Houston Murals

This week on Channelling Dolly I am introducing a new post category called “Let Me Introduce You To..”. This new spot on the blog will be your snapshot into the city of Houston. There are so many amazing places in the city that it is a shame many only know about us by the phrase “Houston we have a problem”! Well I am here to show you that this city is thriving! We have world class shopping and theatrical events. Our food is so good that you almost won’t mind going home with a few extra pounds, (pack your stretchy pants). And we have art! Art galleries, festivals and local artists filling up our spaces with bold color! First up let me introduce you to our Houston Murals! 

Houston Murals
Houston Murals, David Bowie
1230 Houston Avenue

The Station Theater is the home to several murals including the David Bowie and Gene Wilder memorials. This is a must see when mural hunting for fans of these legends. 

Houston Murals, Gene Wilder
1230 Houston Ave
Houston Murals
1637 Westheimer

Looking for your 90’s cartoon fix? This alley by Merchant and Market on Westheimer will provide you just that and a great photo op!

Houston Murals
1637 Westheimer

When you visit 1501 Sawyer you will feel as if you have hit the mural jackpot! So many talented artists have converged upon this one wall and created a vivid space.

Houston Murals
1501 Sawyer
Houston Murals
1501 Sawyer
Houston Murals
1501 Sawyer
Houston Murals
1501 Sawyer
Houston Murals
1501 Sawyer
Houston Murals
1501 Sawyer
Houston Murals
1501 Sawyer
1501 Sawyer
Houston Murals
1501 Sawyer
Houston Murals
1501 Sawyer
Houston Murals
1501 Sawyer

Of course no day of Houston mural hunting is complete without taking your pic in front of the Greetings from Houston sign. 

Houston Murals
3601 White Oak Drive

A big thank you to my great friend, aka Twinnie, Misty and my husband Gabe! Wonderful people and beautiful art make even a Saturday with gloomy skies shine! 

Houston Murals
Yale and 13th Street

Do you have any favorite places in Houston that I should feature on “Let Me Introduce You to..” ? 

76 thoughts on “Houston Murals”

    1. So glad you enjoyed them! I couldn’t pick a favorite either! Though I did love the bat, just because I think those cute little guys are misunderstood! 😉

  1. Those are beautiful murals. My friend was there recently and took photos in front of the rainbow one. We have lots of murals like this in my city too. It is a great way to expose people to art!

  2. I’m always so in awe of murals because of their attention to detail. It’s easy to get lost in the bigger picture stuff because it is, after all, a bigger picture. Haha. But people are still so creative and detailed when they paint them!

    1. Silvia yes!! The EaDo area is awesome for murals!On this particular day we ran out of time before we got to go photograph them, but I am planning on making another day of it!

    1. I understand that completely! I live just south of Houston and some days am just not feeling fighting that mess! Plus I-45 is of the devil it seems so that doesn’t help!

    1. I hope you make it to town one day so see these amazing artists! The David Bowie one was painted by a classmate of my friend Misty’s who was with me. That one had been on our list for a while and it was so worth finding! Very cool!

  3. I can.not.tell you how much I adore murals! I need to hunt them down in my city of Cleveland. Found a few, but gotta do more. You’re inspiring me, girl!

    1. Thank you Karen! This is just a small portion of the ones in Houston. I still need to get downtown and see many of those! You will have to share pics of what you find in Cleveland!

    1. It is really well done! There are so many David Bowie fans across the world that it is awesome to see his murals in so many different places!

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed it Krystel! In a few months I am going to New York and I am planning on finding several there to photograph. I can’t wait for those!

    1. Cassandra isn’t it awesome! The same artist did the David Bowie one as well. I would love to be able to paint portraits like that!

  4. These murals are amazing. I will have to look for them next time I am in Houston. I have visited some of the museums when I was there previously and was incredibly impressed by the diversity and beauty of each place.

    1. Blythe I am so glad you were impressed with the museums here! We really have so many that no matter what you enjoy you will find a museum to suit your tastes. Next time you are here you will have to try and make time for the murals. There are so many more that I need to go visit myself!

    1. Jonanna they did a great job of adding in so many!! They really had every single 90’s cartoon on there! Now as a Disney nut I would love to see one with all of those characters!

  5. I just love happening upon street art, it always puts a little pep in my step. In ATL we have a lot of it all over, especially flanking the Beltline!

    1. Amber I agree! It does put a pep in your step to see that creativity! One of these day I will have to make it to Atlanta to see the ones there.

    1. Thank you Keren! So glad you enjoyed the post! The 90’s one was so fun and very detailed!! It must have taken quite sometime to create!

  6. We love murals. We always stop and admire them. I love the murals you saw. Such beautiful and bright colors. We had one being painted near our house and it’s so neat to drive by and see the progress.

  7. Those wall art murals are absolutely beautiful and artistic. I love them all and how I wish I live nearby. I’d be taking lots of pictures in the area if I could. Love the vibrant pop of colors too.

  8. I am very amazed with street art, I think there are so many undiscovered talented artists around and it’s nice that they’re showing off their work through these murals. Everything is just beautiful and expressive too. I love this new segment on your blog.

    1. Katya the street ads painted like that are so cool!! I love that style! I’ll be in NYC in April and this is one of my things I must do when I get there..take pics of all the fun murals!

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