Today is July 13 — or 7/13! And that date, ladies and gents, means it’s Houston Day!
Of course, this isn’t as exciting of a day as it could be. Houston’s seen a dangerous rise in its COVID-19 cases doesn’t really call for a bunch of 713 parties… but if you’re looking to celebrate yourself or with your fam, why not check out some of these 10+ murals around the city!
Houston Graffiti Building’s collection
Let’s start with the Houston Graffiti Building, shall we? May as well! This one is pretty much a one-stop shop for Houston murals! You can find the building at 1503 Chartres St. (and the surrounding area) just east of Downtown. Play eye-spy in the area for each of these colorful creations!
Houston Is Inspired
Need a little inspiration? Head to the Houston is Inspired mural in the heart of Downtown (313 Travis St). It’s an OG mural, sometimes compromised by parked cars, but always colorful and fun! It’s by @Gonzo247 — one of my fave muralists in town!
Houston Raised Me
This one is for my native Houstonians — like me! This mural is way bigger than I was expecting and is in an interesting spot: on the side of a Valero Gas Station in East Downtown. Actual address: 3326 Canal St.
Social Beer Garden HTX’s We Are Houston
Well, this one will have to wait until COVID blows over, but once all’s well again, grab a beer and head to Social Beer Garden HTX at 3101 San Jacinto St.
Greetings From Houston
Here’s one fit for a postcard! If you’re familiar with Houston’s mural scene, you’re probably familiar with this one at 3602 White Oak Dr. Even all these years later, it’s still a favorite.
Hands-On Hou in the Heights
This one’s a little out of sight — it’s off Shepherd at 18th Street in the Heights. It’s actually in a parking lot behind Snooze! Breakfast followed by quick photo sesh!
HOU Panels in Midtown
We interrupt this blog post on murals for a different type of art! @Capdavjon (AKA David Maldonado) painted these panels in Midtown on the side of a Starbucks (2101 Smith St.).
Love this marque-style mural that’s popped up on Washington (5913 Washington Ave) and it’s a little tricky — the best photo is actually from across the street (at The Classic!). They also have their own “Good Vibes Only” mural.
All The Houston Things at Eighteen36
I love how much Houston was crammed onto this fence on Eighteen36’s patio! Also, note the astroturf. Location: 2221 W Alabama St. Get a drink and enjoy the view!
Downtown Pandr Murals
I think we all agree that the Downtown Pandr murals make the world a better — brighter place! Find them at 1200 McKinney St — these two are specific to Houston, but there are even more!