Texas Murals For The Perfect Instagram Backdrop

Chisholm Trail Fort Worth, TX | © www.GlynLowe.com/Flickr
Chisholm Trail Fort Worth, TX | © www.GlynLowe.com/Flickr
Photo of Aubrey Cofield
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.

Welcome to Historic Sixth Street

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Sixth Street, Austin, Texas
Restaurants and bars line Austin’s Sixth Street | © Dave G. Houser / Alamy Stock Photo
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.

J. Harding & Co. Mural

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Bean Barton Mural
Bean Barton Mural | © Patrick Feller/Flickr
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.

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.

Alpine Texas | © Brad Fults/Flickr

Houston Is Inspired

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Houston Mural
Houston Mural | © Ron Jones/Flickr
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.