Houston mural scene is always developing, changing and evolving. Here is a list of Houston murals that are new to town (or just new to us) that we think you should visit. Here is your Houston Mural Guide for 2020. The theme of this past year, possibly corresponding with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, portrayed a lot of positivity, Houston pride and astronauts.
As is the nature of the evolving art scene, there’s no telling when these pieces of art will be painted over or taken down. Definitely make a point to visit them sooner rather than later!
2020 Houston Mural Guide
- #theLoveWall. 5913 Washington Ave. Painted by @jacylnanddonnie and the #EyefulArt, the mural extends onto two sides of the Media Systems Inc. building. The side facing Washington is a vibrant rainbow spotlights and art deco “Houston” font that reflects an old Hollywood vibe. On the wall adjacent, bold letters proclaim “Love,” “Give,” and “Serve.”
- Smile & Your Heart Will Follow. 5410 Kirby Dr. The mini-mural by @joybrush.signs is just another reason to visit Grinder’s Coffee Bar near Rice Village. Grab a cup of CBD infused coffee or tea and relax at one of the first places in Houston to ride the CBD-wave.
- #HTOWN Rush. 1211 Caroline St. In combination with the opening of the new KHOU studio in Avenida de las Americas, this vibrant mural popped up in Downtown. The full mural advertises KHOU logo, but with some creative stances, you can focus on just the patterns or our the block #HTOWN text in your photos.
- Welcome to the Houston Heights. 1504 Yale St. When Blue Line Bike Lab relocated to their new location, inevitably a super cool mural would follow. (Their old location boasts a bunch of skeleton bikers). The technicolor mural by @nickydavis does not disappoint as its colorful characters welcome all to the Houston Heights.
- #McDHoustonWall. 2102 Leeland St. I almost didn’t include this one because it’s such a blatant ad for McDonald’s (and painted over some of my favorite murals) but after a year of consideration, I decided the larger than life astronaut by @gonzo247 and fries is pretty cool. It’s the only mural on this list featured in Graffiti Park in EaDo which is crowded by photo shoots on nice days. Bonus: You can also catch a collision of burgers and astronauts at the Shake Shack in Montrose.
- The Breathing Room. 200 Westcott St. Stop in for a pilates or yoga class at the new studio near Memorial Park, and leave with a photo of the mesmerizing patterned wall outside painted by @reginaldadams.
- Astros Star. 321 W. 19th St. Houston exploded with Astros art this year as the team took on the World Series. (Click here for our guide to those!) This simple, yet bold star can be found next to Manready Mercantile in the Heights. Search #PaintHtown for fun interpretations of this mural by @joybrush.signs.
- #DahliaHTX. 2901 Fannin St. Larger than life floral murals by #EyefulArt and MrD1987 are painted on the side of this new bar set to open in Midtown in January. The whole bar is a photographable art project with several white, pink and red rose walls throughout the bar and a colorful color splattered patio.
- Owl. 3302 Canal St. No Houston mural list would be complete without an inclusion of some of the latest additions from the 2019 HUE Mural Fest. This owl is painted by @kirileigh7 with other murals nearby by MrBBaby, @vernysanchez,and @nickydavis. This location transports me back in time as it was once the original location for the #SugarAndClothColorWall.
- Houston Curtain Mural. 1018 Cleburn St. Mammoth in size, scale and complexity to paint around roofs, windows and doors, this mural in Midtown depicts a colorful Houston bringing light to a monochrome world.
If you want to see these murals, you can do your own self guided tour in an afternoon (most are pretty close to each other). If you want a cool gift idea, you can book a real mural tour ($25-$55) and learn about the history behind these works of art.