The pinnacle of Austin’s colorful street art scene can be found at the very impressive Hope Outdoor Gallery. Click through to find out more about the gallery and see the photos from our visit.
Hope Outdoor Gallery
Located at 11th & Baylor St, Hope Outdoor Gallery is a community park dedicated to giving graffiti artists a space to display their work. Multiple levels of concrete slabs from an abandoned construction project are now covered with all matters of graffiti. Amateurs, artists and tourists flock to the area for inspiration and an outlet for creative expression. Here’s a brief blurb about the project space from the Hope website:
Welcome to the HOPE Outdoor Gallery, our community paint park located at 11th & Baylor St. in downtown Austin, TX. This educational project is managed by the non-profit HOPE Events and was officially launched in March 2011 with the help of contemporary artist Shepard Fairey. It is the only paint park of its kind in the USA and was developed to provide muralists, street artists, arts education classes and community groups the opportunity to display large-scale art pieces driven by inspirational, positive & educational messaging.
The art and vibe at the gallery space makes it an easy inclusion to anyone’s Must See in Austin List. We visited last year for Halloween and snapped plenty of pictures. Take a look!
If you turn away from the art for a moment you’ll also get a pretty sweet view of some of the Austin skyline.
The best thing about Hope is that it is constantly evolving. Art you spotted a year ago isn’t likely to stick around. It might be completely replaced with something new or added onto creating an unrecognizable piece. The ceaseless changes makes it a great stop every time you’re in town.
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