If you don't follow me on Instagram (you should 😀) then you may not know that I moved to Austin, Texas back in February. Since moving here, I have noticed that there is street art and murals everywhere. Of course, I haven't explored every inch of the city, but the majority of places I have checked out have had really fun and colorful street art very close by.
I wanted to start a little guide to street art in the city for anyone who either lives here or is passing by. Outdoor murals are pretty popular right now, and I'm sure you've noticed that people love to take pictures in front of them, including myself! I will be posting the guide here, as well as on Instagram. If you want to check them out, just search for #WTCwalls!
The first stop on the #WTCwalls guide is the Greetings From Austin mural. I thought it was appropriate since this is one of the major ones in the city. Plus, it's the first one in the series, which also seems to make a lot of sense! This giant postcard is a must-see for anyone passing through, and even makes for a great photo backdrop for locals.
You can find this mural on the southernmost exterior wall of Roadhouse Relics, located at 1720 South 1st Street. Although it is located on a side street next to a busy main road, there is always ample parking along Annie Street so you don't have to worry about your car while you snap a few pics. Just be ready to wait in line to take a photo if you go on a weekend, or during golden hour on the week days.
The last thing I want to mention about this location is about Roadhouse Relics itself. It is a really amazing custom neon sign shop that is responsible for the colorful Austin wall. It is closed to the public, and allows customers by appointment only, but it is a great place to check out nonetheless. They rotate the giant neon lights in the windows often, and they even have a couple of photo worry signs sitting on top of the entrance. I also recommend going across the street and peaking through the giant rusty fence. Behind it you'll find piles of vintage signs and props. Just take a look at the picture below to get a sense of what I'm talking about.
What do you think about my new #WTCwalls series? Is this something you would find beneficial if you were passing though or living in Austin? Comment below and tell me your thoughts!