First up is Austin’s huge Graffiti Park on 12th and Baylor. This place is gigantic. Murals are painted all over the walls by professionals (look below for a picture of one guy making his mark on the wall as requested by the Park’s caretakers). The murals are always changing and anyone can grab a can of paint and create to their heart’s content on the designated walls. This place is great for a weekend family outing, but is not a good place to chill and smoke during the day. There are tourists everywhere.
Downtown Walking Tour
You can find murals all over downtown Austin, but I stuck between 5th & 6th streets and Red River & San Jacinto to find all of these different murals. I took about an hour and a half and stopped to talk to a couple of people along the way. Smoking anything other than a vape pen in downtown Austin is not recommended. There are police officers everywhere and if you look it up, you will see many MJ arrests on 6th street. I suggest smoking on a balcony or in your room. I have smoked in the Hilton Austin on 4th Street and did not have any problems. Anyway, back to the art:
Random Places Throughout Austin
After all of my graffiti hunting, I thought I was finished. But, as my trip continued, I kept seeing more interesting pieces. One was by the graffiti park on the wall at Goodwill. The address is 914 N Lamar. I also found one on 3rd and Guadalupe, just inside of a parking garage. The only one I really wanted to visit, but didn’t get a chance to was the big Texas mural at 3700 Guadalupe.
I don’t think I really even scratched the surface when it comes to the murals and graffiti in Austin, Texas. I invite and encourage you to make up your own graffiti tour in the city you live in. Just google your town’s name and graffiti and I will bet you’ll find some pretty interesting things. I sure did.