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 2021 Houston Mural Guide. Trends in the murals that popped up coincided with a reckoning of forces with Black Lives Matter, quarantine, hope and Texas pride.
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!
Also! If you want a cool gift idea, you can book a real mural tour and learn about the history behind these works of art.
2021 Houston Mural Guide
- Home Sweet Houston. 746 Brompton Rd. I discovered this mural on one of my many quarantine bike rides when gyms were closed. It’s off Brays Bayou and Buffalo Speedway on the west side of an apartment complex. Perfect reminder that home in Houston is right where you’re meant to be. Outfit details.
- Paint Drip Wall. 5909 Washington Ave. This neon burst of color brightens up an unassuming building off Washington Ave. With an ode to the original Paint Wall in Montrose, this vibrant twin faces east. Outfit details.
- Houston Heights. 100 W Cavalcade St. This larger than life mural adorns the side of the quirky and recently opened Heights House Hotel. Painted by @sar_sergioaguilar, @mural.agency and @xusangel, the mural faces south and has an interactive spot on the sidewalk where you can get some pretty fun alien abduction shots. Outfit details.
- Just Keep Growing. 642 Yale St. Painted on the side of Favor the Kind in Heights Mercantile, this mural is a favorite photo spot for people celebrating birthdays, announcing pregnancies, or celebrating a fun Saturday. I used this mural to celebrate the launch of my lifestyle blog anastasiachansen.com earlier this year. Also been a fan of the artist and UH grad @tylerkay for a while now and love to see her art evolve! Outfit details.
- I Believe in Good Things Coming. 1718 Houston Ave. This mural is the latest in the Fresh Arts Houston mural collection in First Ward. Painted by Anat Ronen in the middle of COVID, the mural definitely reminds Houstonians to keep the faith when going gets tough. The landscape represents the bayou, meadows, prairie and butterflies native to Houston. Find it on the south side of Café Brussels in the back parking lot. Outfit details.
- Hold It Down HTown. 2200 Texas Ave. Not necessarily a new mural but an exciting one to hype and have on your radar because the Houston Dynamo and the Dash soccer teams announced that they’re rebranding and becoming one club. Painted on the side of BBVA stadium by @zenfullart, it’s a must see for any sports fanatic.
- Black Lives Matter. 702 Dallas St. Many BLM murals and George Floyd tributes popped up in Houston over the summer in Downtown, Northside and EaDo. You can even find a “Black Towns Matter” painted on the street in Independence Heights. This one is located on the side of Seaside Lounge in Midtown shows Houston’s solidarity. Mural faces east and has decent parking nearby if you visit during the day.
- Explore East River. 2700 Clinton Dr. Painted across six shipping containers, this mural contains images inspired by Houston’s Historic Fifth Ward and East End neighborhoods. Artist @capdavjon depicts the power of the bayou and its ability to connect the city’s diverse community. The mural welcomes visitors into the “East River Houston” neighborhood that Midway commercial real estate is starting to build out. The shipping containers face west and north with street parking nearby. Outfit details.
- What Lifts You. 2770 Summer St. Located inside a public courtyard at Alexan Lower Heights, this intricate wings mural was painted by Kelsey Montague. She’s the real deal when it comes to street art and has been painting these wings all over the world (interactive map here). Taylor Swift even commissioned one in Nashville! Thus, it’s very exciting that Houston get’s an original piece! Mural is under an awning and faces West. Outfit details.
- Style Wall. 2901 S Shepherd Dr. In my opinion, you can’t beat a color block mural wall to get some great photos. I’ve been a fan since the Sugar & Cloth Color Wall (RIP) and can appreciate the vibrant chevrons rocking on the side of Buffalo Exchange. Mural faces north and photographs best in the early morning or evening. Outfit details.
There are so many new murals popping up every day. If you want to go out exploring on your own, definitely check out Houstonmuralmap.com for a comprehensive guide to the area’s public art, created by UP Art Studio.