The following murals are some of our favorites in DFW and the surrounding areas that are definitely worth exploring. Mural tour, anyone?
1. THE HILL
The Hill is quickly becoming one of our favorite places in Dallas. It boasts so many great restaurant options in a relaxed and fun setting, and the bounty of cool and creative murals at The Hill transform it into a lively and colorful space. Various local artists are the creators behind the murals at The Hill. We love how each artist adds their own unique creative perspective to the space!
This fun mural is located at Flea Style in Dallas and makes the perfect backdrop for a photo! Fun fact: Flea Style was founded by a Dallas local and specializes in one-of-a-kind items from local makers and collectors. As if all of the quirky awesome finds weren’t a reason enough to check out Flea Style, this mural (painted by @maddonandco) definitely is!
This awesome mural by Alli K Design is located in American Threads at Southlake Town Square. We love Alli’s incorporation of florals into her murals, and this one is perfect for that classic “Texas” photo-op. In addition to her Lone Star Babe mural in Southlake, she has several murals around Dallas, like her “This Must Be The Place” mural behind Favor the Kind on Henderson Ave.
This beautiful mural by Dana Tanamachi is located at Emporium Pies in Deep Ellum. Delicious pies and a fun mural? Count us in! After grabbing a slice of pie and enjoying the patio scenery, we definitely recommend exploring the Deep Ellum area. It’s filled with a lot of great murals by local artists (thanks to the 42 Murals project), and you never know what great photo-ops you’ll find. Check out this guide for a few ideas!
This lovely butterfly mural is Kelsey Montague’s first permantent installation in Texas! You may have seen one of Kelsey’s murals on Taylor Swift’s Instagram feed — she was recently commisioned to create butterfly wings for Taylor’s release of her song, “Me!”. Kelsey has work around the world, but we love this one outside Francesca’s (on Kincaid Road) at The Shops at Legacy in Plano. We love butterflies, so this is definitely one of our favorites on this list!
This mural at Mama Tried Honky Tonk in Deep Ellum is an awesome combination of the American flag, Texas flag, and “Don’t Mess with Texas”. If you’re feeling patriotic or have a surge of Texas pride, then this mural is a must-see! Be sure to stick around after snapping a pic with this mural to enjoy classic Texas food and great live music.
This bright and fun mural created by artist Steffi Lynn is located outside of Mend Hair Studio in Fort Worth. It’s another vibrant mural with awesome Texas touches — think cowboy hats and cacti! Even if you don’t have a cowboy hat to wear, a photo in front of Steffi Lynn’s “Howdy” mural is definitely a must when exploring Cowtown.
Interesting name, interesting mural. Whether you want to step back and capture the whole thing or get a close up with one of the unique parts of this mural, “Forgotten Future” (created by ARTLAB3000) is a great place to take a picture. It’s located in the parking lot of Juicy Pig BBQ in Denton, and reminds us of a dreamscape with surrealist vibes. Denton has a surprising amount of murals worth checking out — take a look at this list by Angie Away to see some of the top ones!
We love this bright and cheery wall at MELT Ice Creams in Fort Worth! You can’t help but smile when you see it. Definitely make sure to get some delicious ice cream when you stop by to see this iconic Fort Worth photo-op. We also recommend walking around Near Southside, which is full of other murals worth exploring.
“If you are here, you are awesome”. Enough said! Who wouldn’t want a picture in front of a mural confirming their awesomeness? This gem is located at the Foch Street Warehouses in Fort Worth, next to Hatsuyuki Handroll Bar. While you’re in the area, be sure to wander around West 7th for great restaurants, shopping and nightlife!
This eye-catching mural celebrates Lewisville’s history and heritage, rooted in community, music and an emphasis on Texas nature. It’s another awesome creation by ARTLAB3000, filled with surrealist vibes like animals in suits and longhorns playing trumpets filled with rainbows (the perfect background for a close-up picture). Take a step off Main Street in Old Town Lewisville to find this mural located outside Beside The Bride on North Mill Street.
This is a must stop mural destination in Fort Worth. It’s one of the state’s only outdoor galleries, and there are over 20 murals to experience! If you’re just stopping through, a great place to start is with the “#28mantras” series that’s scattered around The Foundry District, created by the artist Brennan Bechtol. These are meant to be discovered, read, and repeated with the goal of bringing a smile or positive affirmation to all those who stumble across them.