Take a drive around Austin and you will see a mix of eclectic and colorful murals. Check out this guide for a casual, self-guided tour of the most photo-worthy murals in town.
Greetings From Austin
1720 S. First St.
Start the day with this South Austin gem, one of the most photographed murals in town. Located on the side of the Roadhouse Relics gallery, this giant vintage postcard is one of Austin's oldest and most frequented murals.
Love From Austin
1912 S. Congress Ave.
From South First, cut over to South Congress Avenue (SoCo), home to many of the city's most iconic murals. Located on the side of Austin souvenir shop Prima Dora, the black and white Love From Austin mural is simple but has become a favorite.
You're the Yee to My Haw
1701 S. Congress Ave.
After breakfast at the iconic Magnolia Cafe, walk over to this colorful mural at the SoCo Kendra Scott flagship store. While the brand now proudly sells their jewelry throughout the nation, Kendra Scott shows its Texas roots in this sweet sentiment painted on the wall.
Smile! Even If You Don’t Want Too
1511 S. Congress Ave.
Located near the stylish boutique Krewe Sunglasses, this positive message reminds SoCo visitors to keep smilin' when in Austin.
Willie for President
1415 S. Congress Ave.
Willie Nelson is a hometown hero in these parts, so artists Jacqui Oakley, Erick Montes and Joe Swec painted a mural to prove it. Located on the side of STAG Provisions shop, this is a must-visit mural for country music fans.
I love you so much
1300 S. Congress Ave.
The mural first went up in 2010, when Amy Cook, an Austin musician, painted the sweet words for her partner Liz Lambert, who owned Jo's Coffee at the time. Since then, it has been a bucket list attraction for any Austin visitor.
111 E. Cesar Chavez St.
From South Congress, bike or walk across the Congress Avenue Bridge to view the massive Women Vote mural on the side of the LINE Hotel. Austin's largest mural to date, featuring a depiction of Wonder Woman, was created by artists Shepard Fairey and Shandra Chevrier to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.
Peace Love Austin
201 Colorado St.
Continue North on Congress Avenue and turn left and make your way into the 2nd Street District. Walk in and out of the specialty boutiques in this neighborhood before snapping a picture in front of this bright mural.
East Second St. & Brazos St.
Tau Ceti, by artist Josef Kristofoletti, turned a city parking garage into a stunning (and massive) piece of public art. The color spectrum effect reflects differently throughout the day, making this a constantly changing piece of art.
Selena & Loteria
1619 E. Cesar Chavez St.
From downtown, head east to view even more street art. Located on the exterior wall of Flat Track Coffee, the Queen of Tejano is paired with colorful Loteria Cards to honor the deep-rooted Hispanic culture and history in East Austin.
1021 E 11th St.
Head over to Historic Six Square and check out a different kind of mural made from hundreds of gorgeously colored mosaic tiles. Rhapsody highlights the musical roots of East Austin and pays homage to black icons like Muhammad Ali, James Brown and even Texan-native Beyonce.
East 12th and Chicon Streets
After a lunch break in East Austin, visit the powerful We Rise mural by local artist Chris Rogers. The giant piece depicts multiple Black, Latino, Latina and Indigenous figures representing East Austin heritage. Figured include Beyoncé, Barbara Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Prince and many others.
You’re My Butter Half
2000 E. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
A little further north, You're My Butter Half is the perfect mural to visit with that special someone. Plus, there's even a phone holder at the mural to get that perfect self-timer photo!
Hi, How Are You?
Guadalupe St. & 21st St.
After exploring East Austin, head west towards the University of Texas at Austin campus for one of the most iconic murals in the city. Daniel Johnston, a local artist and musician, created this frog (named Jeremiah the Innocent) for an album cover and was commissioned to paint the mural on 21st Street in 1993. The simple greeting has captured the attention of Austinites, students and visitors for decades. Although Johnson died in 2019, his work still lives on in his Hi, How Are You Project, dedicated to inspiring conversations around mental health.
453-401 W 23rd St.
Wrap up the day near the University of Texas campus, this mural depicts Austin icons like the Texas State Capitol, Broken Spoke and the UT Tower all centered around the city’s namesake Stephen F. Austin. The mural was painted by a couple of University of Texas students in 1974, making it one of Austin’s first murals.
These are just a few of the murals Austin has to offer. As you explore the city, you are bound to find other beautiful public art pieces. Check out our Instagram for more fun things to do in Austin.