Picture Perfect Austin15 Jul Team ATX Life Admin
If you’ve lived in Austin for any amount of time, or visited, or even been on Instagram, we’re sure you’ve seen a variety of murals that help keep our awe-inspiring city weird. They draw the attention of tourists, influencers, celebrities, and even Austin-natives. It’s part of our culture and part of what continues to breath beauty and life into our ever-changing neighborhoods.
We put together a list of some of our favorites and where you can find them, but be warned, there’s a chance our feelings may change! With all the art that’s constantly popping up in the area, there’s something new that steals our hearts and our breath away every day.
South Congress is a hub for cute boutiques, kitschy eateries, and spell-binding artwork. The “I love you so much” wall has easily been photographed thousands of times, yet it never gets old. It’s located at 1300 S. Congress which is just a short drive from the iconic mural depicting how Austin would be represented in a classic postcard on 1702 S. 1st Street.
It wouldn’t be Austin without an ode to the country legend that boasts about our city with pride and hosts a Fourth of July concert that’s one for the books. A “Willie for President” mural can be found on 1415 S Congress Ave. and it features a larger than life-size Willie Nelson drawing in constituents everywhere. Even our parking garages are dusted with artistic talent. Don’t believe us? Drive by the Austin Convention Center parking garage and marvel at the 107-foot colorful prism that took over a month to complete.
While there’s no doubt that Austin is filled with some of the most creative people in the world, we’ve also become masters of taking what others have done and making it work for us. The New Orleans “Before I die” wall allows guests and residents of the city to admit the things they’d like to accomplish in their life. It’s a glimpse into the heart and soul of the city and into the wants and needs of the people. A similar wall can be found right here in Austin at 206 E Elizabeth St.
We’ve barely scratched the surface on all there is to see around Austin, but we wanted to leave room for you to find your own favorites. Get exploring, take a few photos, and fall in love with the city.
If you ever need any help searching for the best places in Austin, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re ready to help you find the home of your dreams in a city that gets more unique every day, so just give us a “howdy,” when the time comes to make your move!