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!
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.
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!
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.
Of course no day of Houston mural hunting is complete without taking your pic in front of the Greetings from Houston sign.
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!
Do you have any favorite places in Houston that I should feature on “Let Me Introduce You to..” ?
78 thoughts on “Houston Murals”
wow, so many cool art murals! I can’t decide which I like the most. The owl and the hummingbird are right up there though. Very cool photo post, I enjoyed it very much.
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! 😉
Oh I really like the Gene Wilder one!!
Intense isn’t it cool!! I wish I could paint portraits that well!
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!
Janel it is such a great way to open people up to art. I hope your friend enjoyed Houston!
Those are fun Murals!!! I love when cities have murals like this, it adds so much character to the cities!
Bill it really does! I love seeing how the subject matter changes depending on which city you are in!
These murals are so pretty. I’m glad you were able to visit them.
Thank you!! They are awesome!
Those murals are so pretty! I wish I could see these in person! I’m sure they’re so much more beautiful in person!
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Belle they really are so vivid in person!
Thanks for sharing the other beautiful face of Houston! I didn’t know Houston has this hidden gem. The murals are pretty awesome, and quite artistic at the same time.
Rose I am glad you enjoyed them! There is so much art in town that many don’t know about!
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!
I agree! I love the small details that still show up despite the fact that the paintings are huge!
You put up so many great murals around Houston! There is a ton of art everywhere especially in the EaDo area!
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!
Those murals are amazing! I’ve seen some cool ones in downtown los angeles but nothing really near us. Maybe I should start one 😉
You should!! They had me wanting to do the same thing!
I’m always in Houston, but haven’t seen a lot of these murals! So cool.
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Alix the next time you are here you should try to fit that in! You will not be disappointed!
Such beautiful art! I know that those are so much work, it is so wonderful that so many can enjoy them.
I agree Debra! They make me want to get out and paint!
I haven’t been back to Houston in years. That David Bowie mural alone is a reason to visit!
It really is fantastic!! I wish he would do a Prince one as well!
Those are amazing murals! I love the 90s cartoons mural. I haven’t been to Houston in so long but will look for those on my next visit!
You will love them! There are so many popping up all around town now!
Who knew??? Love this post. Now I want to visit Houston to see these murals. Love it!
Terri you should! There is so much to do and the people are very nice here!
I need to tour the area better so I can absorb all this beautiful art! I hate driving in the city so rush in and rush out! HA
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!
This is so awesome, i had no idea this existed! I have never been to Houston but i know i will be visiting this for sure if i ever do. That one of David Bowie is everything!
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!
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!
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!
These murals are very pretty! I love discovering beautiful street art.
Me too Theresa! It is so fun to spend a day doing this!
These are sooo cool! I live in Utah and I haven’t seen to many really awesome murals around. Thanks for sharing.
Rachel I think in Utah you guys have your share of natural beauty so maybe it is a trade off! 🙂
I love the David Bowie mural! I wish we had more things like this in London. I think we have a David Bowie one in south London but apart from that I can’t think of any
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!
How fun is this. I’ve seen photos of the Houston mural but never knew where to find it. Thanks for listing addresses. Next time I’m in Houston, I’m heading for those murals.
You are so welcome Debra! Happy to help!
Wow, those are some amazing murals! I’ve never been to Houston, but I’ll totally watch for these if I ever visit.
Hopefully you are able to visit one of these days!
Wow these are stunning. Murals are something I’ve only recently gotten into so I’m happy to see this.
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!
That’s a great portrait of Willy Wonka! I love looking at tag art. I’m not an artist so I’m always amazed by it
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!
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.
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!
Oh wow, some of those were beautiful! I loved the 90’s theme one! Beavis and Butthead, The Simpsons, Rocket Power, and so many more of my favorites.
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!
I love wall art!! I think it’s the best way to make a city shine and show pride in your area!! The houston sign is awesome!
Angela it is so detailed in person! It really represents everything the city has to offer!
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!
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.
This is so cool!! I love colorful wall murals, but we don’t really have that many cool ones here where I live in Orlando.
Nikki hopefully they will start adding more there.
These are all really good. Whoever did them was so talented. That really makes for a brighter neighborhood.
It really does Dawn! It gives the area such a fun vibe!
I love seeing murals while driving around the city. I really like the ones you posted so colorful. My favorite is the 90s cartoon fix.
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!
Wow, there are so many great murals in Houston! I would love to see that 90s cartoon one in person.
Kecia there are so so many!! This isn’t even half of them around town!
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.
Irina you will have to share a pic when it’s done!!
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.
Angela they are so fun to photograph!
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.
Thank you so much Amanda!! I can’t wait to add more posts to show off Houston!
I’m a big lover of graffiti too! I’ve never been to Houston, but there are some really good ones in New York too! I’ve also seen some street ads painted in graffiti style – those look so cool!
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!
OMG! this is amazingly well done and I like the one of you infront of the owl! Such a hidden gem in Houston. Will be sure to visit
Thank you so much Sly!
Love them all! Love the Bowie mural!!
Aren’t they awesome!!!