I definitely have a thing with walls! A lot of people already know that about me! Nature makes the best backdrop but street art is a close second. I instantly get captivated by the murals on the Houston streets and I usually get a picture with the walls (very casual). The list is always growing especially since I find new art on the regular.
Here’s 8 spots in Houston that you should definitely take your baby, your man candy, or go solo to snap a really great picture!
(Fun fact: most of these locations are located near some of sort of food or drink.)
(Another fun fact: I took most of these from the car window, haha… apologies for the poor quality.)
1. Biscuit Paint Wall at Biscuit Home (1435 Westheimer Rd)
2. Daniel Anguilu at Common Bond (1706 Westheimer Rd)
Food nearby for both: Common Bond for brunch type foods and coffee, Empire Cafe as well. There’s a Raising Cane’s a little down the street too!
Tips for this location: try and go during a less busy time for the best shot. Cars are usually parked next to the mural.
3. Love at St Mark’s United Methodist Church (600 Pecore Street)
Food nearby: Whataburger
4. Greetings from Houston at Gelazzi (3601 White Oak)
Food nearby: Here at Gelazzi for gelato and other sweets. There’s a few more places on White Oak to check out! Coltivare for Pizza, Christian’s Tailgate and Onion Creek for Burgers, Lee’s Fried Chicken and Donuts for chicken and/or donuts. There’s so much variety!
Tips for this location: Usually tons of cars parked next to the mural- so go during a less busy time! It’s hard to get the entire sign in a picture if you’re using a cell phone so stand across the street and hope there are no cars to ruin your shot!
5. You are my Sunshine at Thread Houston (249 West 19th Street)
Food nearby: Zoe’s Kitchen, Snap Kitchen (so good!)
Tips for this location: timing is key for this picture. The lighting can be weird depending on certain hours. Also you’ll have to park near Zoe’s or Snap and walk to the building (if you’re driving).
6. Houston is Inspired (313 Travis Street)
No tips because I’ve barely ever been able to get out of my car to get a good shot! There’s so much construction downtown… Also, it’s downtown so be safe, obviously.
Tips for all of the EaDo locations: be safe- they’re sort of in shady areas- not too shady but just enough, ya know? Anyways, be smart about your surroundings, especially if you have your little one with you!
Sugar and Cloth Color Wall at Headquarters HTX (3302 Canal Street)*unfortunately this location is no longer painted*
Tips for this location: This picture was taken across the street- so to get the entire wall, that’s what you’ll have to do. You can obviously just do one color if you’re up close. If it rains, it’ll flood a little bit right there in front but it’s not too bad!
8. Graffiti Heaven (corner of Leeland and St. Emanuel- exact location unknown)
You can see more of the street art from this awesome area here.
9. Unknown Artist beside Ahh! Coffee and other eateries (2018 Rusk Street)
ignore the fact that I’m in this picture!
So there’s a few cool Houston spots. As I stated before, I’m always exploring the city and finding new things so consider this part one of Houston street art. In the meantime, if you know of any cool places, let me know and comment below!
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