I’m super excited to post about visiting the Hope Outdoor Gallery in Austin! I’ve been wanting to see this ever-changing graffiti park for a while now, and I finally got the chance last weekend. You guys… it’s amaaazing! There are so many vibrant colors everywhere you look. Even the leaves and cacti were graffitied! It’s so cool to see layers upon layers of art overlapping each other from multiple artists. It rained the weekend we were there, which made the colors really pop but also made a good amount of mud puddles that we had to maneuver around like ninjas. With a 4 year old atop my hubby’s shoulders, we weren’t able to see the upper levels. Bummer, but maybe next time! My bestie was also by my side while we oohed and aahed in every direction. If you’re planning a trip to Austin soon, this place is a definite must see!
While we were driving up to the park’s current location (I hear they’ll be moving in the future), we pulled up to the stop sign on W 10th and Baylor St., which seemed the be the steepest street ever, then turned right and it’s immediately on the left. First impression; SO much color + love at first site = total happiness. The art here is incredible and these colors were seriously poppin’. It’s almost impossible to see every single detail in person. While editing my photos, I saw so many more designs that I missed. There are just endless things to see and I feel like we only got to scratch the surface from missing out on the upper walls.
Check out those leaves! I love this shot, it’s so much fun. I spy a Hello Kitty! I’m also sporting my BFF Jenna’s HK umbrella, which my mini tried to steal numerous times. It was way cuter than our boring tan one, haha. How cool is this wall?!
I thought this was so neat, “LOVE” protruding from the wall! Perfect prop, I had to take advantage.
These here were half walls near the street. As you can see, even the trash cans got some graffiti love! Please do not mind my nappy hair… I was embracing the messiness because, you know, rain! 😉
This was my favorite corner, I spotted this piece of work almost immediately. I couldn’t wait to go stand next to it, LOL.
Here’s an overview of the entrance. Really digging the picnic table, yeah?
Isn’t this fairy so lovely? I had to stand next to her and get my photo snapped. Jenna’s too!
And some artists at work. I had such a rad time visiting the outdoor gallery, I can’t wait to go back. I only wish the trash was picked up because there was a lot of it. And I guess the spray paint cans get thrown to the side when they run out. I love that anyone can come and create art though. We even saw a little family with their kiddos loaded with spray paint and they all painted together. So cool. Thanks for reading along, you guys! And a huge thanks to you, Jenna for snapping countless photos of me in the rain!