attempt to visit and document all of these walls.

      Hope you enjoy! Thanks for chiming in.

      Best,
      Carrie

  2. Kelly says:

    You know you’re amazing and these guides give me life in the towns you’ve canvassed. Thank you so much for doing this for us all. Sadly, #48 is also covered over with tagging. But I’ve have the best couple days, even in the rain, finding 40+ walls from this list. Thanks again, lovely lady.

    1. Ah, thanks so much for saying that, Kelly! Glad you have enjoyed them! More to come! 😀

  3. Cynthia says:

    Great compilation! For #62, I think it’s referencing The Doors song, “People Are Strange.”

    1. Ah yes, of course! That makes sense. Thanks for enlightening us. 🙂

    1. Awesome! Thanks for sharing our guide. Glad you liked it.

  4. Marcia Yiapan says:

    These are a great collection. I was hoping to see the beautiful horse mural on S. Conress, though, and one or two others.

    1. Oh, I’m not sure if I’m familiar with the horse mural! Given us any leads on additional murals or colorful walls you know about. We’d love to check them out and add.

    1. Thanks so much for sharing our mural guide!

  5. Michelle says:

    I went searching for the “All you Knit is Love” mural but the store has moved locations and I’m not sure if the new store has the mural! Google maps isn’t showing it yet, if they do.

    1. Hmmm… Thanks for letting us know. By nature of street art, it is always changing for sure! We will look into it.

    1. Ah, thanks so much for sharing our Austin mural guide! I’ve been wanting to attend your conference, by the way. 😀

  6. bar says:

    I’m not sure by the comment if you really don’t know the reference, but when you’re strange is a line from a famous “Doors” song.

    1. Yeah, I got it. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

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