Exploring Houston:: Houston Murals Guide

It may be warming up, but there’s some time to explore Houston before so hot that you can fry an egg on the pavement. While a pilgrimage to a single Houston mural at a time may not be worth the trek from the ‘burbs, it’ll be worth it to include a stop to these places if you’re headed to nearby establishments. So here are a few great Houston murals around town that serve as great photo backdrop. Don’t forget that tripod, selfie-stick, or friend to snap that family photo for you!

As a bonus, there’s a suggested itinerary of nearby places to make your trip worthwhile. Note :: it mostly revolves around eating. Who are we kidding? It’s Houston. We love to eat.

Biscuit Paint Wall

Biscuit Home | Montrose | 1435 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

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Itinerary Suggestions – See the mural and pop into Biscuit Home. Visit The Menil Collection and Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum {both free!}. Eat at Common Bond, Empire Cafe, and/or The Chocolate Bar.

Greetings from Houston

Gelazzi | The Heights | 3601 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007

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Tip :: There are often cars parked in front of this mural. Use the panorama mode on your smart phone to capture the mural in its entirety.

Itinerary Suggestions – Brunch or lunch at either Happy Fatz, Onion Creek, or Pho Binh down the street. Stop at Gelazzi for the photo first – then reward with gelato. Then, stop by Revival Market for the best latte in town. Art Car Museum is south of the mural by a mile.

Love

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church | The Heights | 600 Pecore Street, Houston, TX  77009

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Itinerary Suggestions – Mural first. Lunch at Good Dog Houston {made it to Alison Cook’s 2015 Top 100} or Dacapo’s {cafe with delicious cakes}. Dessert at Red Dessert Dive. Stop by the other Heights murals.

Houston is Inspired

Market Square {Treebeards} | Downtown | 315 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002

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Photo courtesy of Eighty Two Photography

Itinerary Suggestions – Lunch at either Treebeards {open weekdays only} or Niko Niko’s. Snap at picture at the mural. Pop over to Market Square park to burn off some energy, or go a few blocks to Discovery Green.

#Whatliftsyou

Alexan Lower Heights | 2770 Summer St, Houston, TX 77007

Itinerary Suggestions – Check out B and B Butchers for a wonderful meal (you *must* order Chef Tommy’s Bacon!). Snap a pic with your wings and then take a stroll along Buffalo Bayou!

Keep on Dancing

Cottonwood | Garden Oaks | 3422 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77018

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Use caution. It’s close to an active railroad track.

Itinerary Suggestions – Eat at Cottonwood. They’re kid friendly. Or, eat at nearby Petrol Station – yes, it’s also a community bar…but their burgers are to die for. Then, head South into the Heights for Fat Cat Creamery.

EaDo Houston Murals 

EaDo | St. Emanuel St. @ Leeland St. 77003 

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Left photo credit Danny and Jessica Heinlein

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These beautiful Houston murals are all mostly a by-product of the ever-creative HUE Mural Festival where world-renowned muralists come to our great city to showcase their work. Their art has really transformed EaDo {East Downtown}. While there are so many more murals, these are our favorite for family photos.

Itinerary Suggestions – Have dinner at Huynh Restaurant down the street {it’s BYOB and my personal favorite for Vietnamese food} then head over for the murals. If the children aren’t in tow, grab a libation at the bar, Around the Corner. Or, stop by before a Dynamo game.

Voodoo Doughnut

Voodoo Doughnut Shop | Arts District | 3715 Washington Ave Suite A, Houston, TX 77007

Itinerary Suggestions – snap a photo and treat yo’ self some delicious doughnuts! They also have a vegan options so everyone in your party can partake! 

Do you have any favorite Houston murals you would add to our list? 


 

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Ashley is originally from Dallas, Texas. She recently moved back to Texas and became a Houston resident with family after spending the last five years in New Orleans where she learned that Mardi Gras truly is the most magical time of the year. Ashley and her husband have two children (2017 and 2019) and will welcome a third in Fall 2021. She first dabbled into blogging back in 2014 while in graduate school as she documented her experiences of exercising every day for a year. Ashley currently works full-time as a project manager in managed care. During her free time, you can find her spending time outside with her husband and kids, attempting a new fitness challenge, or finding a new dessert – it’s all about balance - which she shares about over on her blog www.tennisshoesandtiaras.com

6 COMMENTS

  1. The before I die wall in the heights should definitely be a part of this list. It’s a great place to go visit with blue line bike lab being the shop the mural is painted on and many places along the street to enjoy food.

  2. There’s a Love Each Other fence somewhere in the heights and I’ve seen pictures of it. Where exactly is that place at? I would love to take a picture of my husband and I.

    Thank you,
    Rowena

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