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Texas Murals For The Perfect Instagram Backdrop

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Updated: 1 January 2017
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.

Greetings From Austin

Artists Todd Sanders and Rory Skagen were inspired by a popular postcard for their Greetings From Austin mural. Since its first reveal in the late 1990s, the painting has been the backdrop for countless photos, including those on Instagram.

Greetings From Austin Mural, 1720 S 1st St, Austin, TX, USA


‘I Love You So Much’

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


Welcome to Historic Sixth Street

Sixth Street is by far the most popular street in Austin, with live music venues, restaurants, shops, and bars luring visitors. This mural is a great way to commemorate your day or night on the historic street.

Historic Sixth Street, N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX, USA


J. Harding & Co. Mural

Local Houston artist Beans Barton is known for his unique style. He painted the mural seen below on the wall of J. Harding & Co., a screen printing and design business located in the historic Houston Heights district. The painting now serves as the backdrop to many eye-catching Instagram photos.

J. Harding & Co., 424 W 19th St, Houston, TX, USA, +1 713 862 9855


Poco a Poquito

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


Celina Main Street

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.

Celina Mural, Main Street, Celina, TX, USA


Chisholm Trail

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.

Sundance Square Plaza, 420 Main St, Fort Worth, TX, USA


Oak Cliff Cultural Center

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


Houston Is Inspired

This Houston is Inspired mural was completed in April 2013 by the owner of Aerosol Warfare Studio. The purpose was to highlight Houston’s culinary and arts scene in a way that everyone can appreciate. The colorful piece is located in Market Square Park and is now one of the most popular murals to pose with when visiting Houston.

‘Houston is Inspired’ Mural, 313 Travis St, Houston, TX, USA