Go on a self-guided scavenger hunt for Austin’s iconic murals
The next time you’re in the mood to take in some art, consider driving to Austin and going on a free, self-guided tour of the city’s urban art.
Here are a few popular suggestions—and their locations—to get you started:
I Love You So Much
Scrawled on the wall of Jo’s Coffee, this mural began as a graffiti love note from Austin musician Amy Cook to her partner, Liz Lambert, majority owner of Jo’s Coffee. Since its initial message was painted in 2010, this simple mural has become the background of many photos of friends, family, and lovers.
Address: 242 W. 2nd St., Austin, TX 78701
Jeremiah the Innocent
Walk along The Drag, across from the University of Texas, and you’re sure to spot Austin’s beloved amphibian, Jeremiah. Known by many as the “Hi, How Are You?” frog, Jeremiah is based on cover art for a 1983 album by musician Daniel Johnston, who transformed the small, alien-like frog on the album cover into a wall-sized work in 1993.
Address: Corner of 21st & Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78705
Greetings from Austin
If you’ve been searching for the perfect photo-op spot to take your out-of-town visitors, look no further than this recreated post card mural originally painted in 1998 by Todd Sanders and Rory Skagen. You’ll find this iconic mural located on the wall of Todd Sanders’ Roadhouse Relics studio and gallery.
Address: 1720 S. 1st St., Austin, TX 78704
Austin Graffiti Park
For a chance to spot local street artists creating original art, head over to Castle Hill. There you’ll find an ever-evolving array of brightly colored artwork spray-painted over the walls. Enjoy, but don’t become too attached to a certain piece, because by the next day another artist may have painted over it.
Address: Baylor St., Austin, TX 78703