If you love the ever-changing street art at HOPE Outdoor Gallery downtown, you won’t want to miss the graffiti mural installation in Rock Rose, the new section of The Domain in North Austin.
This temporary outdoor art exhibit features 23 graffiti artists who are regular contributors to HOPE Outdoor Gallery, the community paint park located at 11th and Baylor Street in downtown Austin. Each artist’s mural is displayed along one side of Rock Rose Avenue, a street that boasts beloved locally owned businesses like Thai-Kun and Birds Barbershop (opening February 29).
Beside each mural, there is a small placard listing the artist’s name and Instagram handle, for easy social sharing. I love this; it’s always nice to be able to tag the artist on Instagram when you are a fan of their work.
Murals currently on display will remain in Rock Rose through April. These artists include Rei Alvarez, Samson Barboza “BOZA”, BRIKS, Bobby Dixon, Jason Eatherly, ER., G52, Tres Hoyt, MERES ONE, MEZ, Josh Row, and SLOKE ONE. Artists who will be featured from April to June include Lucas Aoki, Aaron Darling “ASCO.blucka”, DEKO, Antonio Diaz, FiSH, Mike Johnston “TRUTH”, Bradford Maxfield, NIZ, Roshi K, SWEET, and Vandal.
This is just a sampling of the murals you will find at Rock Rose, and it goes without saying that they are much more impressive in person. So, head over there and Instagram to your heart’s content! It’s nice to know these works of art will stick around for a few months.
The Rock Rose district, Phase III of The Domain, officially opened last month, but businesses will open gradually. Restaurants currently open include Tarka Indian Kitchen, Jack & Ginger’s Irish Pub, The Dogwood, Two Hands Coffee, and Mia Italian Tapas & Bar.
Rock Rose Avenue is a little tricky to find, with all the ongoing construction in the area. Just aim for the Red Garage, located southeast of Whole Foods Market, and follow the signs for Rock Rose Parking. The “district” is only one street, but it’s worth parking to stroll up and down the avenue, enjoying the outdoor art gallery. Stop for a drink, a meal, or a haircut, and stay awhile!
For more information on the HOPE Art Council, visit www.hopecampaign.org. For interest in artist commissions or prints contact [email protected]
Rock Rose District
The Domain, Phase III
11600 Rock Rose Avenue