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Murals have become a way for artists to speak to their community, and residents express admiration or agreement with the art by snapping photos and posting them on social media for everyone to see. Here are some of the best Texas murals for the ideal Instagram backdrop.
On the wall of Jo’s Coffee in Austin’s SoCo neighborhood is one of the most iconic murals in the city. Originally, the words were a romantic gesture written by musician Amy Cook to her partner and owner of Jo’s, Liz Lambert. Now, the statement of love is a widely used backdrop and a necessary must-see when visiting Austin.
Jo’s Coffee, 1300 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 444 3800
This mural, located in Alpine, Texas, was part of a Mural in a Weekend project. The piece honors Mexican traditions and showcases the work of the late artist Jesus Helguera. If you’re fortunate enough to stumble upon this artwork, be sure to document its true beauty.
2013 Mural in a Weekend Project, Alpine, TX, USA, +1 432 837 3067
In Celina, Texas, there is a mural taking you back in time. The large piece is based on a photograph taken in the 1930s, and Oklahoma artists Lance Hunter and Sylvia Nitti worked on this piece of art for weeks. It’s now one of Celina’s most treasured attractions, commemorating both past and present.
Chisholm Trail is easily the most iconic public art piece in Fort Worth. Painted in 1988, the mural remembers Fort Worth’s cultural history and the Chisholm Trail cattle drives that took place between 1867 and 1875. Its grand beauty makes it the most photographed place in Sundance Square Plaza.
Oak Cliff Cultural Center in Dallas showcases a mural expressing the importance of diversity. The venue provides community programs centered on art and culture, which the public art piece on their wall directly reflects. If you ever visit the center, make sure to document the trip with this mural as your background.
Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX, USA, +1 214 670 3777