Art Outdoors: An Adventure in Graffiti

Austin has a ton of outdoor art; murals, sculpture, and graffiti.  I have started a project to document outdoor art in Austin and the surrounding areas this year.  Expect a post a month, possibly more, as I find time to wander around with my camera and document what I find! 

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I was turned on to the Hope Outdoor Art Gallery by a friend on Facebook.  I knew, based on the photos of her daughter at this hidden Austin gem, that I had to visit with my camera.  In between the Ice Storm of 2014 (20 something degrees, a little bit of moisture and 500+ car accidents later, you get a title with capitals) Friday morning and the next cold front tomorrow, Austin has been blessed with a temperature of 77 degrees F.  Yes, we suffer from weather whiplash here in the winter.  So, I grabbed my camera and headed out to Castle Hill.

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Due west of the Capitol and within sight of the UT belltower and downtown is the Hope Outdoor Gallery.  I’ve driven past this landmark 100’s of times in my time in Austin and have NEVER seen it.  This is part of the reason for my Art Outdoors project, to open my eyes to the art that I’ve missed spotting in my wanders around town.

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It was a beautiful day and there were a lot of folks out seeing the sights.  There were a few with spray paint adding to the decoration on the walls.  Welcome to Austin!

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If you get a chance to go, Hope Outdoor Art Gallery is between 10th and 12th and west of Lamar.  Look right and you will wonder how you missed it!