Houston has an expansive museum district and hundreds of art galleries. The city is busting at the seams with talented artists, which is why talented muralists have taken to the great outdoors to showcase their large scale pieces. Hop on a bike or in a car and take a tour with us through the city to discover these spectacular pieces of art.
8. 2102 Leeland Street
You won’t see this park on any official map, and there’s no sign announcing it’s presence — but you’ll know it when you see it. For a few blocks in Houston’s East End, nearly every square inch of building is covered in colorful street art. Many of the works painted here were created as part of the Houston Urban Experience (HUE) Mural Festival, an annual gathering of artists launched in 2015. Affectionately dubbed “graffiti park” by locals, this sampling of murals is just the latest of a citywide effort to embrace the genre and add color and beauty to Houston’s downtown.
6. 2800 San Jacinto Street
Standing more than 60 feet tall and 180 feet wide, Artist Sebastien "Mr. D" Boileau took his vision for the mural, titled "Preservons La Creation" (Let's Preserve the Creation), to 2800 San Jacinto Street. There, he created Houston's largest mural to date. The result is a staggering portrait of God, arms outstretched, spray paint can in hand, along 8,000 square feet.
5. 424 W. 19th Street
The locally owned T-shirt printing and design company welcomes guests with bright animals on the building's side. The colorful mural was created by local artist Beans Barton in 2008.
4. 1435 Westheimer Road
Created by French, Houston-based artist Sebastien "Mr. D" Boileau of Eyeful Design. The #MontrosePaintWall can be found in the heart of Montrose.
2. 3825 Fannin Street
Collaboration with French Artist Kazyusclef and Houston artist Daniel Anguilu.
1. 1701 commonwealth
The Flat is a much-loved neighborhood lounge that's popular with the inner-loop's laid-back, alternative crowd. But before you head inside, take a look at this mural by Houston artist Daniel Anguilu.